First timer, PC build for game/photo/video editing Tags: Build Photo Systems Product Last response: June 4, 2012 5:02 PM in Systems Share griever257 May 26, 2012 11:32:58 PM Hello all, I am a newbie in the PC world. I am on a tight budget of around 700 to build a very good gaming PC + video/photo editing, as I am a camera-touting longboarder and a newbie photographer. So far, I've bought an ASUS M5a97 EVO motherboard + AMD FX-8510. I am in need of a PSU, graphic card, and RAMs recommendations. I have a keyboard + mouse, monitor, and 4 hard drives lying around from my Fry's everyday PC, as well as 3 optical drives. So any suggestions would be great! thank you all! More about : timer build game photo video editing fpoon May 27, 2012 12:59:31 AM $700 is plenty for the things you need. Where would you like to buy it? m 0 l griever257 May 27, 2012 1:25:11 AM anywhere with a good deal? cheaper would be better m 0 l Related resources HELP: First timer Building a editing/gaming pc - Forum First Timer - Light Video Editing - PC Build - Forum First-timer building a MicroATX PC for photo editing - Forum Streaming/Gaming/Editing $2500 PC build for 1st timer - Forum First Timer PC Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fpoon May 27, 2012 1:30:12 AM Where do you live? Newegg charges sales tax in California and New Jersey. And it would be usefull if you have a Microcenter near you. m 0 l griever257 May 27, 2012 7:20:27 AM I am from Oregon and I don't think I get charged for sales tax. Um what kinda parts should I get to perform well with my core and mobo? m 0 l fpoon May 27, 2012 6:09:35 PM Good, then we'll just order from Newegg. Do you have a case? And are all your hard drives SATA? First of all, I recommend getting a SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... With your budget, we can get a very nice PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any 8 or 16 GB RAM kit will be good, unless you will overclock. Try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you need a case, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You will need to get this video card though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you don't need a case, get this video card instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... However, you should upgrade your motherboard when you have the money, because of it's weak chipset (970). I suggest you get a motherboard with a 990FX chipset. m 0 l griever257 May 27, 2012 8:39:50 PM Thanks fpoon I never thought about the chipset. HOw about the GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard m 0 l griever257 May 27, 2012 9:00:20 PM Or any mobo recommendations are also appreciated! m 0 l fpoon May 28, 2012 6:17:47 PM I've never had a good experience with Gigabyte, so I suggest ASrock instead. How much is your budget for another motherboard? m 0 l griever257 May 29, 2012 3:28:34 AM i could always return the ASUS mobo i have now, it's unopened, sitll in the box. I heard newegg has a 15% restocking fee (....) i'll probably return that and get a different one. the asus i got was around a 100, so asrock wouldn't be bad. any recommendation fpoon? m 0 l fpoon June 4, 2012 5:02:38 PM Sorry for not replying so long. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp with Building a PC - First Timer Forum SolvedFirst Timer Looking To Build Gaming PC For $500 to $750 Forum SolvedFirst Timer Building Gaming PC - please help me build it Forum SolvedFirst timer here. Advice for building new PC without a PC monitor. Forum Video editing build first timer Forum Solvedfirst timer pc build - no vga signal Forum First Timer PC Builder, mATX build! Forum SolvedFirst timer for PC build Forum First Timer Wants to Build High-End, Quiet, Water Cooled Gaming PC - $3K-ish Budget Forum Solved$1500 Gaming PC build (maybe more). First Timer Forum SolvedFirst timer building PC and some cabinet mod suggestions for HAF 912. Forum SolvedBuilding a new pc( First timer) Forum SolvedFirst timer looking to build Gaming PC, budget of 600 Forum SolvedFirst-timer here. Need help on building a new PC. Forum SolvedFirst-timer building gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !