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Old October 24, 2010, 07:49 AM
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Hi there, i currently have a laptop as a second computer and it's a POS LOL! I'am not going laptop again since i don't care about portability.

My main need are :

Internet Browsing, Office works (Word, Excel), 1080p video decoding (h264 either from Youtube or from my HD camera), NO GAMING AT ALL as i have my SLI rig for that.

- I don't really care about video card brand for that, i just want some video acceleration, if possible. A nice dual core+ CPU. I know Intel, not a AMD specialist at all. And i use a SSD as boot drive because i want one (it's a must for me :) Here what i came too at DirectCanada.

You could make a AMD suggestion for the CPU if the price is similar or lower, the Case is optional, i already have a Matx case available, but i find this one cool (silverstone).

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Old October 24, 2010, 10:27 AM
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looking good. try to fit a corsair 400 watt psu instead. but if you go amd you can drop an x4 in there. it will eat a bit more power, but for multithreaded operations its better, cheaper too. mobo wise giga all the way, which one i would say perhaps an 880? ud2-3
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Old October 24, 2010, 11:00 AM
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with the usage he does a dualie with hyperthreading is more than enough
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Old October 28, 2010, 02:45 AM
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Everything is looking good. The power supply is fine, but if a 400w Corsair is about the same price, yeah go with that instead. OCZ's MIRs take forever anyway.
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Old October 28, 2010, 10:54 AM
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i have the 5450, and if your looking to run 1080p with it, id go with something like a 5550 instead, i have some framerate issues
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Old October 28, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Sparkle 400W PSU for ~$40
Asus 770 chipset mobo ~$70 + MIR (NCIX.com - Buy ASUS M4A77TD ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 SB710 PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI IDE 6SATA Sound GBLAN Motherboard - M4A77TD In Canada.)
Athlon II X4 Quad core 635 ~$100 (AMD Athlon II x4 635 Quad Core Processor AM3 2.9GHZ 2MB L2 Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box C3 Stepping - DirectCanada)
GPU depends on which side you want: ATI: NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD 5670 V2 775MHZ 512MB GDDR5 4.0GHZ HDMI DVI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - AX5670 512MD5-HV2 In Canada.
Nvidia: NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GeForce GT 430 730MHZ 1GB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E DVI VGA HDMI Video Card - GV-N430OC-1GL In Canada.
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