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Video Editing and Gaming PC

Shoeiz
  • 55 months ago

Hey guys I have a budget of around $700. Do not include mail-in rebates as I do not do those. I will be needing this PC for a while so future proof is of somewhat importance. I need an OS, a wireless adapyer (USB or PCI-E), I also need a keyboard. Thanks for any replies guys.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd build this because it is easily upgradeable (Add more RAM, better GPU, etc.) and is super compact. I went a little over budget, but it will work great. I suggest you run Linux on this.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you've kept us in suspense for long enough, are ya gonna post the link?

haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, what? The link didn't post. Bah, I'll have to make you another one.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H81M-ITX/WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.49 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $294.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.36 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard $7.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $741.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-20 22:52 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this but I no idea how good it is... PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $97.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.49 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $159.99 @ Amazon
Case Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $32.74 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $17.75 @ OutletPC
Keyboard AZIO Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Keyboard $16.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $669.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-21 07:49 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to build on AM3+, which is a very old platform with old CPU technology, go with a quad module CPU and plan on overclocking it. If these things don't happen, it makes more sense to be on another platform with newer CPU technology.

This older CPU technology needs all the help it can get. Make sure to install 2 ranks of memory per channel for both channel and rank interleave support on the RAM. The Ballistix 2 X 4GB kit supports this. (dual ranked dimms).

At bare minimum, pick up a gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard for an AM3+ build, It's at least built well enough to handle these CPUs. With the UD3P on sale for $75 it would be a shame not to get this into an AM3+ build right now.

Anything less than a 240GB SSD doesn't make sense at this time. The price/GB is terrible and the performance of a high end 120GB SSD will be about the same as a budget oriented 240GB drive. Also, 120GB is typically going to prove too small to fit a complete software collection through the life of a machine built today.

The increase in quality and real headroom between the 430W EVGA unit and the Seasonic built XFX TS is staggering. $20 very well spent.

The Keyboard and WiFi cards selected are pretty trash worthy. Fixed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $122.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card $144.80 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $25.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $51.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $18.09 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $90.18 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $32.98 @ Amazon
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $751.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-21 10:15 EST-0500

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