Looking to build a new PC for a friend, floor to ceiling, mainly for cruising the internet, redundant storage, and a small amount of home video editing. The guy is kinda paranoid about losing pictures of his twins so I was planning on setting up a Raid 1 over 2 HDD's, whats your guys opinion on this? To keep the cost down I was going to utilize onboard graphics, unless this idea is out of the question. I used a rather large PSU for expansion and OC. If there's ways to get the cost down a little more without sacrificing performance and longevity I'm open to almost anything. Price is at $760 with what I'm looking at without the OS, so I'll post what I'm looking at and you guys tear it apart, you know the drill. Thanks In Advance.
Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking. Is this going to be used for any sort of gaming? or is it just every day use.
Mostly every day stuff, if he really plans on gaming in the future he can always add a dedicated card. His wife maybe does a little home video editing of the twins once in a while but thats all graphicly. Is it worth an oc for this, for the rendering? what's the oc potential of this chip, safely?
I don't know much about the overclocking potential of these cpus. You will get a decent amount more performance, just make sure your cpu isn't getting to hot. But each cpu overclocks differently, so I don't know the potential.