Hi, there! I'm new to PC building but have been doing some research and lurking the forums for some good builds that fit my needs and is within my budget. So far, I found one that caught my interest, but have one small question about it, which I will address further down this post. Right now, I'll just include all the information below in case.
Approximate Purchase Date: This month Budget Range: $1000 before rebates (can add $75 more IF needed) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video recording/editing, photoshop, light programming, everything else Games it should run: BFBC2, SC2, L4D2/other Source games, and future titles. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon (tigerdirect as a seller is fine if I can buy from them through amazon) Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: I would like an Intel processor and a geforce video card Overclocking: maybe SLI or Crossfire: maybe Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, but I will probably switch to 1920x1080 if I ever get a new monitor Additional Comments: Quietness is definitely good, but complete silence is not an absolute necessity
The total comes to $994 before shipping and rebates.
I do a good amount of video recording/editing and photoshopping, so should I increase the RAM to 8GB? If so, do I need to change anything else to accommodate it? Is there anything I need to change regardless? Other than that, this looks like an awesome build for me.