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scottdg

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So I am considering building a machine for the first time. The most processor intensive thing I will be doing on the machine will probably be photo editing and possibly some video editing. The only real expansion I am concerned with is memory. Here is what I picked out based on reviews on newegg and what I think I need. I am not all that concerned with sound. The integrated sound card on the motherboard is fine. I have no idea what case to buy I just picked one based on reviews. I am not sure if that is the correct power supply either for what I need.


Any feedback is greatly appreciated. If I am forgetting anything please let me know or if you have any suggestions on other components in the same price range (cheaper is always nice) to replace what I have listed I would appreciate that as well.

(Sorry the formatting is a little off since I copied from excel.)

motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3G LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
$75

Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
$275

Memory
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
$132

Video Card
EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
$50

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$125

CD/DVD Burner
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner
$30

Case
XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$45

Power Supply
XION XON-630P12N 630W ATX12V Power Supply 115/ 230 V RoHS, UL, CE, CB, CSA, FCC, TUV, Demko, Nemko, SEMCO
$60
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that build looks pretty good mate, what OS you thinking of using?
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I have several licenses of XP from work that are not in use any longer so I will use that initially. However I would like to upgrade to Vista before too long.

Does anyone have thoughts about buying this stuff at a computer show? I don't go to them so I have no idea if it will be hard to find exactly what I want. Will I find a lot of no-names, or will it be difficult if I am not familiar with many of the brand names?

Edited by scottdg, 16 May 2008 - 11:31 AM.

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don't go with no names mate they can be very dodgy

the best names i find to go for are:

RAM: Kingston or Corsair

PSU: Corsair

Gfx cards: BFG

HDD: Hitachi or Western Digital

other people have different preferences, but these are the ones i mainly stick with

Edited by sandman01086, 16 May 2008 - 01:42 PM.

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