$500-$600 Graphic Design AMD Computer


Feb 22, 2010
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month or so

Budget Range: (e.g.: 500-600) Before rebates and maybe after (never done a rebate)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Prioitry Photoshop, surfing the web, and extremely light gaming.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg,amazon, tiger direct

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: N?A

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Flashy case, and 8gb for the photoshop.

What I have so far.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $559.91