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Old 04-13-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hi, my name is david and this is my first post here.
I was wondering if i could get some guidance on a build i'm very interested in.

There are a few products i've had my eye on, and i was wondering if they would be a good match for what i want to do.

(New build uses: Major multitasking (Photoshop, Sony Vegas, Multiple applications running at once, Web browsing, Video Burning/Backups, Light Gaming (ATM), and some music editing software) )

I switch back and forth between many applications and multitask heavily. I edit both high definition music and video files quite often, so i'd like to build this computer to accommodate that.

The products i'm interested in is this line that AMD has [link here] i'm not sure which would be most appropriate
and then the eyefinity concept so i could run 3 monitors [link here]
and i had seen this drive which i'm interested in by corsair [link here] and the last thing i can think of is a bluray read/write drive


I completed these build questions to help
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Budget: How much money are you willing to spend on the new build?
$1200 - $1500 if possible?

Brands: Are there any brands of components you want or don't want?
AMD, Western Digital

Multitasking: Will you be multitasking with this computer and if so, how much?
Yes - i multitask heavily every day

Gaming: Will you be gaming and if so, how much and how new are the games?
yes, in the future i'll be gaming more - but that isn't my number one priority

Calculations: Will you be doing any intense calculations or media encoding?
video format conversions

Overclocking: Do you plan on overclocking and if so, how much?
i don't know, i have have a good enough computer to do it (don't know how)

Storage: How much storage will you need and what will you be storing?
i already have several external tb's, so i'm looking for a board which can support multiple high capacity internal hard drives

Legacy Support: Will you need support for older hardware like parallel, serial, or PS/2 devices?
i shouldn't

Operating System: Do you want Windows XP or Vista, or Linux compatibility?
starting with windows 7, may move to linux in the future

Case: Do you want help selecting a case and if so, how big do you want it?
size of case isn't very important to me, as long as it's a good match for the setup

Accessories: Do you want a keyboard, mouse, or other items included?
i should be good, i've already found the perfect mouse and keyboard

Recycled Components: Will you be reusing any components you already have?
nope, all new

Monitor: If you want a monitor, what size do you want and should it be widescreen?
whatever monitors are suggested for eyefinity (affordably) i'm looking at the setup to have 3 identical monitors - and i will use my TV occasionally as another screen

Stores: Do you have any online stores that you prefer to purchase from?
newegg and any reliable ones suggested

Location: What country do you live in?
united states of america
Thank you in advance for any help or advice i'm very excited for this future build, since it will be my first.

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Use out suggested build list for ideas: Want to Build a New Intel or AMD System / Revised 2012 and updated regularly

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For what you're doing, the FX-8150 would be a great choice:
Newegg.com - AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX

Eyefinity is very demanding on your GPU, so if that's in your future plans then you'll want to spend around $250 or higher on the video card.

For some reason I found this interesting enough to Newegg-up a build lol, here's about where I would start:
Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

Total cost is about $1400 right now, starting you off with two monitors so you can buy a third down the road when you want to get Eyefinity set up. The 8150 and 16gb of RAM should tear through all your media encoding tasks while the HD 7850 should be all the gaming power you need.
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I would go with the build toothman suggested. that is an AMAZING BUILD for the money. You should be able to do some heavy Photoshopping with like no lag and heck with that build you should be able to do HARD CORE gaming with no lag.
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thank you so much everybody for the advice, and toothman for the build list - this is a huge help to me - and i will be putting in an order very very soon, maybe even tonight
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I see no reason for 16GB of RAM. 8GB should be more than sufficient.

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