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    Default Starting a new Work-from-Home job and need rig help

    I will be starting a new work from home job and need to upgrade my rig. Just going to go with a pre-built "bare bones" type and cannibalize my old rig for the HDD's and use the rest of it to replace my wife's obsolete pc. Here are the 2 I'm considering. Keep in mind that not only with this be my work PC, but my play rig that will see gaming as well as picture editing and video en/decoding.

    1:Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4, Intel I-7 2600K, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB, Corsair (2X2) DDR3 1600, 700Watt PSU, Xion Echo Gaming Case

    2:GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R, Intel I-7 950, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB, Corsair (3X2) DDR3 1600, 700Watt PSU, Thermaltake Element-T Mid-Tower Case

    Both are within $7 of each other so the price isn't a factor. My main thing was going with either the newer CPU in #1 with a little less RAM and GPU power, or going with the older CPU but with a little more RAM and GPU power in #2. Both also come with a 500GB HDD and 24x DVD-RW DL drives. #2 Could have the non-se GTX460. Also I can upgrade #1 to the GTX460 if I knock the PSU down to 600watts.

    Here are 2 systems I put together on Newegg that costs a few dollars more than those pre-built systems but do not include the upgraded heatsink, HDD, or DVD drive.

    #3:COOLER MASTER Storm Scout, EVGA GeForce GTX 465 Superclocked 1GB, Antec EarthWatts 650W, CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3 1333, GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4, Intel Core i7-2600K

    I've also built one with a cheaper case and less RAM to bump up the GPU

    #4:Antec Three Hundred, EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SuperClocked 1280MB, Antec EarthWatts 650W, OCZ Obsidian Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600, GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4, Intel Core i7-2600K

    All 4 are within $10 of each other. Only pre-built #1 and #2 come with HDD's, DVD drives, and upgraded heatsinks. #3 and #4 are from new egg and only include what is listed. Shipping is not included in any of them.

    My budget is $1K plus shipping. My requirements are a Core I-7, Gigabyte Mobo, EVGA GPU, 600+ Watt PSU, 4+ Gigs of DDR3 RAM.

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    Default Re: Starting a new Work-from-Home job and need rig help

    Nothing? I could really use some help.

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    Default Re: Starting a new Work-from-Home job and need rig help

    How about this? I've given up on brand loyalty. However, I am unsure about MSI video cards and OCZ power supplies but I'm willing to give them a chance.
    CPU Intel Core I-7 2600K - $330
    GPU MSI+N460GTX Hawk - $190
    MOBO MSI P67A-GD65 - $180
    Case CM Storm Scout - $90
    PSU OCZ StealthXstream II 700W - $80
    RAM OCZ Blade SuperTuned 4GB (2x2) - $60

    For a total of $930 plus shipping not including about $60 in MIR.

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