I want to build a computer but im clueless.

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  1. Posts : 319
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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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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  2. Posts : 11,424
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       #2

    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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    Posts : 4,166
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
       #3

    bigboi972 said:
    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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  4. Posts : 319
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #5

    I've just answered the exact same post here. Please do not duplicate posts over multiple threads.
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  6. Posts : 319
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Boozad said:
    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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  7. Posts : 6,075
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #7

    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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  8. Posts : 319
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    whats the difference between these motherboards?

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  9. Posts : 6,075
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #9

    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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  10. Posts : 319
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    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
    Last edited by bigboi972; 04 Jul 2014 at 13:38.
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