So I will say it right off the bat...I'm a nwb when it comes to computers...I'm also new to this forum. I've been a lifelong MAC user and until recently it was all fine. Now their software is garbage so whats the point? Long story short I'm trying to build a video editing and graphic design machine. I'm not talking about making filming your friends and making fun videos on the weekends, this is my work and my life so it can't crash and has to be able to handle HUGE files without really running all that slow (These would be files shot in 4k). I don't know how this works on here, but I found that chart and I'll fill it out to the best of knowledge, and any help and input would be appreciated. I'm also trying to do this with as little of a hole in my pocket as possible, I know you get what you pay for, but I'm trying to keep AMD based since you can get 6 cores for not a whole lot.
Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as I can
Budget Range: 600 to 700 but willing to up to 1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, Motion Graphics...pretty much the entire Adobe CS5
Parts Not Required: I need everything, I'm using a laptop right now.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigersdirect, newegg
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: I'm trying to keep it AMD based, but would also like to run dual HD monitors and have decent Audio.
SLI or Crossfire: I don't have a preferance.
Monitor Resolution: As much as HD as I can afford.
Additional Comments: This just has to be able to edit video and graphics well. I don't game (at all) so I don't know if that makes a huge difference but I though I'd throw it out there.
First things first if you need everything you'll never hit that budget for the quality your looking for. That bare bones package you posted is junk, the processor/mobo combo is ok but the rest is bunk. I would go with the Intel with the i7 hyperthreading splits the 4 physical cores into the capacity of 8, great for video editing.
So Total with big monitors --------------------------------------------------------------------------$1171.89
Little over budget but this will DESTROY Video editing and anything else if you OC the CPU to like 4.5Ghz or maybe 4.7Ghz the 212 should handle that.
Thank you so much! Everything I've been learning about building computers is coming from a friend is super anti Intel so he talks AMD up alot, so I try to find the mix between the two. You've helped alot.
No problem, i tried to stay in your budget but personally I would go closer to the $350 range on my video card simply because I game a bit but with that psu you have enough head room to add another card in sli pretty future proof in my book. I have the i5 overclocked to 4.5 Ghz and it's FAST! So no reason to be anti intel they've been around for a little bit.