N00b girl homebuilder


I am trying to build a PC for the first time in my life and i've been reading some on forums to try and learn how to do this. But i still think it's really hard to know whether or not the components go together and where to put the money if you need to compromize.
I will use the computer for a little bit of gaming such as strcraft II, but mostly for video editing using software lite adobe premiere and after effects.
This is what i've come up with so far:

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition - 4 GHz - Socket AM3+ (FD8350FRHKBOX)

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 - Socket AM3+ - Chipset AMD 990FX - ATX

KINGSTON HyperX Predator 2 x 8 GB DDR3-1866 PC3-14900 (KHX18C9T2K2/16X)

VTX3D Radeon HD 6670 V2 - 2 GB GDDR3 - PCI-Express 2.1 (VX6670 2GBK3-HV2)

CREATIVE Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 - PCI-Express (OEM)

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO (RR-212E-16PK-R1)

ADVANCE PC-chassi Sphere 8913B


SAMSUNG Intern DVD±RW 24x SH-224B

ASUS 23.6" LED-skärm full HD VE247H

I definately think i need to change the GPU but don't know whivh one to choose instead. PLease help.
I need a walkthrough for this I think. "Step by step how to build your own PC."

Thank you!!
Mvh Malin from Sweden
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  1. Maybe this one would be good option??

    AMD Radeon HD 6870 OEM - 1 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 2.1
  2. most new motherboards have built in sound chipsets that are as good as the soundblaster cards now. unless your into high end audio recording or playback. the 6670 is last gen card you want the 7770 if your not going to game on the pc much.the 770 and the nvidia 650ti will game but on some of the newer games you have to turn down the eye candy to play. if you think your going to do some of the newer first person shooters you may want look at 7850 or nvidia 660 line of cards. on your build make sure you use a bronze rated ps as the min for your build. the cheap power supply's can pop or take out your rig. building the pc is not hard the cpu and ram are keyed. they can only go in one way. as this is your first build by a larger full tower or tall mid tower to give yourself some extra work room. cases like the r300 are great for new builders as the drive bays have auto locking rails..need for very few screws. most of the new cases now have some of the standoff for the mb pre installed. also buy an after market cpu cooler like the one listed on toms hardware front page. if a fan fails on those type of heat sinks you just unlock a clip and replace the fan. on the plastic leg cpu cooler you have to carfully remove the whole cooler without snapping the locking pins.
  3. Hey looked over your stsyem and i saw nothing wrong with it. Can I make a suggestion though? Is that setup your max budget? I would go for a bigger HDD if I were you. 500 GB goes by pretty quickly with video editing. Especially if your working with 1080p or higher res video.

    Just my two pennies.

  4. Nice well done. Maybe a slightly better graphics card to play games on though.
    The rest of the system is good and will go together nice. Good luck.
  5. AMD FirePro V4900

    Premiere works best off of multiple HDDs.

    Dropping down to an FX-8320 would be just dandy to save money, as would going with a Gigabyte 970 UD3 AM3+.
  6. Wisecracker said:
    AMD FirePro V4900

    Premiere works best off of multiple HDDs.

    Dropping down to an FX-8320 would be just dandy to save money, as would going with a Gigabyte 970 UD3 AM3+.

    FirePro for video editing? I hope you were joking, especially since Adobe's software works better with CUDA (which for clarification to OP comes with nvidia cards).
    Also you want fastest CPU you can afford for rendering.
    I do agree on multiple HDDs though, a couple of 1TB WDC Blacks in RAID1 would be my suggestion (RAID0 if you wan't double the space at the price of half fail-safety; both will give you equal read speeds though). I'm afraid a single 500GB HDD won't be nearly enough for dealing with raw video files.

    Get GTX660Ti (670 if you can afford, but 660 should be enough for years to come if you plan on commiting to SC2 taking Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void into consideration), latest drivers increase SC2 performance.
    Nvidia said that the driver will also provide a substantial performance boost in several other games, including Far Cry 3, battlefield 3, StarCraft II and Dragon Age II on GeForce 400/500/600 cards.
  7. Hur mycket pengar vill du lägga ut allt som allt?
  8. cobot said:
    Hur mycket pengar vill du lägga ut allt som allt?

    Translated from Swedish: How much money do you spend altogether?

    So what is your budget?
  9. Hey guys!
    Thank you so much for the help. So i've made some changements to my list:

    LC POWER PC Silent Giant Series 650 W Green Power Edition (LC6650GP3)

    ADVANCE Pc-chassi Black Magic

    AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 (AMD-HD7770)

    What do you think??
    I'm thinking of maybe replacing the ps with a

    CORSAIR PC nätaggregat Gaming Series GS700 - 700 W (CP-9020013-EU)

    CORSAIR PC-aggregat Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - 650 W (CP-9020038-EU)

    CORSAIR PC Nätaggregat GS800 80PLUS Bronze

    I really don't know mow many watts are necessary?? Help?!

    And I thought of getting a bigger HDD then like you guys suggested. What do you think about

    SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.14 ST2000DM001 3,5" - 2 TB
  10. Or two hdds of 1 TB is maybe better, as you said!
  11. Settle For nVidia Cards And You'll Know Why Nvidia GPU's Are A Good Investment
  12. but wow they re like 10 times the price of the one i found!!
  13. it easy for the power supply question. take the wattage of the cpu and the max wattage of the gpu. add them together then look at the wattage rating of the power supply. on the 12v plus leg. some power supply's can have 2 legs. so if the cpu is 100w and the gpu is 100w need a power supply that had more then 200w on the 12v leg. and had more then 17 amps on the 12v rail. 12v/200w gets the amps used for the gpu and cpu. in real world want to load the 12v rail to 50-70 percent of the rated power supply output. want to leave headroom for cap age and most ps when you get near there max voltage little spikes can cause them to shut down.
  14. Hello Guys!

    So I've changed a lot finally, but now everything is payed for and on its way.
    Please take a look at my new config and tell me what you think!

    PCU: AMD FX-8350 X8 4.0GHz Socket AM3+ Boxed

    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 - Socket AM3+ - Chipset AMD 990FX - ATX

    Ram: KINGSTON PC-minne HyperX Predator 2 x 8 GB DDR3-1866 PC3-14900

    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1 GB GDDR5


    Cooler Master GX Lite - 700W

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm 64MB 3.5" SATA-3

    SSD: OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD R:400/W:300 2.5" SATA-3

    Zalman Z11 Plus Tower No PSU Black ATX

    SAMSUNG Intern DVD±RW brännare 24x SH-224BB

    Antec True Quiet 140mm Case fan (x2)

    ASUS 23.6" LED full HD VE247H

    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (OEM)

    So... This is my first, and I hope it will work out!
    What do you all think?!
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