Sep 1, 2011
Hi, people I am new to the forum.
I built my last pc back in 2006, then in 09 I thought after being a pc person forever I would switch to mac and bought a new 09 IMac. From the time I plugged it in, I hated it. I guess if I only ever used mac I would have liked it but from switching from pc to mac it sucked. IMac just felt to me like a box with a screen, I missed not really being able to upgrade hardware easily and fixing my own problems if I had any.
Finally, I sold the Mac last week (THANK GOD) and now I am building me a new pc. I am not a pc gamer I will mostly use my pc for video and photo storage and editing. I want to give you guys a list of hardware I am thinking using and hopefully I can get some input on what you think, or what you would change…


Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Model #:CC600TM
Item #:N82E16811139007
$169.99 -$10.00 Instant $159.99

GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:GA-990XA-UD3
Item #:N82E16813128510
$149.99 -$10.00 Instant $139.99

SAPPHIRE 100338L Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:100338L
Item #:N82E16814102941
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
$129.99 $129.99

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Item #:N82E16819103851
$149.99 $149.99

Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT51264BA160A
Model #:BL2KIT51264BA160A
Item #:N82E16820148421
Note (Add)
$49.99 $49.99

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Bare Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST1000DL002
Item #:N82E16822148764
$59.99 -$5.00 Instant $54.99

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Model #:iHAS124-04
Item #:N82E16827106289
$18.99 $18.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit - OEM
Model #:GFC-02021
Item #:N82E16832116983


Love the Graphite 600.

The AMD 990FX is a good choice, as is the 1055T.

That is a really slow HD to use for your primary if you can go with an SSD, Newegg has a bunch of specials on them right now.

If you're going AMD and 8GB of RAM, do not use Win 7 32-bit, you must get 64-bit.


Sep 1, 2011

Thank you for the reply. The 32 bit was my error I ment 64 bit. I like your idea of a SSD, then just used a HD for storage.
If video editing is your thing...then a Z68 board would do you just fine...and you don't need to buy a vid card with that set up either. Just use the on die HD3000 graphics and Intel Quick Sync Video . It tears it up in regards to video editing. $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Better timings with this RAM down below...that Crucial is CL10 and this is CL9 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

Here's a much quicker/faster h/d than that Seagate eco green. $59.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKBGK32, ends 9/5
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive <----- A better look at that board <----- Z68 features <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i7 2600K