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Old 07-31-2012, 11:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ah ok.... sorry if this makes people feel like they have wasted there time (you really have helped alot!) But given my budget i am now considering buying/building a desktop and not a laptop. Can anyone recommend some parts or premade builds within my price range considering the fact that i will be playing games and rendering videos (again using the adobe video products)
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, with your budget here's my take:

CPU/Mobo combo: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! -$344.98

RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 -$46.99

GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -$124.99

PSU: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -$79.99

ODD: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners -$19.99

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$89.99

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems -$99.99

Total cost: $806.92

Plus, you'll need a case, unless you have one to re use. Of course that's just my take, and you can probably go a bit cheaper if you go the AMD route. But I'm not an AMD guy, so I'll leave that up to the others.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: I5 or A8 for adobe products and games?

He seems to be in the UK, TJ. But yeah, that is the general idea for a build of that price.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I know, but I don't really know where to get the best deals in the UK, so I figured that'd give him a general idea of parts to look for. Even if he lived in the US he may not shop on Newegg. Newegg is just my go-to site :P
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yeah I am in the uk but thank you for a general idea as to what i could get for my budget
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You're welcome, but like I said if you want to save a few bucks, you could always go the AMD route. Not worth the few bucks saved IMHO, but others might feel differently.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, yea, you can save quite a lot of money, yet lose little performance.

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Well, yea, you can save quite a lot of money, yet lose little performance.

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Depending on what you're doing you can lose significant performance by going with an AMD build. Not so much at this budget, but just thought I'd point that out.

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Old 08-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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this does bring it back to the original point of amd vs intel but i think i may go with an amd build seeing as i dont really have anything that i can reuse from an old pc except a dvd drive and a hard drive. this means im going to have to buy all of the annoying things that are vital but dont affect performence like a decent moniter, mouse, keyboard, case and so on. If i where to build an amd which processer would you recommend or is amd just a horrible trap that will only result in bad things?
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Know what? Make a thread in system builds about what you want to build, and they can tell you the difference. Many of the more knowledgable people don't go in here. You'll get more help there.

Laptop CPUs are very diiferent fro that of Desktops.
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