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Recommendations for a computer build?
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:16:33 am »
I want to build a workstation with new or used parts for about $675 USD (most likely used) I'll be doing some gaming but mostly video/photo editing, and hosting game servers. Like I said I have a set budget of $675 USD, I'm up for recommendations.
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Re: Recommendations for a computer build?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 12:09:56 am »
CPU: AMD FX-8320 Black Edition. Its an 8-core 3.5 Ghz thats only about $150.
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0.  It has 4 RAM slots with a SATA 3 and USB 3 port.
RAM: 2 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM sticks. 8 GB of RAM is good enough but 16 GB is better for rendering purposes.
GPU: Sapphire Radeon R7 240 2GB DDR3. You dont need a graphics card to edit video or pictures but since you're doing gaming, here's something that can run some games at good settings.
Power Supply: Corsair CX500. Not much to say about it...
You should get a wireless card just so you dont have to run wires all over the house. TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band is usually what i use for my builds.
The hard drive is entirely dependant on how much storage you need, but a good brand would be Western Digital.

This build should run you up about $700, sorry if its little over your budget but this is a very good build that should last you a long time and has room for improvement.
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Re: Recommendations for a computer build?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 07:40:40 am »
CPU: AMD FX-8320 Black Edition. Its an 8-core 3.5 Ghz thats only about $150.
Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0.  It has 4 RAM slots with a SATA 3 and USB 3 port.
RAM: 2 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM sticks. 8 GB of RAM is good enough but 16 GB is better for rendering purposes.
GPU: Sapphire Radeon R7 240 2GB DDR3. You dont need a graphics card to edit video or pictures but since you're doing gaming, here's something that can run some games at good settings.
Power Supply: Corsair CX500. Not much to say about it...
You should get a wireless card just so you dont have to run wires all over the house. TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band is usually what i use for my builds.
The hard drive is entirely dependant on how much storage you need, but a good brand would be Western Digital.
This build should run you up about $700, sorry if its little over your budget but this is a very good build that should last you a long time and has room for improvement.




I might switch out the video card for one or two gtx 580s as I can get a couple of them for $40 USD, but the rest seems pretty good.
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