Prices are so much more expensive in uk then America
I'm looking for a build around £650 which is about $1000 I believe.
Can anyone suggest some cheap parts that do exactly as I require?
I want to game and do a little bit of photoshop, illustrator, watch films, make on screen recording probably while playing games etc.
I understand this task might be difficult..
So I decided to start with the main elements of a computer
CPU- i5-2500k: basically heard from everywhere its capable of what I want, fast and a good price.
Gpu- I'm not to sure still but I am looking at a hd7970, found one I can purchase for around £250, I've been told this is the main place to invest.
Motherboard- currently do not have a clue, really need advice
So yeah about £400 gone on CPU+gpu... Thanks for your time and if you maybe able to help in any of those areas please do!
If you want to video edit etc., CUDA will help a little. Is there a specific reason for going with AMD?
Also, follow this template next time, it saves a lot of questions: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...
Like, will you need an OS? Monitor? Peripherals? Brands? I'll be happy to help, but these questions will help.
Thanks for the reply loco, and no particular reason, just tried to get the best out of money I guess, heard it was reliable maybe abit to powerful for my needs I guess....
I'm basically very new to this just becoming an it student and believe building a computer will perhaps enhance my skills.. I've always loved games but building a computer from plugging in a Xbox is a big step up.. I was planning to play on hdmi tv, but apart from that I need everything although I might be able to dig abit deeper budget wise
Ok, so you will need a completely new build, as in you need an OS and peripherals. I'll look into a build, but in single monitor gaming/editing, the GeForce cards work a bit better.
I built my computer basically for a new experience, but with the building, it seems I have learned more than I thought I would, because of the problems/configurations I faced, this could definitely inprove skills!