Budget Range: about 1000-1500. I'll need to be convinced of good benefit to move toward max of range
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, some photo editing, even less video editing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (although I will probably purchase a cheap second one), speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've bought a couple things from newegg without trouble, but open to suggestion
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: none come to mind
Overclocking: Maybe (I have no experience doing so)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (I would be nervous about extra heat)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Would like a quiet PC. Don't care about LEDs or fancy looking case, want function over form. I'm least familiar with how to research mobo and case, so reasons behind recommendations there are particularly useful.
My friend built a system several months ago, so I was planning on using that as a baseline, looking for any upgrades that have come out since then. I had thought I might go with 8GB of RAM instead of 6GB if that makes sense:
So here's what I have so far in terms of a stretch system for me. As you can see I'm above my original budget a bit. My question is: what is a good power supply for this (aside from not knowing how to calculate how much wattage I need, I don't know how to figure out if it has the right cables etc).
And then further, what might be stupid about the build?
For the RAM, I wanted at least 8 GB for the sometime photoshop/premiere work I do, but since it's best to go in triplets, that meant jumping to 12.
Hoping to order this ASAP, since I've had to put it off for longer than I wanted.
For an lga 1366 build ram needs to move up in sets (sticks) of 3.
you either want 3 sticks, or 6 sticks.
3x2GB= 6 I'd suggest 6 depending on how much photo editing you do I suppose
6x2GB = 12GB