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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:14 PM
Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:00 PM
Edited by Digital_Veil, 15 December 2014 - 11:04 PM.
Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:00 AM
There is THIS bundle all on Newegg for a DIY combo kit that is relatively decent. Comes with the following for $666.99
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8-Core 4.0GHz
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO
Memory: HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB DDR3-1600
HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s
CASE: RAIDMAX Black/Orange Steel ATX Mid tower Case
VideoCard: MSI GeForce GTX760 2GB
PowerSupply: RAIDMAX 535W Power Supply (SLI/Crossfire Ready)
This build does not come with an Optical Drive or Operating system, so looking at Digital_Veil's post above, you can get those extra parts for about $110.00 more. This brings this system up to about $770.00.
I would say though, the build that Digital posted above for the $1000.00 would definitely be future proof for a little while. If you can spend a little bit extra though, I would recommend going to the X99 platform and take advantage of DDR4 memory, but it seems like what you use the computer for, it would be a bit excessive. I for one do a lot of productivity stuff, but I also love to play games on my rig, but it did get expensive fast!
Posted 16 December 2014 - 07:16 AM
The builds Digital posted are good. I would swap out the motherboards for an Asus or Gigabyte model though. ASRock boards have a history of being a bit thin. Unless you are aiming for a space saving design, a standard ATX in a mid-ATX case should be considered given the extra space for cooling and spreading out of the components. I also suggest getting a larger SSD than 32GB. A larger cache is good, but you would probably get more use out of a standard SSD.
Edited by DJBPace07, 16 December 2014 - 07:53 AM.
Posted 16 December 2014 - 09:22 PM
Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:28 PM
Here is a good guide on how to pick the right motherboard: http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1778157/select-motherboard-guide-tutorial.html
Posted 17 December 2014 - 12:40 AM
I do agree with the fact that ASRock motherboards do not make the standard that Gigabyte and Asus push, and the extra money would probably be best in a long term run.
Posted 17 December 2014 - 06:34 AM
Since you are getting an LGA 1150 CPU, you need an LGA 1150 motherboard. If you are going Asus or Gigabyte, you just need to find one with the features you want. If you are planning on getting an AMD CPU, you would need a different motherboard.
LGA 1150 boards
Here is a micro-ATX motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 LGA 1150 Intel Z97
Here is a standard ATX motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI LGA 1150 Intel Z97
Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:05 PM
Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:13 AM
Depends whether you would like a large or smaller case (normally that is what dictates the requirement of a uATX).
Standard ATX (full-size) just have more complete features (normally not needed, like auto over-clocking, etc). If it's a gaming PC, I do recommend standard though.
Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:08 AM
To expand on what Ezzah said, the standard ATX boards are also more spread out and can run a little cooler. Micro-ATX boards are good for small form factor PC's or HTPC's. Gamers and those needing performance generally go with standard ATX boards.
Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:14 PM
Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:22 AM
Having a dedicated GPU will take the stress off your CPU and memory. Integrated graphics are kinda bad for playing games (unless you use an AMD APU processor). But the reason you want to get a full ATX if you have a dedicated graphics card is because it means you get a bigger case. Graphics cards are pretty long. Even in my ThermalTake Armor Series Full ATX case my dual GTX 670 cards take up a lot of room (About 11-13 inches long).
Posted 19 December 2014 - 06:01 AM
Posted 19 December 2014 - 07:50 AM
Video card and graphics card are the same thing, they are interchangeable terms. Premiere and such video editing software CAN be set to use the GPU for rendering; however, I do believe these need to be changed manually otherwise they will still be done by the CPU.
Video capturing rely on both GPU and CPU, it depends on the capturing software, but it would be a massive help to have the GPU (this must be utilised by the capturing software, and by no means 'just happens to use GPU because it's there' to be faster).
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