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I would go for a i5 or i7 nowadays. Go for a Quadcore if you have a budget but the i-series is more futureproof.If you have too much money, go for SSD. put your OS on the SSD and buy an extra hdd for fiel storage.HDD's are cheap nowadays, so buy a few (western Digital is more expensive but they are quality HDD's) and set them in raid.For the ram, go for DDR3, DDR2 are cheap but it DDR3 is more future proof.GPU: Normally I would say Nvidia, but ATI has made some gooed price/performance GPU's. Go for a 4000 Series.Powersupply, go for a PSU that can handle your PC (atleast 500W).
DDR3 is the best
I7, I have the Nvidia GTX 480 video card its smokin. Go for a 64bit os with 8gig or more of DDR3 ram. SSD is overrated, save money and get a hdd. 1000 watt PS
Everyone will tell you newegg for sure. And everyone is right. Base your decisions off the majority of newegg reviews, but dont read TOO much into them.
Go for SSD in raid0 for a confident data storage.
SSD and cpu i5 easy win
I agree with Flippy. Go on newegg and base your decisions off of reviews on there. That's what I'd do.
I need to upgrade my CPU as well.
SSD really isn't overrated at all. Get a 100GB SSD and a 2TB HDD and you're sorted. Believe me when I say the SSD makes all the difference.
def the 100 gb ssd
i7, no compromise. and get at least one SSD for OS, this makes booting much faster.
Thanks for info man!
I need an ssd!
Why not just buy one?
a good question..don't know about atx though
ya about the atx?
get a primary SSD for your OS and a normal HD for data
i just put an SSD in my computer (check my blog for review). it is great. it will help more than expensive ram or cpu will.i would recommend around a 60gb (larger if you have lots of games) ssd for you OS drive and then a large storage drive like a western digital 2tb drive. would be very good.
buy your stuff @ your nearby computer shopalso depate about the price10% less would be best
I cant really help but im curious what you come up with
i5ssd are 3 times faster btu 4 times more expensive and 4 times less capacitya decent ati 200$range8gdddr3this setup is neither expensive or cheap
I am also a nerd. Hi!
get an i7 processor
I don't know a lot about hardware, but in terms of video editing, I've been using Vegas Pro and it is pretty great.
I'm throwing my hat in with the NewEgg and read-the-reviews people. Definitely the way to go.
sounds good to me
Newegg is a good place, as is tigerdirect. I'm running a dual core each at 1.8ghz. it gets me where I need to... I play most of my games on minimum specs. Sad, I know.