#1 Posted by SupaKoopaTroopa (28 posts) -
I'm looking to build a media computer for video editing, photoshop, and running multiple programs.
The computer I have right now is alright. I built it about 5 years ago.
I have an 8800gtx graphics card that I will use in the new computer, but I'm not really looking to play many games on it.
Below is my current computer, and two computer builds I was thinking of choosing from. What is your suggestion?

Current Build
ASUS P5N32-E
LGA 775, SLI, DDR2 800
Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo 2.4
LGA775, L2 Cache 4M, 1066
OCZ Platinum (4X1GB) DDR2 800
500W Power Supply
INTEL Build
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) Intel Motherboard
LGA 1155, DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core
LGA 1155 95W, L3 Cache 6MB
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4GB) Memory
DDR3 1600
Corsair GS700 700W Power Supply
Total Price$415


AMD Build
BIOSTAR TA75A+ FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3)
FM1, DDR3 1866/1600/1066
AMD A8 3850 Llano 2.9GHz Quad-Core
FM1 100W
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) Memory
DDR3 1600
Corsair GS700 700W Power Supply
Total Price$390
#2 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

What kind of a budget do you have?

#3 Posted by buft (3317 posts) -

I recently made a computer with an AMD processor and i have have nothing but problems with it, go for Intel or at the very least avoid the Bulldozer processors.

#4 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

Out of those three build number two is an obvious options.

#5 Posted by Kidavenger (3549 posts) -
#6 Posted by SupaKoopaTroopa (28 posts) -

@Kidavenger: So those FM1 processor don't require you to have a graphics card?

I haven't built a computer in years, so I don't know any of the new technology.

#7 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

@SupaKoopaTroopa: My vote goes for the i5 build. Drop the power supply, unless the old one isn't working or is showing signs of failure, you've no real need for a new one.

#8 Edited by Kidavenger (3549 posts) -

@SupaKoopaTroopa: That's right the FM1 processors all have a "GPU" contained within the CPU and you wouldn't need a separate graphics card, the thing is, it's less powerful than your 8800 is graphics wise, the charts on Tom's Hardware place it around 7800, so not a huge step down but not worth it seeing how you already have a better option.

I just see it not being worth it as the APUs already seem to be having driver problems(certainly the internet has blow this out of proportion but why take the chance) and the whole FM1 route leaves you little room to upgrade in the future.