Ok, here it goes:
CPU: Intel @6600 -$200
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower -$50
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L -$90
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 800MHz -$85
Hard Drive: Seagate 7200.10 250GB -$57
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W -$100
GPU: Radeon HD3870 -$150
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 -$50
oops: That costs $782 but I bet you can find some deals to cut the cost.
You could cut costs with a cheaper PSU.
Reasoning for the parts:
CPU: If your doing ANYTHING with video, a quad is a must
CPU Cooler: Great cooler for the quad. There are many other alternatives as well
Mobo: Good Ocer, since your not gaming dual x16 slots are not needed
RAM: Great RAM for the price. When working with video and photos 4GB+ is a must
Video card: The 3870 is a great card for video editing. It off loads the CPU due to the UVD (unified video decoder). This allow you to play back video at teh native frame rate and resolution while editing it.
PSU: great psu. Dont need to say anything more
Case: I have built computer for people and have used this case on 4 builds. It is a great budget case. Otherwise, get a CM690. The pictures do not do that case justice.
Originally Posted by aksthem1
Will this be overclocked as well?
what a silly question Edited by mortimersnerd - 7/1/08 at 4:37pm