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  • #50366
    Colin Peterson
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    Alright fellas, need some help. Its time to upgrade the old machine… and your help only helps Nerdy Show get better as I can edit things faster!

    I have what I need in terms of monitors and optical drives and SSD and other hard drives.
    I have a Firepower ZT Series 750W 80Plus Bronze Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply–ZT750W — that works just fine. And a Cooler Master heat sink. I also currently have a GeForce 7900GT PV-T71G-UCF7 video card–don’t know if that’s salvageable, but I’ll list it regardless.

    I’m on AMD now, but I’m not super attached.

    Budget is around 1k, but I can be persuaded towards a little more if it makes a big difference in quality and etc.

    I need a machine that has dual monitor support and I can use for video editing. I mostly game on consoles, so that’s not an issue. I know how to build it, but the picking out components part was never my forte’. So I figured I’d turn to the community of people who probably know some stuff about this stuff.
    Anyway, thanks for the help in advance!

    #50367
    Garayur
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    Okay, so correct me if I’m wrong it sounds like you need:
    1)Case
    2)CPU
    3)RAM
    4)Graphics Card
    5)Motherboard

    I think you were wanting an Haf X so lets go ahead and put that down on initially. Lets grab the most expensive and we can scale down if we need to. that will be the HAF 932 which runs about 170.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    I would go with an i7 for cpu since its rather shiny and will probably provide all the processing power you need. Plus that FSB is shiny. That runs you about 340+ shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369&cm_re=i7-_-19-117-369-_-Product

    This is where your bottleneck is most likely to be so aiming for the higher end will help your performance. A lot of motherboards support overclocking to support better RAM. There is a good deal of 16 Gigs of G.Skill 2400 cas 10 ram for 108 so that might be worth picking up http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231589

    I’m not up to date on graphics cards but you can grab a decent GTX 960 for about 240. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127860

    your Motherboard just needs to support everything, so it will probably come in around or under 200. I’m being a bit lazy but this motherboard should serve your needs and gets the best reviews on newegg. It comes to about 140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157603

    1) $170 HAF X case
    2) $340 i7 cpu
    3) $108 16GB 2400 CAS 10 G.Skill Ram
    4) $240 GTX 960 4GB gpu
    5) $140 ASRock motherboard

    that brings you to about a thousand. You can find savings in a number of places in there though. Pick a cheaper case, buy a smaller amount of RAM, 8 gigs is plenty for most purposes. You can get a 2GB version versions of the Graphics card or cheaper graphics cards. A lot of these items also have free shipping and/or rebates.

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    #50461
    Colin Peterson
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    That’s awesome. Thanks Garayur! I’ll look into those things and hopefully I’ll be able to get some of that stuff on sale considering the season. I’ll probably, need to boost the ram a little, video work sucks up that ram like a two dollar whore.

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