APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple Days BUDGET RANGE: Under $1000 with OS
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Encoding, Photo editing, Video editing, surfing, watching movies, ripping blu rays and dvds down to ipod size, some gaming but not much as I play most graphic intensive stuff on my PS3, but do like some real time strategy games on the pc though.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon with Prime option. I live in CA and Amazon with Prime has free shipping and no tax (no tax saves almost 10%) Also Newegg if its cheaper than the free shipping no tax deal amazon has.
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel and nvida (for cuda)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe some overclocking though I've never tried it
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure
This is what I have so far. My brain is going to explode with all of the options, I want to stay low cost but keep getting caught up in the "its only XXX more for the next level up" I pride myself on building a PC that is better than the big box stores sell for less $$$ but then find myself upgrading everything. I really struggled with the Memory, HardDrive (SSD vs HD) and the PSU
I think this would be neat to keep fans quiet for normal use but ramp them up when I am pushing hard or encoding
UG.... so much for my budget since I
Windows 7 OS (already ordered) - $90
CPU - $200
MB - $141
Memory - $105 X 2 = $210
CASE - $101
PSU - $86
SSD - $241
HD - $99
So far: $1168 - I think that SSD might have to go...........
Any thoughts are appreciated. I'm open to changing any of the above if I'm off track.
Should I be breaking this post up into multiple posts under each of the various HW sections.
Not to be mean, but you really didn't do much right there. First, you say you need a nVidia card for CUDA, but then you have an ATI card (and not a great one at that). Second, you completely try to blow your budget on a PC that isn't as great for you main purposes.