I’m looking to replace my current pc with a new custom build. I done minor research and learned that I will get more power for the money, will save some money, and I’m also excited to learn the ways of building a PC.
The PC will have multiple purposes. Mostly I will be gaming on it, when school allows. I’m also a programmer, I’m not doing fancy stuff but I would like to be able and use the full power of the pc for Graphic applications using OpenGL and similar APIs. I rarely on occasions do video editing and use Photoshop. I have seen most post have a build and people then recommend what to change. While I’m fairly good at using the computer, I cannot figure out which components might suit me. I was limiting my budget to $600, because I have other needs. But I decided to wait 3 months and am now limiting my budget from $700-$1000. If anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks a lot cutebeans. I din't even know that website existed.
Another minor question will this support something like Far cry 3, Crysis 3, similar games? Also could I upgrade it if needed in the future?
If your willing to up the price of the above stated build... by £100 ($170) you could go for a socket 1155 motherboard with i5 3570k. Still within the max budget but will increase performance from the 6300 dramatically... if you need me to get links for the parts, just ask...
I would suggest that you go ahead and add an SSD and get the AMD FX-8350 CPU. The SSD will substantially improve your load times during games and the FX-8350 will come in handy when you do video editing.