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Windows 7: I want to build a computer but im clueless.


01 Jul 2014   #1

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I want to build a computer but im clueless.

Hello. I am currently using an old laptop with old parts listed in my specifications. I am looking to build my own machine. I'm not sure about budget i'm just looking for a target point when it comes to parts. And based on the price of the parts I will just save up for it I would like to stay near or below 1000 if possible. What I wanna do on this machine is mainly video effects and editing and 3d animations. The programs I plan on using include Maya, zbrush, modo,photohop and cinema 4d. I also would like to play games like battlefield 4. Other than that that's it i'm not sure which parts would get the job done I have a radeon 7950 graphics card already. I was thinking about maybe starting out with a prebuilt gaming machine but I have no clue what to look for in terms of processor speed and other parts that could handle 3d cartoons.

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01 Jul 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

bigboi972,
I would look to a i5 minimum and if budget will allow then go i7. Let us know your space limits for the case. It tends to be a very personal choice so maybe you want to nail it down first. Look to Corsair, CoolerMaster, NZXT and other name brands. Look for mid-tower designs or such with good space behind the mobo for hiding cables. Look for multiple fan and cooler options and lastly it's looks and other features like windows and doors and such.
I'm happy to offer my suggestions but they are just that mine......in the end this is your computer and you want this hard work to reflect your needs and aesthetics.
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01 Jul 2014   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
Hello. I am currently using an old laptop with old parts listed in my specifications. I am looking to build my own machine. I'm not sure about budget i'm just looking for a target point when it comes to parts. And based on the price of the parts I will just save up for it I would like to stay near or below 1000 if possible. What I wanna do on this machine is mainly video effects and editing and 3d animations. The programs I plan on using include Maya, zbrush, modo,photohop and cinema 4d. I also would like to play games like battlefield 4. Other than that that's it i'm not sure which parts would get the job done I have a radeon 7950 graphics card already. I was thinking about maybe starting out with a prebuilt gaming machine but I have no clue what to look for in terms of processor speed and other parts that could handle 3d cartoons.
A Member posted fews days ago a guide...: A guide on building a new rig/pc

You can try to look at parts and case size that could suit you.
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02 Jul 2014   #4

windows seven
 
 

Hello everyone I have a question like I said in my post about my computer im looking to build me a rig and get rid of my crappy laptop I wanted to know if you would take a look at these parts and see if this build would be worth the money I would be paying. someone suggested this build on reddit. I plan on doing 3d animations, modeling, and rendering. And playing games like battlefield 4 with this build. I'll link both builds and the discussion I had with the people who suggested the builds on reddit.


build 1 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cLb7pg
build 1 price breakdown http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cLb7pg/by_merchant/

build 2 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p33rYJ
build 2 price breakdown http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p33rYJ

Original reddit thread http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/com...3d_animations/
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02 Jul 2014   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I've just answered the exact same post here. Please do not duplicate posts over multiple threads.
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02 Jul 2014   #6

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I've just answered the exact same post here. Please do not duplicate posts over multiple threads.
sorry it was unintentional the other thread was started about a different topic. I just wanted to update that post sense it was a related topic.
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02 Jul 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Build 1 looks good but ditch the GPU. Apparently AMD are due to release a new line of cards shortly codenamed "Tonga" and due to this the prices of the R9 280 and R9 280X are supposed to be slashed. It does not show the price for the 7950 in any of your lists but I expect you could grab an R9 280X very cheap soon which was based on the 7970.
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04 Jul 2014   #8

windows seven
 
 
whats the difference between these motherboards?

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04 Jul 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The top one is a full size ATX board and the bottom is a MATX (Micro ATX) it's a smaller board. Both will fit the case just fine.

Both are pretty much budget boards but should work fine as long as you don't plan on doing any overclocking.

What other components are going with them?
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04 Jul 2014   #10

windows seven
 
 
Which ssd is better

I am building a pc and I wanna know which ssd should I get the PNY Optima 240GB is larger is space than the Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB but I am not sure which one is the better buy in terms of performance. They are both the same price after rebate

Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB

Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE120BW: Computers & Accessories.

PNY Optima 240GB Amazon.com: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5-Inch SOLID STATE DRIVE - SSD7SC240GOPT-RB: Computers & Accessories
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