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.
Answer by IamTechCrazy · Dec 21, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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.
Answer by catchatyou · Dec 21, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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