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post #11 of 17
You said you want quad core so here is Q8200 for $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115055

and since you have such small monitors pick up the hd4830 for $90 before MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131129

Total: $260

Thats under your budget and will be a nice upgrade. Overclock both of them and it will be a huge upgrade.
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This would be a good upgrade for you around $400.

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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Korben View Post
This would be a good upgrade for you around $400.

Do you really think he needs such a beefy video card for a 17inch monitor?
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post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.. I will be getting a 22" sometime in the future, but again I will be doing mostly video and music editing.

Ends up Im getting more back from taxes than I thought so I might be upgrading everything and passing this down to the wife. I should know for sure whats up in a week or two.
Thanks again!
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Talked to the wife and we are going to pass down most of my current rig to her and build another for me!

Like I stated before, I dont need a hard core gaming rig this is used mostly for video and music editing. Most common apps are: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Reason, Cubase, Nuendo..

I was thinking about:
Monitor - ASUS 21.5"
CPU - Q8200
MB(for wife) - ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS
Ram - G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2 1000
Case - NZXT Alpha
Video card - POWERCOLOR 4830

With tax(ugh CA) and shipping the total is $660

Thoughts?
post #16 of 17
Don't get the Q8200 if you plan to oc. It has 7x multi, making it very hard to get high clocks. If you want something that runs cool, get the Q9400 at least.
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post #17 of 17
Do you know the fsb wall of the mobo you'll be using for this build? If it is <460, you may want to invest in a more expensive quad. The q8200 has a x7 multiplier so you'll need a 500fsb just to get to 3.5!
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