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April 4, 2014 9:27:14 AM

Hey,

I am looking to build a PC from the bottom up, I currently use macs, but I am looking to build a PC as well. I would like to run games like CS and B4 and other shooting / steam games. Additionally I am a music producer and video editor. So I will need to have room for FL Studio and Final Cut Studio 3.

What would be a good build for this stuff? I already have a monitor, speakers, keyboard/mouse and an OS but what hardware should I get?

Thanks,
Ian

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April 4, 2014 9:34:00 AM

It helps a lot that you have an OS and I/O Hardware, but $600 still seems a bit difficult. How well do you want your games to perform? CS and BF4 are on two ends of the spectrum and BF4 will require a lot more than CS. We can get something along the lines of a midrange card and maybe an i3 with hyperthreading, RAM will be up to how much more you focus on editing than gaming. Then there's the need for a good audio card. Don't go for a board that advertises good audio, as the onboard audio (much like onboard graphics) won't be able to compete with dedicated. Still may be looking a bit over $600.
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April 4, 2014 9:35:18 AM

you can use this fx 6 cores build as reference

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 01:43 EDT-0400)
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April 4, 2014 9:53:51 AM

Just letting you know that Final Cut Studio 3 is Mac only so you can't run it on a PC unless you do some hacking or some kind.
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April 4, 2014 10:00:23 AM

yeah, but you would have to make sure the component parts are compatible with both Windows OS and OSX.
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April 4, 2014 10:02:04 AM

True. I'm sure something can be worked out. Probably limited on parts but there's sure to be a good list of compatible parts.
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April 4, 2014 10:08:44 AM

BROON said:
Hey,

I am looking to build a PC from the bottom up, I currently use macs, but I am looking to build a PC as well. I would like to run games like CS and B4 and other shooting / steam games. Additionally I am a music producer and video editor. So I will need to have room for FL Studio and Final Cut Studio 3.

What would be a good build for this stuff? I already have a monitor, speakers, keyboard/mouse and an OS but what hardware should I get?

Thanks,
Ian


Would you be comfortable with building a Hackintosh? From what I've read its possible to build one well, but it does take a few more steps than your average computer build.
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