im looking to build a new computer and just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations. i am looking for mostly a media/amateur photo and video editing. i do not need a keyboard/mouse/monitor. here was what i was considering and just wanted to see if this was a good build
For the video card I think you'd want to change out that 9500GT with an updated EVGA GeForce GT 430. It's even $5 less expensive after rebate 9500GT vs GT 430 vs GT 240 compare the feature sets.
Not sure about that Diablotek DA Series 500 watt PSU. How did you happen to pick that one?
Thanks for the recommendation of the GT430, i looked at the specs and i am going to go with that one.
As for the Diablotek i saw some reviews on amazon.com that seemed like it was ok, but im starting to think i need to move up to something a little more dependable so i will def. look into the one you recommended. i really appreciate the reply
yea for a while i was considering the i5-760 but i decided to pay a little more for the i7-950 and the x58 mobo to future proof the system a little more. and with sandybridge being recalled i dont wanna wait a few months for my build.
i am def. going to go with the antec psu, thanks for all the recommendations i will be sure to let ya know how the build goes
A great deal on a very good PSU at the momentAntec NEO ECO 620C 620W $70 with a $5 off w/ promo code EMCKHKJ42, ends 2/7 and a $20 rebate. Net cost $45.
i have just a few more quick questions if you dont mind, you have been alot of help so far and i really appreciate it.
i was starting to wonder if the i7 950 would be a large enough increase from an i5 760 to see much of a difference, because when i look into the prices for the i5 and the mobo it is alot less money. if there is alot of difference i will stay with the 950 but just seeing if it was overkill to move to the i7 if that was not something i needed to do.
i know the ssd will help alot on photoshop so i dont know how much the processor is going to do beyond taht
also my friend has offered to sell me a sapphire radeon 4870 1gb for 50 dollars that works well, would you recommend this over the nvidia we spoke about earlier?
It is a fair question and the answer probably lies in what emphasis you want to place on the amateur photo and video editing end of your tasks.
This is where a i7-950/X-58 triple channel RAM would stand out most.
But if you're only using the system a small percentage of the time for the photo and video editing or if your photo and video editing tasks aren't heavy duty the i5-760 and a good 1156 motherboard would be a fine choice too.
I would not recommend the HD 4870 even though its a superior gaming video card. The GT 430 is just too much superior in audio, movie and video enhancements.