Hello all! Im new to this forum, I heard it was popular and decided to ask a few questions about my new system Im building since Im kind of a tech newb
My work is focused primarily in the graphic design field, so lets just say Ill need this new machine to be pretty swift with Adobe CS6 products and 3d rendering apps like Maya/4D cinema/3ds max. I'm not much of a gamer, but I do like to game a bit and try out new ones every now and then.
This my incomplete parts list I've been building, but still need help to decide which will be best suited for my needs. The only thing I have purchased so far is the RAM since I felt it was crazy cheap for mmm mmmm goodness 32 gb at 1600Mhz (4x8Gb sticks) for only $140 at tigerdirect.ca . I hope this was a good choice? I don't know how important memory speed is for me?
CPU: AMD FX-8350 ($190) or Intel Core i7-3770K ($320) ???
-which is better for Adobe CS6 apps AND the ability of running them simultaneously? does it matter here that the AMD has 8 cores while the Intel i7 has 4 cores?
-i would like to run games on this machine, but it doesn't necessarily have to be on the highest settings
-i don't understand so much about motherboards, except that you attach all the components to them lol! it just needs to have 4 DIMM slots for my 32 GB of RAM and USB 3.0 and i guess thats it. I mean i don't know what else i need?? why do they go from $50 to like $400??? i mean is the $50 enough for me? or maybe something between $100-150?? can someone recommend me a good mobo after choosing which CPU is first better suited for me. Thanks