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post #1 of 5
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First post but have been lurking around for some time now. My main computing needs audio video editing. I do lots of collecting live music in lossless formats. I want something that is going to be able to convert video and audio well. I eventually plan on adding a audio card in the future for music recording too. I do want to be able to some decent gaming as well.


I have picked up the following already (microcenter);
SEAGATE Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 7200RPM $64

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX
AMD PHENOM II X4 965 BLK ED $267 together.

I picked the motherboard because I plan on adding the video card at a later time, so i needed the on board graphics.
I plan on getting two of these for ram: Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666
Probably windows 7 home premium 64bit for the os

There are just far too many options for the case and power supply though. My requirements for the case is something that I can put next to my desk and not be distracted by. I want a case that I will be future proof, that I can add drives to and not be limited with space.
For the power supply I dont want anything that is going to be over kill. I plan on a only running a single video card when I get one and only mild over clocking.

For that reason I was thinking about something like this from Antec as it seems to fit my needs(solid case and power supply included.) My main concern is that is 500watts going to be enough for my needs? Can you guys help pick out a good power supply and case combination for around $120 combined? Ideally, I want one that is 80+ certified and will last, I dont want a cheap one but dont need an urber expensive one.

I'd appreciate any feed back on any and all of the parts I've listed. Let me know if you need to know anything else, thanks
My System
(13 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PHENOM II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX 5850 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 [2 x 4gig] 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Barracuda [1TB] 7200 Windows 7 [64 bit] Antec Truepower 650W HEC Blitz 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Barracuda 7200RPM SATA3 64MB OCZ Agility 4 128 Windows 7 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 
CaseAudio
SilverStone Milo ML03B Realtek ALC892 
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My System
(13 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PHENOM II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX 5850 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 [2 x 4gig] 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Barracuda [1TB] 7200 Windows 7 [64 bit] Antec Truepower 650W HEC Blitz 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Barracuda 7200RPM SATA3 64MB OCZ Agility 4 128 Windows 7 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 
CaseAudio
SilverStone Milo ML03B Realtek ALC892 
  hide details  
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post #2 of 5
Euh no
Why go generic 1333 CL9 memory... when this G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 CL9 costs a full $5 less after promo code (even more less 'cause shipping is free!) and is much better!
HEC Blitz - $40
Antec Truepower 650W - $80
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Euh no
Why go generic 1333 CL9 memory... when this G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 CL9 costs a full $5 less after promo code (even more less 'cause shipping is free!) and is much better!
HEC Blitz - $40
Antec Truepower 650W - $80
Thats the kind of advice I'm looking for

Anything else? Thanks
My System
(13 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PHENOM II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX 5850 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 [2 x 4gig] 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Barracuda [1TB] 7200 Windows 7 [64 bit] Antec Truepower 650W HEC Blitz 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Barracuda 7200RPM SATA3 64MB OCZ Agility 4 128 Windows 7 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 
CaseAudio
SilverStone Milo ML03B Realtek ALC892 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PHENOM II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX 5850 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 [2 x 4gig] 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Barracuda [1TB] 7200 Windows 7 [64 bit] Antec Truepower 650W HEC Blitz 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Barracuda 7200RPM SATA3 64MB OCZ Agility 4 128 Windows 7 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 
CaseAudio
SilverStone Milo ML03B Realtek ALC892 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
If no video card, heck, a 400W will do just fine
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
If no video card, heck, a 400W will do just fine
I plan on a video card, just not for another few weeks. Some thing mid range along the lines of $150 range. Just haven't really looked into them too much yet.
My System
(13 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PHENOM II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX 5850 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 [2 x 4gig] 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Barracuda [1TB] 7200 Windows 7 [64 bit] Antec Truepower 650W HEC Blitz 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Barracuda 7200RPM SATA3 64MB OCZ Agility 4 128 Windows 7 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 
CaseAudio
SilverStone Milo ML03B Realtek ALC892 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PHENOM II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 ATX 5850 G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 [2 x 4gig] 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Barracuda [1TB] 7200 Windows 7 [64 bit] Antec Truepower 650W HEC Blitz 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Barracuda 7200RPM SATA3 64MB OCZ Agility 4 128 Windows 7 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 
CaseAudio
SilverStone Milo ML03B Realtek ALC892 
  hide details  
Reply
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