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#1 mkvelidadon


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:16 AM

Let me start off by saying I'm not a gamer. As a matter of fact, the most CPU demanding program I run is Photoshop CS5, and video encoding software. But I would like a future-proof PC capable of running video games such as GTA IV at max. settings/resolution or basically at its full potential.

I don't know anything about building computers, but I've come up with this list. I'm going with a mini case as I feel I should might as well go for a smaller desktop if I'm upgrading.

Let me know what you guys think.





I don't know what to expect from this CPU, but I'm guessing it should be powerful enough for my needs? I would like for it to be able to play HD video, and encode HD video, all while editing in Photoshop. As for PSU and hard drive I'll be going with my old ones. And a Blu-Ray drive. I don't really want to spend any more than $300 by the way.

I also feel I might be overdoing with the RAM, but better safe than sorry?

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:44 AM

If you are not doing heavy and hardcore photoshopping then it should be able to the task but it will definitely not be able to play GTA IV at max settings with the integrated graphics and it may struggle encoding HD videos while editing in Photoshop.  

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#3 mkvelidadon

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

What do you suggest?



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

Your 300$ budget won't be enough. You might want to raise it since the product list you gave is 290$ as is.


How much are you willing to spend with a blu-ray player and better graphics? My advice would be to not have a blu-ray since they all  cost ~50$.  This one is the cheapest I could find.



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