I am not a tech wiz just an average guy(at 65) wanting a decent computer for light video editing and more complicated power pint & Camtasia rendering. Currently I have a 5 year old Asus with 8 gigs of ram and a faded out keyboard which I dearly love but it is old. I have searched every laptop and store in my area and and there is always it would be a good place to buy...but it is not in my opinion.
something that turns me off. I live in Thailand and you'd think
So I am now back to building one with the parts tat would make me happy....but I do not know how to evaluate them. I did read instructions telling not to buy too cheap of a motherboard because it could be a problem. I have selected 3 and I would like to know the difference in price and performance please.
MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen X370 DDR4 VR Ready HDMI USB 3 SLI CFX ATX Motherboard (X370 GAMING PLUS) $109
ASUS Prime B350-Plus AMD Ryzen AM4 DDR4 HDMI DVI VGA M.2 USB 3.1 ATX B350 Motherboard -$69 ASUS Prime X370-Pro AMD Ryzen AM4 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 ATX X370 Motherboard with AURA Sync RGB Lighting $178
Am I being too cheap and must I spend more money? The Tech Deal guy on you tube said the $69 motherboard was a great deal......is he right?
Originally I was just going to purchase the ryzen 5 1400 thinking at my skill level that would be enough. But again he said the ryzen 7 1700 for $269 was a screaming deal….do not want to buy overkill? I do know I will grow and need more power later. For example I like downloading and editing parts of a movie with Adobe premier Pro and Elements 15. How much power do i need?
Same question with the ram....is 8 gigs enough 16 better right?
Not too make this post too long I need to know about ssd brand like Crucial vs Samsung...am I just paying for the marketing with a name brand?
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 GAMING, 2GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 02G-P4-6150-KR $117
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mini, 4GB GDDR5 DisplayPort 128-bit Gaming Graphic Card (ZT-P10510A-10L) $129
Does it really matter which one?
I do apologize if this was too long but I would like to take advantage of Black Friday and save some money if possible Thank You......Robert
Edited by hamluis, 25 November 2017 - 08:50 AM.
Removed huge text that made reading difficult