Need suggestions on new PC build
The first thing I have to say is, WOW there is so much information here that it got me overwhelmed.
I am looking on building a PC in the next 1 1/2 months and read a lot of information on the forum. Since there is just such a huge wealth of information out there and this is my first PC build in roughly 3-4 years it got me quite confused. I would appreciate any help you guys/girls can give me in building a PC for my use.
In regards to spending cash, I am looking to spend between $1200-$1500 on this system with hopes to include 1-2 monitors.
Primarily I'll be using this system for office use, as well as graphics/multimedia and some gaming (when no one is looking).
Due to me having to always multi-task when it comes to documents and graphics/multimedia I am looking for a strong CPU (wouldn't mind trying the i7) and lots of memory.
At this time - as I am not familiar to much with overclocking - there is no strong emphasis laid on it, neither is there on what brand things are... oh before I forget, since my last build was over 3-4 years ago I won't be reusing any parts - 100% from scratch.
Look forward to suggestions and if you got questions please ask me I'll do my best to reply.
Anyone got any suggestions? I would really appreciate it.
lets get you started :haha:
Judging from your budget you'll likely to get dual 20"-22" LCD monitors
What games and what kinda muti-task?
Any brand preferences?
Usable old parts?
In regards to games, games like the new Batman game, Assassins Creed 2, Sims 3, Fallout 3, The Civilization games, those would be a few that come to mind.
The primary function would be, graphics, editing and creating them. I use a lot analysis tools in addition to the graphics as they go hand in hand when planning for marketing strategies and then implement them by creating logos, letterheads, brochures, magazines etc.
Brand preference... honestly no, but from my understanding the i7 supposedly is the quickest and if that would fit in the budget why not, more power is always appreciate.
No usable parts, a build from scratch.
Overclocking? Always welcome. I am somewhat of a novice in that field but if time invested in it justifies the gain, hey it's welcome.
Thanks again for taking the time to help out, and I hope this gives you some ideas what it would be used for.
Its just a general idea of what you can get.
You can probably lower the price by $200+ if you do a proper price research and price match at NCIX.
so you have around $400 left to spend on monitor before price research.
If you want AMD just switch out the CPU and mother board to a phenom II 940 @3.0ghz + a 790gx/x chipset
ohh i left out the $20 dollar DVD drive :whistle:
Thank you for your input, I'll definitely look into that setup.
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$1945.13 without pricematching. Move to a different monitor and you will have enough for a video card. Either an EVGA GTX 275 or ATI 4890 will do nicely. Note that these prices are all on the high side and that shopping around will save a bunch of $.
A Phenom II build is comparably priced to the Core 2 Quad build above, and should offer about the same performance. I've sketched up a simple one on Newegg and attached it here.
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