I was hoping to have gotten away with not registering and pestering you with my questions, but I'm afraid I must confess. I built my own rig for the first time about 6 years ago, and now it's time for an upgrade; however, since I built my PC a while back, I have become hopelessly lost in this new world of Core2Duo, SLI slots, and all that stuff.
That being said, I'd not only like help building my system, but I'd also love it if I could learn about what I am building, so that way I feel confident in my decisions and fully understand the parts of my PC (and I'll be able to upgrade later if necessary).
Ok, so here goes:
- I need a PC that can handle gaming, and video editing on AVID. I will most likely have a portable HD with a large capacity so I can transport my work to and from other edit bays.
Open for suggestions on case and cooling as well as everything else, as I know I missed some stuff.
This config puts me at about $1,878 bucks (including the monitor). I don't think I really need 7.1 speakers, nor do I really need some of the really fancy stuff. But, I would love feedback and helpful suggestions on making this rig as decent and (hopefully economical) as possible.
Roswell isnt rated well. I would recommend at least 600-750 watts for non-sli, and 700-1000 for sli. the samsung 216bw is a better monitor and is the same price right now (b/c free shipping), though .4" smaller. corsair is good memory. I personally wouldnt bother with sli, not enough performance for the price. I would get a Ip-35 motherboard (good overclockers at a moderate price, but dont support sli). Q6600 is great and near future proof but, the G0 is comming out and is a better version if you dont mind waiting. Everything else is pretty good. If interested I posted a in depth part list here. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243852-31-need-advice-3500-dollar-build-first-time