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Build Advice I'm building a computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wingtale, 16 Nov 2010.

  1. Wingtale

    Wingtale New Member

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    I'm building a computer with a price limit of £750
    My main use will be photo/video editing
    And what should I concentrate on upgrading? cpu, gpu etc
    What hardware should I have?:D
     
  2. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    first of all i would go ahead and say what have you already got, what do you need? whats the main purposes:


    use that template :)
     
  3. new_world_order

    new_world_order 4.0 GHz Dremel

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    Umm... I think you will need to be a little more specific :)
     
  4. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    I agree that more information would be good. There are guidelines at the top of the forum for build advice posts :)

    That being said, video editing is quite CPU-dependent. At that price without a particularly high end graphics card, you could probably get into Intel i7 territory - 930/950. Much depends on whether you needs a monitor, windows, etc. in your budget.

    Otherwise the AMD hex cores perform well at this type of task - look at something like the 1075T.
     
  5. new_world_order

    new_world_order 4.0 GHz Dremel

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    Hey, quick question, do your toilets in Australia really spin the other way when you flush them?

    :)
     
  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Wikipedia says:
     
  7. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Toilets no, but our hurricanes/cyclones do spin in a different direction.
     
  8. Dae314

    Dae314 New Member

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    At that budget I'm thinking i5-760 build, but more information is needed. Photo/Video editing means you would likely be more concentrated on the processor than the GPU.
     
  9. Wingtale

    Wingtale New Member

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    I don't need a monitor, keyboard or mouse, but I will need windows 7.
    I'll be using adobe master collection.
    It'll be my first build so I need help.
    I could push the borders to probably £800.
    I want to use intel cpu
    and ati graphics card to save power, probably 6850
     
  10. tonytwo6

    tonytwo6 New Member

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    ive decided to just get a pre built PC found a decent site and i bought this from http://www.buildyourbox.co.uk/ for £916. To get the warranty and that thinks its the better way to go for me anyway
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    This. :)

    That should leave enough spare to get a decent monitor, ect.
     
  12. Dae314

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    i5-760, good motherboard (e.g. P7P55D-E), 6850, ~500W psu, 1TB HDD, cooler would be optional unless you overclock, 1600MHz memory, a case around £70 (e.g. Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced), and any old optical drive sounds like what you would want.
     
  13. Wingtale

    Wingtale New Member

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    Does the psu make a big difference on if you get a £16 one or a £80 if they are both the same wattage
     
  14. Dae314

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    Heck yes it does if that cheapy £16 one is a no-name off brand. You normally want to stick with the brands that are known for their quality. A bad psu could mean your whole build getting fried, and a good quality company minimizes that chance.

    Good companies:

    Corsair
    Antec
    Seasonic
    CoolerMaster (sometimes)

    There could be a couple more that I don't know about, but with just those 4 you should be able to find a reasonably priced PSU in any wattage that you may want.
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    You forgot Enermax...
     
  16. Wingtale

    Wingtale New Member

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    Thx and also if I get a £20 case by asus would that be ok
     
  17. Wingtale

    Wingtale New Member

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    Bloody pete how do you get 247mb/s
     
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    or 724 even
     
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    Probably because Ask4 is the most godlike ISP ever.

    I miss halls :p
     
  20. Dae314

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    The case is kinda up to you. What you don't want to get is a big sealed metal box to trap all the hot air inside and turn your computer into an oven. If you're overclocking, case airflow is especially important. Things to look at when buying a case (no particular order):

    -Material used to make it
    Plastic is light and cheap but it doesn't dampen noise as well as steel which is heavy and expensive​
    -Solidity (or how sturdy it is)
    You don't want a case that's going to fall apart​
    -Cable cleanup
    Does the case include some things to help messy cables?​
    -Airflow
    Not to be confused with amount of fans. You can have a million fans on a case, but if all the fans end up doing is swirl the hot air around then it's not very effective.​
    -Extras
    Fan controls, front USB ports, a side panel window, other junks like that​
    -Aesthetics
    Do you want your case to be a prettyful pink or an awe inspiring black? Is it just a metal box or does it look like a monster?​
    -Form Factor
    Does your motherboard fit :p
    -Expansion Slots and Drive bays
    Is there enough expansion slots? Do you have enough 3.5" and 5.5" drive bays? Do the reviews say that the drive bay fittings rattle?​
    -Space
    If you want to get a 1.5 foot long graphics card will it fit?​

    I like to leave case choice mostly up to the person because it's something that's fun to pick and usually can't be botched up too badly. Most people are sensible enough not to get a case that's too small for their motherboard :p. You decide what you want.
     
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