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New build need input/help/suggestions

post #1 of 5
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Hi guys, I'm going to be building a new rig for myself and I've been out of the computer bizz for a while so I'm kinda outdated. Budget = $500

I'd like to build a computer to do the following:
Photoshop CS5
Play Starcraft 2 on Ultra
Browse the internet
Watch HD movies
I listen to A LOT of music and I need the best sound quality

What I already have:
80GB SSD
1TB HDD x2
DVD Drive
Keyboard/Mouse
Speakers (Logitech X-540)
Monitor

What I have chosen so far for the build:
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640
Mobo: ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB
GPU: ? Not sure what suits me best for my useage
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DX ???? Not really too sure about sound cards :/
PSU: ?
Case: ?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys
Edited by LOLUMADBRO? - 12/29/10 at 9:11pm
post #2 of 5
I would have to say wait 11 days and get SB I think many people would agree with me. Get the i5 2500k or the 2600k some people have gotten a 5ghz oc on air.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 PRO Saphire R9 290 Tri-X OC G.Skill 8GB 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 500GB & 2TB Samsung 830 LG Blu-ray Thermaltake Frio 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus 23.6" & Dell 27" Ducky-9008 Brown Corsair HX750 
CaseAudio
NZXT Phantom Black/Orange RX-900 
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Kpnamja
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 PRO Saphire R9 290 Tri-X OC G.Skill 8GB 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 500GB & 2TB Samsung 830 LG Blu-ray Thermaltake Frio 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus 23.6" & Dell 27" Ducky-9008 Brown Corsair HX750 
CaseAudio
NZXT Phantom Black/Orange RX-900 
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post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by kpnamja View Post
I would have to say wait 11 days and get SB I think many people would agree with me. Get the i5 2500k or the 2600k some people have gotten a 5ghz oc on air.
I'd like to stick with AMD as my budget is limited to around $500..
post #4 of 5
For GPU I'd go with an HD 6870 and for a PSU a Corsair HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W should be more than enough juice. Casewise you can't go wrong with Antec.
post #5 of 5
I believe there are better motherboards for the price (see if you can find an ASUS M4A785-M in your area or a Biostar A880G+).
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