Ok, I've know about this website for awhile but this is my first post.
I'm looking to build a new computer but I don't know if I should wait till the end of this year for better deals or if I should start gathering up the parts. This is my first build ever and I want it to last me for awhile.
I will be using it to game, photo / video editing ect. I want it to be as fast as possible within my budget. I will be using this build on most likely a 24" Monitor.
Since this is my first build I need all your help from the ground up. I would like it to have an o/s also of course.
Preffer a Intel Quad core (what's the best bet?)
Video Card ( ATI? Nvidia?)
and all of the above to make it work.
Any type of suggestion and help will be gladly appreciated.
Thanks for the advice, would 8gb of Ram be overkill? I usually multi task alot. Also, would I need a better cpu fan? I was thinking about overclocking the system. And would the fans from that case be good enough to keep the system cool?
Edit : Will the antec 900 case be enough space for that video card? Will a antec 1200 case be better?
as for the case, I think the 1200 would house things better, but its really a matter of personal preference. I am thinking about getting the 1200, I really like the black paint on the inside. As for the fans on the case, they should keep the system cool, however it might get a little loud on full. I wouldn't really worry about it though.
Here's a list of X48 boards you can browse through. I personally like Asus or Gigabyte and both make pretty solid motherboards. And a list of P45 boards if you're interested in saving a little dough for weed and/or beer.
VoodooDan here from HP. If you haven’t decided on a system yet you should check out one of ours - the HP Blackbird 002.
It kind of has the best of both worlds, and might be a good starting point for you to consider if you’re a first time DIY’er. The system uses industry standard components and it can be easily upgraded and added to as time goes on. It’s under warranty too, so your investment is well protected.