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(copied from r/buildapc post): First time building a PC and it really wasn't that difficult. I probably spent about 6 hours into researching building a PC and with help from this subreddit i can happily say i have a great and fully functional desktop PC i can do all my video and picture editing(including 3D) along with getting all the games free i want online! I did watch the newegg video on building a PC and just pretty much followed it step by step. It was nerve racking thinking i'm gonna break something because this is my first build but pretty much everything went off without a hitch. ANYONE CAN BUILD A PC. It really is easy with a little research you'll have no problems. After i knew what parts i wanted i searched the internet buying things as they went on sale so it started out $1238 but with the help of mail in rebates, black friday and a graphics card from ebay i got it under under $1,000.

tl;dr this subreddit helped me decide on the parts and watched a couple videos on how to build it and that was it!

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

nice choice of parts

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get that gtx 770 so cheap

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The price has significantly dropped since the 9xx series came out

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

ah, didn't see that part.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Peculiar choice of a case given the utter lack of cable management features. But hey, it was cheap.

Nice build, but your choice of the H97M Pro4 has me a bit confused. Aren't ASRock's H97 boards only capable of overclocking the G3258?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I thought H97 chipsets offered no OC capabilities at all. Isnt that the whole point of the Z97s?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

With the release of the G3258 some manufacturers pledged to bring OC for the Pentium to non Z87/97 boards. Asus has done it, not sure if anyone else has.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done on the build but I am bit confused by the parts for what you are trying to do. Mainly the CPU vs GPU choice. For what you are doing (rendering graphics)would it not have been better to spend the money on a better GPU? The CPU is only really going to help with mullti tasking.

That monitor (and I guess the TV) is only doing 1080p which isn't going to help the editing either, especially at 22".

I suppose you live and learn, and your can upgrade stuff as you go along.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose to get an h97 board instead of a z97/ 87 board with a k processor? I know some people don't like to overclock but any particular reason why?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

it was cheaper. Cut corners wherever possible and things were on sale making them cheaper than other choices

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great part deals +1 for budgetness.

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