1000$ gaming and video editing PC

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: early august 2009

BUDGET RANGE: 1000$ limit (maybe a little more but try to keep it low

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video editing, internet surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: don't need OS' ill just use a cracked one or tell me a good reason why to buy a license...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel cpu, mid tower case, widescreen lcd.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: u tell me what will be the best...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: this will be my first build so yea....



this is what i have so far

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074

KEYBOARD (im totally using this)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823166035

MOUSE Xd (im totally using this)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104221

OPTICAL DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

CASE (im totally using this)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801
 

huron

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You look like you've made some decent choices.

First thing I would like to ask - where's your PSU and your RAM?

Most choices are OK, but I think there are a few things that could be improved.

I'd get the Western Digital 640 GB HDD - right now they have a sale on the Black version for only $10 more than the drive you have listed.

I love the case - have it myself.

Good CPU choice for gaming - have it myself as well.

The one thing that I think about is that for $1000, you could get pretty close to getting an i7 rig, or Phenom II that would be more cutting edge.

The monitor depends on how much you want to spend - you can get good 22" for a little over $200 (sometimes quite a bit less). 24" may tax a single GPU solution in extreme games.




 
@OP: go away. If you use a cracked Windows you're a thief. You steal software, and then the programmers who worked on it get laid off because there's no money to pay their salaries.

 

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haha, nice guys... let's all point the finger at the OP about his pirated OS (like nobody posting here has ever stepped outside of the license terms!) while nearly every person I know is enjoying theatrical release movies downloaded from the internet. It's all copyrighted, and it's all created by people with salaries.

Annnyways, I do own my OS, and here's my latest computer build. I'll be ordering tomorrow morning:
Intel Core i7 920
ASUS P6T Deluxe
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 DDR3
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB (x2)
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R
CORSAIR CMPSU-550TX 650W
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel

That's $1700 CANADIAN after tax (about $1350 US?) I changed the video because I took a look at the one listed from the OP. Looks mighty nice. (I'll be needing to do some HD video editing at 1080p)

This was my original budget build ($950 US), but I decided to go for Moooore Power instead.

Intel E8500
Gigabyte P45UD3L
OCZ Platinum 8GB DDR2 800 kit
EVGA 512-P3-N954-TR GeForce 9500 GT
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB (x2)
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R
CORSAIR CMPSU-550TX 650W
Antec Three Hundred Black Stee
 
:bounce:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-nvidia-sli-motherboard,7463.html <--- Gigabyte: Enable SLI On X58 Boards

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-275,2266.html <---vid card benchmarks gtx 285, 275, 4890, 260, 4870, etc..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $58.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $74.99 ($49.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebates)
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R $179.99 | $164.99 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $264.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127430 $174.99 ($154.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193835 Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $164.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171 $24.99 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $988.86 | $913.86 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <---Save yourself some money and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7 :)
 

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no way thats awesome! i7 jesus!!!
 

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where???
 


I threw in a combo (HD & RAM) which shaved a few more dollars off the total price, and got you another $20 of mail in rebate money....it's in the build I posted...I just edited the post is all.
 

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is this a good all around video card? I needs same things but I do a lot of photo editing and multitasking including ziping and unzipping large files... this the system for me?
 


I can't really pick a hole in that build. Obviously with a bigger budget a person gets bigger and better toys, but that build is solid and will do you good. To buy a prebuilt PC with that hardware you would be paying a lot more.
 



Ok if there is one change I would make to that build it would be to this mobo down below. This mobo here lets you upgrade to more RAM in the future if you so choose, not to mention it has more extra's than that mobo I posted.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $219.99 | $204.99 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard