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Need Help Building A New Computer. Please Help. (Noob)

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December 16, 2013 11:59:37 AM

I'm building this computer mostly for video editing and 3D modeling. I've tryed to keep my budget at $850 and have come in around $800. The parts I've come up with are below (all from NewEgg). If you have any advise or know of any way I can get more bang for my buck or can save money please let me know. Thanks.


Case: $69.99
NZXT Guardian 921 RB 921RB-001-BL Black SECC Steel, ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply: $49.99
CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard: $69.99
ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD RX881/760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: $199.99
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

Memory: $149.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

Graphics Card: $41.99
ASUS EAH6450 Silent/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Main Storage: $89.99
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Optical Drive: $19.99
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

OS: $99.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total Price + Shipping: $807.55

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December 16, 2013 12:09:02 PM

looks good, if there's any program you're gonna use that benefits from CUDA you should consider changing to a nvidia card, maybe even investing a little more on it.
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December 16, 2013 12:12:16 PM

That is actually a good build. But if you want to make it cheaper, you can choose a cheaper case. So you won't be going to play some games?
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December 16, 2013 12:20:46 PM

adimeister said:
That is actually a good build. But if you want to make it cheaper, you can choose a cheaper case. So you won't be going to play some games?


Nah not really. Most likely not at all. Pretty happy to hear I picked out a pretty good build, since I had pretty close to 0 knowledge of most of this stuff a week ago. Had one question though. Would you recommend getting a CPU Cooler? I believe the FX-8350 comes with one, but I may be wrong.
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December 16, 2013 12:25:07 PM

A cpu comes with a stock heatsink but you might want to consider an aftermarket heatsink since they perform bettr than the oem that comes with the cpu. Cooler master evo 212 is a good one or under 30$
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December 16, 2013 12:27:54 PM

Yes bro, be proud! :D  Workstations need more CPU power, than GPU. Since rendering stuff, needs more power from the CPU. The 8350 in many cases as a workstation CPU, is more powerful or equal to an i5 (non OCed). The GPU you got is actually fine because when you use that GPU vs when you use a titan, you won't see the diff in the picture perse. No, don't get a cpu cooler since you won't be overclocking.
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