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I was wondering if anyone wanted to help me out with a build. Basically I need to build a budget system for around $600 and that $600 needs to buy a Monitor also. I have a PSU, and a 1.5TB WD Green and a 24x DVD Drive already.

Anyone wanna suggest a build with HDMI mainly for some photo/video presentation work and that can stream to the TV. As thats what I need. All for under $600.

Thanks! and remember. I have a PSU, HD, and Optical Drive already.
(Would new Sandy Bridge graphics be strong enough)
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post #2 of 15
To answer one question, Yes, Sandy Bridge graphics SHOULD be plenty for that use. But good look getting a cheap build out of that haha

SB does come out soon, so you can wait for some more reviews if you want to go that route.
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post #3 of 15
You can run an AMD system for this easily.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925
MOBO: Any 880G Motherboard that has HDMI
RAM: Cheapest 4GB RAM
Price: Will be around $250

So you have the rest to choose any case and monitor for your liking.
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Nobody wants a AMD system >.>
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post #5 of 15
pretty big ask with the monitor as well, aren't you streaming to your tv? the smallest sandybridge is 210(Australian dollar) and mATX is 120(aud) minus 150 for monitor, and thats most your budget, still need ram gpu and case, wish i could help mate?? maybe theres better prices over there???
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
Nobody wants a AMD system >.>
Nobody likes bad grammar. For his purpose, an AMD system will do great for him, especially at a cheap price for the right performance.
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Febreze View Post
Nobody likes bad grammar. For his purpose, an AMD system will do great for him, especially at a cheap price for the right performance.
Yeah. I prefer Intel, but AMD is more likely in this situation. I give them props for being good bang for the buck
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Here you go man, you can start with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103824
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post #9 of 15
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the AMD 925 has good enough integrated graphics for all that?

It's for a co-worker, his "Macbook" died. it was like 5 years old anyways. and I'm building him a Win 7 + Linux machine and he can learn the rest himself.. He basically makes family video clips, edits some photo's and video's. and watches movies and netflix n stuff all on his TV from his computer. So thats all I really need it to do.. He'll game if it can, but he has a 360 for that.

a decent 22" monitor is pretty cheap, Antec 300 case is cheap also. I'm just looking for best idea's for the rest.
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post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rider85 View Post
Here you go man, you can start with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103824
no workie!
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