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No monitor, just the system.
I need to build a budget system for a previous mac user (friend of the family, 5 yr old macbook died)
Basically I need the best system possible to just do some photo/video work and decent editing, HDMI output for streaming movies and video's to his HDTV. and maybe, maybe game if it can. but not a requirement.

I have $600 to spend. BUT i already have a 1.5TB WD HD, and a 24x dvd Burner. Thanks for any help. I'm a AMD Noob. Show me what AMD Can do.

Edit* Here's what I came up with

Edited by xguntherc - 1/7/11 at 5:41pm
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I haven't posted it yet but I now intend to sell my cpu for $100, mobo for $100 and memory for $50.
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Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138283 $60 free s&h
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103817 $65 free s&h
CPU heatsink (for oem chip): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103075 $15 free s&h
Case and PSU combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119210 $60 free s&h (kinda basic psu, but you didn't state a use for the system. This one should be fine for a basic build)
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104227 $56 free s&h

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-24009275-L0D $120 free s&h
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-14161334-L06C $70 after mir free s&h

Total = $446(466 before mir)+ tax shipped. (no shipping charges)

This setup will actually play most modern games as pretty decent settings.

Also, the ram is a bit more because that board only supports up to 1333, so the tighter timings speed things up a bit.
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post #4 of 34
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Thats a pretty nice build there.. I actually have that EXACT same PSU from that combo sitting here. It's brand new. So I could use it but it is pretty generic. I was going to get the Corsair 430w builder series. but if that 420w will do I can use it.

Thanks for the list. I like it. But I can spend $600 and would like to spend that on a better CPU and preferable not a micro board. but I don't care if the board is micro if that is what needs to fit the budget. I may or may not need the Monitor afterall. so might have the extra $120 for a better CPU
Edited by xguntherc - 1/7/11 at 2:49pm
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Cool, I was mainly trying to get you a good chipset so that you can OC the pII a bit. Still a heck of a deal on the GPU. The Corsair would def be an upgrade.
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Case M59 is an excellent budget case if not one of the best.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146058
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017
JG gave it an 8 so it can't be that bad but I'll also link these two for you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182202
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227558
CPU Cooler Optional:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103075
CPU + Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.581470
The OnBoard 4250 should be suffice for his needs via movie streaming/watching.
Newegg total = $387 with shipping
For the rest of the money add a GTX 460/470 or HD 5770 to fill in the gap of money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-490-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518
Edited by Dtrain - 1/7/11 at 4:35pm
    
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How is this guys?

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955BE with your choice of mobo. GTX 460, HAF 912 or other budget case. Good 400w PSU. Cheap 1333/1600 RAM.

Edit: this would be great for his needs. Could also throw in a CM Hyper 212+ and OC a little.


Edited by Confessed - 1/7/11 at 4:31pm
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
No monitor, just the system.
I need to build a budget system for a previous mac user (friend of the family, 5 yr old macbook died)

Basically I need the best system possible to just do some photo/video work and editing, some HDMI output for streaming movies and video's to his HDTV. and maybe, maybe game if it can. but not a requirement.

I have $600 to spend. BUT i already have a 1.5TB WD HD, and a 24x dvd Burner. Thanks for any help. I'm a AMD Noob. Show me what AMD Can do.
hey xgun,
are u trying to build the best possible system with the intention of spending up to $600, or are u just trying to build an adequate 'budget' pc for your needs ? $600 is a nice chunk of change for a sweet system
    
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I have my sig rig, and I'll be upgrading my own eventually.

THIS THREAD, is for a Friend I'm building a PC for. and why do adequate when you can do better. Basically I have about $580-$600 to spend outright on a system. At first that total included a monitor. making this tough, but now I don't need the monitor. So I have $600 to spend and I don't need a HD or a DVD Drive. I'd like to get the best for the money obviously.

I think my Screen-shot above was a pretty rocking system for $560
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