I'm builing a new computer, mainly for using 3ds max and Maya + video editing.
I don't know if I'll be gaming. But that's not the priority.
I'll be building as soon as posible.
I allready have: GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus DVD-Drive: LG GH20Ns10 - 7 pin SATA-300 + 15 pin SATA Monitor: Medion 20" (max resolution 1600x900) - VGA + PSU Power Chord Printer: Canon MP550 - USB + Own powersupply Keyboard: Logitech EX110 - USB Mouse: Targus Wireless - USB Mouse: MS-Tech Laser Game Mouse - USB Keystation: M-Audio 88es - USB + Own powersupply External HDD: Western Digital 1TB MyBook - USB + Own powersupply
i.e. I need a minimum of: 6 x USB + SATA + 1 x PCIe2.1, and preferably more..
I'm set on: SSD : OCZ Vector Series Solid State Disk 128 GB - 7 pin SATA-600 + 15 pin SATA (3 W) HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2 TB - 7 pin SATA-600 + 15 pin SATA (8 W)
Now I have 2 choises for my core. One is cheaper, and the question is: Is it worth the cost, going with the expensive rig??
Choise A (total price, SSD + HDD included: £ 440): CPU : AMD FX-8320 - AM3+ 125 W MOBO : ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 - AM3+ RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2 x 4 GB (1833MHz CL9) - 2 x DIMM 240-PIN 1.5 V
Choise B (total price, SSD + HDD included: £ 640): CPU : Intel i7 4770 Box - LGA1150 84 W MOBO : ASRock Z87 Pro3 - LGA1150 RAM : Kingston HyperX Predator 2 x 8 GB (2400MHz CL11) - 2 x DIMM 240-PIN 1.65 V