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Old 10-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $950 Budget, whats the best PC I can build?

This is my first PC I'm going to be building, need some advice on what to buy cause I'm not too sure. Thanks!
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Purpose of the build (everything), and do you need an OS too?
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I need an OS I prefer Windows 7, I'm also going to be using this PC for gaming and editing
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What type of editing?
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Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4d, Sony Vegas just movie editing
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CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157387

RAM:
Newegg.com - Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Blue Heat Spreader) Model TDBD38G1600HC9DC01

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2760-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

HDD:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

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Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Newegg.com

$904

With the extra cash you could get the 4670k if you want.
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Some questions real quick, is it possible to take RAM out of a PC you already have and put it into a new one that you build? Do cases matter when it comes to building a PC?
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Question 1: Yes it's possible only given that it's the same type and fits the voltage requirements. IE DDR3 1.65v or less.

Question 2: Only to an extent. You get an ATX board, you need a case that supports at least standard ATX size. You can't squeeze an ATX board into an mATX only case like the Prodigy, or 350D. I just personally use the 200r as the go to cheap but quality build case with decent airflow because it fits the bill.
If you mean can you use your current case, that all depends on a lot of info I don't have yet.
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Alright I'll probably just stick to new RAM but as for the case, I have one that I've been looking into buying
NZXT Crafted Series Phantom 410 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case - Black CS-NT-PHAN-410B - Micro Center

Would this work with the recommendations you gave me? Again I'm fairly new to the whole PC building thing
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Yes, but IMO it's a turd. Build quality isn't that great and it's real heavy for nothing really. I had a friend who bought one and the door fell off within 2 weeks. The screw holes in the back for the side panel stripped before then.
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