I'm pretty inexperienced with building computers, but it seems really idiotic to buy a premade computer these days. I'm looking at a gaming PC, but it must also be able to handle 3D animation/rendering to at least an OK standard.
Here's what I have so far:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible.
BUDGET RANGE: £700-900
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and Animation (3D packages, Photoshop, Flash etc)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: A monitor and all the parts apart from the actual PC aren't required.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ebuyer
PARTS PREFERENCES: The HD 8550 or 8570 are the only things I'm completely sure of atm.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly in the future, but not now.
Yeah, at first I was thinking that the i7 would be better, but as I'm a student it's got to be a bit of a discount PC. I think the 750 will be fine for what I need, especially considering I'm only just starting to become annoyed with my five year old PC
Cheers for the replies. So no gripes about any of the other parts then..?
If using 2D applications, you may want to wait and see how the fix turns out. The 5000 series boards have / had known issues with the following programs and tho a fix is "in the works", I dunno if it's hit the streets yet. I hadn't heard about it till recently and when I started inquiring lotta my engineering colleagues were very frustrated over the last 4 -5 months.
* CorelDraw, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Freehand MX, Nemetschek AllPlan (2D functions)
* Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4 (general vector objects on various layers)
* Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint, and various home layout packages
* Microsoft Excel when rendering larger charts, or big spreadsheets with area fills
* Various construction tools, including those for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC drawings
* Various industry-specific tools (drawing annotations, site plans, landscaping plans, etc.)
I'm told fix is planned for 10.4 drivers ... hopefully that solves it.