I'm a student building my first PC- I want to use it primarily for audio production and want to have decent gaming capabilities.
After posting on here a few days ago I've narrowed down my component list to this, with no small amount of help from people on the forum... I need suggestions/advice for the undecided items, and if anyone feels like it, suggestions for changing the decided items would be great.
Undecided: Memory: I want to have 16 GB of fast RAM. Can somebody educate me? Power Supply:XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk) was suggested to me, BUT my friend's selling a Blue Storm II 500W for a tenner. Seems like excellent value and it appears to have very favourable reviews, but I don't really know enough about these components to make a decision... Can anyone advise? Video Card: I was suggested this: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£159.93 @ Amazon UK). Can I do better for the money? Monitor: Any advice? WiFi: Should I bother with a WiFi card or just buy a wireless USB adapter?
Memory: Fast ram is not worth the price. You may need 16 gb for your audio stuff but certainly you don't need it for gaming as of right now.
PSU: should be fine if you don't plan on running sli config or overclocking.
Video Card: You should take a look at the nvidia gtx 760. at least here in the states in a better buy than the 7870 ghz.
Monitor: how much you willing to spend?
Wifi: Personally I would use ethernet, but wifi card would be my next choice because I wouldn't want something sticking far out of my case.
Oh yea advice: don't pour petroleum onto your computer and then light it with a zippo.