System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing, gaming, surfing the web
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, & speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: frys.com, microcenter.com, or newegg.com
Country of Origin: U.S.A ?
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD CPU, most preferably the Phenom II X6 but i would go for an x4 if need be, and a mid-tower case.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1200 - 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'm not too keen on ordering things online. Call me old fashioned, but I've had bad experiences when it comes to online shopping. Though, if the price is cheaper, I wouldn't mind going to newegg or amazon.
Oh, okay. Thank you so much for the link. I'll see what I can do. Uhm, by the way, would you recommend newegg? I've had bad experiences buying stuff off of amazon, and I wouldn't want to be in the same situation again. I was thinking of buying it at the local frys or microcenter, instead..
Anyways, I re-edited my initial post according to what I saw from the other thread.
We'll I'd honestly wait a month or so and see if bulldozer is out by then. Both Intel and AMD main sockets are due to be replaced. Technically, Intel's was replaced, but thanks to recall, not really.
CUDA is a programming shell that allows GPU to handle normally processor tasks. In calculations that can be threaded, this allows utilization of a GPU's hundreds of cores to dramatically increase speeds. In case of rendering and encoding/transcoding this can provide anywhere from a 10x to 100x boost in speed.
Not much use to a normal gamer or everyday user, but to those in the graphic design or videoediting, engineering or sciences, very very useful. What software do you use for video editing?
If you need the PC now, here's 1 possible build, includes OS.
Hey guys, I just talked to my parents about buying the parts from newegg, and they told me to look for the items in microcenter, because we can always return it to the store, rather than sending it back and forth - if ever we needed to get an RMA for anything. So, i guess, i won't be able to use newegg until I need to upgrade anything..
Yeah, I'm in desperate need of a powerful computer. The current netbook I have was a gift from the gf, and it runs on an atom cpu, along with xp. I'm grateful for it, but I can't use sony vegas and adobe premier pro cs5.
Also, what do you guys think of this build? Strictly microcenter, since the voice of reason doesn't echo in our household that well..