Work 500$ build need suggestion

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Joined: 09/01/2010
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I need a 500$ Canadian, build for working
Mostly going to be multitasking (not too heavily), Using photoshop and indesign. No gaming at all.
Alrdy got windows 7 64bit.

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HEC 63RABB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case: $49.99
JetWay HUMMER JHA-09-LF AM3 SATA III ATX Motherboard: $89.99
AMD Athlon X2 265 AM3 CPU: $74.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 Hard Drive: $99.99
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 Memory: $49.99 (I recommend 2 for $99.98 if you're going to do a lot of heavy graphics)
SeaSonic 350w PSU: $43.99
DVD Burner: $25.99

This will leave you less room for shipping charges and it may go above $500 but less than $510, perhaps. I'm pretty sure 4GB of RAM will be okay for you unless you need more.

HTPC: AMD Athlon X2 4050e CPU with 780G ATX motherboard running Windows 8 DP (4GB) and Ubuntu; Server: AMD AII X2 240e CPU with 880G-based ATX motherboard running Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (8GB)

2 pairs of Insignia NS-B2111s (front/rear), Pioneer SP-C21 Center Speaker, and 12" Velodyne Sub

Just ordered HP Pavilion dv7-6165us from QVC. Will have it by next Friday.

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I just built my workplace two computers from Newegg components for $450 about two weeks ago...

- Silverstone mATX case
- AM3 MSI motherboard with 890GX chipset
- Phenom II quad-core
- 4gig DDR3
- 320gb SATA drive
- Multi-card reader