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I'm am building a new computer, and I am writing lots of things down in a document, with suggested computer parts. I'm putting together 2 different computers, and want to see what will fit better in my budget. An Intel build and a AMD build. As of now, I'm not finished; but I do want some suggestions or recommendations from you guys to let me know if I'm going overboard for my use, or if I need more power. This is my first build. My budget is $750-800.

This computer will be used for gaming, video editing, programming, web browsing, commentating. I will want to be making Lets play gaming commentaries, playing most of the most recent games on the market. Be doing lots of things at once. Let me know what you think, let me know what I can change.

Here is the document. I have this online in Google Docs instead of the form because I am not yet finished with it, and I don't wanna be updating this form for every change.


asked Dec 21 '12 at 17:29

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Curtis Coburn

I just have to comment here: you do not want to use a computer in low light, really bad for the eyes...

(Dec 21 '12 at 18:08) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Yeah I know. But there are times where I am using it in the dark.

(Dec 21 '12 at 18:12) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

I don't know how to respond to that...

(Dec 21 '12 at 18:16) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Like after I watch a movie, then go on the internet, but don't wanna get up and turn on the light! You know how it is.

(Dec 21 '12 at 18:22) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

Give me a couple hours, and I should be able to piece some parts together to get an ideal system for your needs and budget (of course my selection of parts may be slightly different than what you would like, that's what's great about building computers!)

(Dec 21 '12 at 18:59) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Sure thing. I would like to see what you will build. Maybe you can help me save some money on a part I may not need.

(Dec 21 '12 at 19:02) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image
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I don't know how well you understand the components of a computer but if you don't I would research that first. Determine a few things first like

1) How fast you want it
2) How much space are you going to need and for what
3) Which components are more important than others as far as how much you should allocate to what

Read a ton a reviews but take them with a grain of salt. People are big on brand loyalty and will usually discredit other brands because of their "bad experience" with them which usually boils down to user error.

I would recommend a Core i7 920 or 950 with 12-16GB of RAM, a couple SSD's in raid 0 for boot drive and a few hard drives. Graphics card is whatever because you can find a mid range one that will do the same thing as all the others. Don't bother buying high end as that $300+ card will be $150 in a few months so go for a $100 - $200 card.

answered Dec 21 '12 at 17:59

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I understand computer fairly well now. I made this post to see what other people think and if they have any suggestions for me that they can let me know about it. I have been reading lots of reviews on both AMD and Intel components but I am thinking for my budget that a AMD build will be better. But I do want something pretty powerful, without paying up in the $1,500.

(Dec 21 '12 at 18:15) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

I would go with at least 120GB for SSD. It will be worth it.

(Dec 21 '12 at 21:33) IamTechCrazy IamTechCrazy's gravatar image

Hey Curtis, I want to help you build a good computer to best fit your needs. To follow along with me as I compile the list, you can visit this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PS2hyfzjK7J6Jx-4kPUwMicrosopaSbuW2c9hBZnZSk/edit

answered Dec 21 '12 at 19:16

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edited Dec 26 '12 at 13:59

Sure thing. It'd be cool to chat with someone about building a computer.

(Dec 21 '12 at 19:19) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

Sorry about the long pause, I'm back on for the next hour or two if you have any questions.

(Dec 21 '12 at 23:19) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image
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