So Im looking at getting a new PC...

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So Im looking at getting a new PC...

Post by Syrup on Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:46 pm

...and Ive got someone whos going to sort out the finer things like PSU, ports and etc but Im just looking for second opinions and any tweaks that might prove beneficial.

Though I wont be ordering through this site they had an option to custom build with a larger variety of stock than MSY and allneeds
http://www.extreme-pc.ca/customize.asp?productid=371440&custid=89230#

So please have a gander and tell me what you think.
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Re: So Im looking at getting a new PC...

Post by Skandian on Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:53 am

Uhhh, the one that comes up has NO processor, and an oculus rift...? Are you sure that's the right link?
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Re: So Im looking at getting a new PC...

Post by Syrup on Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:54 pm

Haha whoops selected the oculus rift by accident but so far I havent decided on a CPU or a PSU. So yes, right link, just a silly Syrup ^_^
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Re: So Im looking at getting a new PC...

Post by Skandian on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:47 pm

What are you planning on using it for? Gaming, browsing, editing?
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Re: So Im looking at getting a new PC...

Post by Syrup on Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:23 am

Editing, gaming and media
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Re: So Im looking at getting a new PC...

Post by Skandian on Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:16 am

I'd invest in an intel i7 rather than an AMD chip then, you'll get better performance for it. 16gb of ram is good for editing, the tower seems crazy expensive ($272) most expensive I see are $190. I'd change the cpu cooler for a Noctua D14, they're about the same price, but they're really highly-spoken of. I'd go for a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD, they're about the same price but have amazing performance (I've got the 830 series myself)
And you're lacking a powersupply, I'd suggest Antec, Corsair or Thermaltake.

If you need huge performance on the HDD, stay with the Black, if you don't, swap to a seagate barracuda and save yourself some money.
AMD vs Nvidia is more or less personal preference, but I'd probably go with a GTX 780 over the R9 290.
Do you need a sound card? Most of the time on-board will do fine, unless you have really high-end sound equipment that you need better quality sound for.
Keyboard is personal preference, though you haven't selected a mouse.

I'd go for 7 Pro x64 rather than home premium.
Norton is a horrible horrible antivirus and I'd stay well away from it.

Also, this site seemed to be Canadian.
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