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Old 07-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Building computer need advice.

Hey,

I thought I had my computer all set up and ready.
But I am a paranoid person who is now doubting everything she knows.
So basically. I would like a computer that is capable of HD editing using Premiere pro.
I am also a gamer and would love a PC that can keep up with games like skyrim and future cool games that i know I will want to play.
I have a top end budget of 1200 ish. Preferably lower (you never know)

The following are what are causing me problems -
Whether to buy or build.
Where to buy computer/components from (where is best)
i5 or i7?
etc etc.

Basically, I would like you to delve into your brains and suggest what to do. I know that building is often cheaper. I am happy to go down that route. I just want to know what components are best. Whether some work better together. I know what all the bits do it's the brands/compatibility that confuse me

Thanks hopefully this is kind of clear. If it's not clear don't hesitate to ask quesitons :P
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Building computer need advice.

Not from the UK so I'll leave the first question alone.

Don't be tricked into the i5 or i7 categorisation. You have to check the specific model against various benchmarks. A strong i5 might be more powerful than a weak i7.

For a gamer and/or editing computer, you might want to consider:
  • A strong graphics card
  • A mixture of SSD and HDD for your storage system (SSD for fast loading time, HDD for storage)
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Building computer need advice.

Thanks for getting back to me.


I know what I need. I need a strong graphics card. Lots of ram. And definitely would like to have the SSD as well as a hard drive.

What I would like to know is what brands people suggest. Also can there be issues of compatibility between brands

Thanks

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the only conpatibility issue really would be between the mobo and chip, you have to match the socket etc.

heres a sample build to get you started.

z87 chipset mobo

4th gen i5 4670k

Corsair 600w PSU

8GB DDR3 1600mzr

nvidia or AMD GPU

128gb SSD for OS etc

HDD for everything else

DVD =924

then you have to select a case, keyboard and mouse, monitor (or use hdtv)
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the only conpatibility issue really would be between the mobo and chip, you have to match the socket etc.

heres a sample build to get you started.

z87 chipset mobo

4th gen i5 4670k

Corsair 600w PSU

8GB DDR3 1600mzr

nvidia or AMD GPU

128gb SSD for OS etc

HDD for everything else

DVD =924

then you have to select a case, keyboard and mouse, monitor (or use hdtv)
Thanks very much. I shall have a gander at all of that.
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