Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2014, 11:32 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: None
Posts: 5
Default Need help picking the right parts for build

Hi there,

I am building a computer for the first time, I just need help picking the right parts. I was wondering can someone please help me pick?

I am looking forward to a high-performance and high-end build because I do a lot of multi-tasking, e-mailing, web browsing, video editing, web developing (Coding as well), watching movies, and run many heavy programs like malwarebytes, Photoshop, Camtasia and iTunes. I would like the latest technologies and here are some stuff I came up with:

Mid Tower Case
Windows 8 or 8.1 as OS
Intel Processor but not sure which one.

I'm not into gaming but look forward to a good graphics thing for better movie quality and stuff.

Budget: $700-$1700

I would highly appreciate your help.
__________________

timmy5000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 04:41 AM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
rowcon123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 765
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

Well you don't need a super high end computer to run them program's but I do suggest going for an amd fx 8320 instead of intel because you could benefit from the 8 cores


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
__________________

rowcon123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 05:18 AM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 98
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

Agree with rowcon 123. As for a video card goes? Get a Radeon HD 7850 with a big fan / cooler on. Now a days, you can get it cheap. Have totally o.k. power for both midrange gaming and the things you are into. And buy a mid tower that takes at least 2 x 120 mm fans. This way you will have good cooling and less noise. At least a 500W powersupply from Corsair for example are needed too. A powersupply with detachable cables will reduce the cable clutter inside the box, as there always will be some of them that you wont be using.

Antec and CoolerMaster cases are nice.

A Gigabyte motherboard is my tip.

2 X 4 gigabyte of DDR 3 RAM should be sufficient. More RAM than that are overkill.

Dont forget to get an antistatic wristlet ! Static electrisity can kill or damage computer hardware.
Wherewolf? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #4
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: None
Posts: 5
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

Thank you very very much guys. I highly appreciate it. Do you guys have any other tips for me with the parts?
timmy5000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 07:24 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
dev893's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 375
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

This will be more than enough for gaming

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $974.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
dev893 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 01:04 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
OhSnapWord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,853
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

$700 - $1700 is a huge range for a budget. You will need to narrow that to get more useful recommendations.

If you're doing video editing and rendering, you need a lot of horsepower. I would go with an i7-4770, K series if you're going to overclock. If you want to get closer to the $700 mark, an FX-8320 would do just fine. It performs very well in heavily threaded workloads.

If you're not gaming, the integrated graphics that the i7 offers will be more than enough.
__________________
FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0
OhSnapWord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 03:02 PM   #9
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 98
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

Quote:
Originally Posted by dev893 View Post
I would upgrade the cpu to the 760K instead of the 750k

I dont know if it's worth it really? Performance vise, you will hardly notice the difference in dayly computing. And a 400Mhz overclock is easily done even using the stock cooler if needed? At least if you have a decent air flow thru the case?
Wherewolf? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 04:38 PM   #10
In Runtime
 
dev893's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 375
Default Re: Need help picking the right parts for build

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wherewolf? View Post
I dont know if it's worth it really? Performance vise, you will hardly notice the difference in dayly computing. And a 400Mhz overclock is easily done even using the stock cooler if needed? At least if you have a decent air flow thru the case?
yes you could easily overclock it but wy do that if you can spend the extra$20 get the 760K then have the potential to overclock even higher. I think it is worth it just because it has a better memory controller being a Richland instead of Trinity
__________________

dev893 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0