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Multi use PC. Components shortlisted, need opinion.


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#1 agarwal29

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:49 AM

I know there is no such thing as a future proof system but I would like to make this system as much future proof as possible. While I would like to make this system somewhat of a high-end, money do matters, so for example: in case of a RAM I would like to buy 8GB for now and when the time is right I would like to buy another 8GB and add to it.

While I would like to play games I would not like to make this system solely for games.

I know absolutely nothing about CPU casing, Graphics Card and PSU's.

I would like to use this system to build applications and Games for Android, web development and play some heavy games which will be released in the future which I can't already play on my i5 laptop with intel hd4000.

Applications I would like to use almost daily:
Eclipse, Android emulator, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, GTA IV (V if it ever gets released ), Notepad++, Firefox, Chrome, Virtual PC, Visual Studio, Action/RPG games( I haven't played anything other than CS Source but would like to test some heavy games like Skyrim and stuff).

Operating System I am planning to use: Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X(haven't decided the version yet) on Multi-Boot.

I would like to buy a 23 inch screen with 1920 x 1080 Pixels and maybe later add a couple more monitors to it or get a 32 inch Television instead.

What I have found online: This is just what I think I should have:

Okay, so here is the final list: (please note this is the price I am getting in India, where I live)
If you find anything wrong with this, please let me know.

G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 1600 Mhz - $110
Cooler Master Enforcer - $123
Logitech G300 Gaming USB 2.0 Mouse - $25
TVS-e Champ Media Plus  - $13
Asus 23 inch VX238H-W LED Backlit LCD Monitor - $250
Creative SBS A520 5.1 Speaker - $55
Western Digital 2tb Hard Diskdrive (wd20ezrx) - $100
Corsair RM650 PSU - $134
ZOTAC GTX 770 - $440
Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz) - $400
GIGABYTE Z97 - $250-300

Possible future upgrades: Additional RAM, Graphics card.



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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:49 AM

You want to multi-boot Mac OS X?  You're going to need a very specific hardware setup for it to work.  I suggest going to TonyMacx86 and reading up on how to build your own Mac before going any further if you wish to multi-boot.  This buyers guide from that site will help.


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#3 agarwal29

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

OK, I didn't know that.

Thanks for your help.

Some people told be to wait for new processor, mobo, graphics card and RAM to be released later this year. Should I?



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:45 AM

Some people told be to wait for new processor, mobo, graphics card and RAM to be released later this year. Should I?

 

There's no real answer to that, but there's always something new around the corner.  It's the nature of technology.  It depends on how much you want the upgrade now.  Waiting may allow you to get current technology at lower prices, or get new technology when it's released.  Expect any new technologies to be priced at a premium at first (e.g. DDR4) as it's always the way, until eventually supply catches up with demand and price lowers.


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#5 agarwal29

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:29 PM

"It depends on how much you want the upgrade now."

I don't have a real need to. I just need a bigger screen.

So, I will get a new TV, a wireless mouse/keyboard and connect it with my laptop to easily use it.

Thanks for your help though



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:25 AM

Here is my 2 cent thought. Don't wait for the next generation processor if you want to dive right into hackintoshing. It takes some time to get the general support for a new chip. Beyond that, double check the video card to make sure it will work in the hackintosh. I have found several brands tend not to. Asus tends to work well.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

Here is my 2 cent thought. Don't wait for the next generation processor if you want to dive right into hackintoshing. It takes some time to get the general support for a new chip. Beyond that, double check the video card to make sure it will work in the hackintosh. I have found several brands tend not to. Asus tends to work well.

Thanks for letting me know. I didn't know there were compatibility problems in graphics card too, I thought it was just the motherboard. Stupid me.






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