Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:47 pm Posts: 614
Location: Herzela . Israel
i think you should add a few more questions. 1.do you plan on doing any overclocking in the future,if you do how far do you plan to go? 2.what settings do you like to play on ,also what's your prefferd FPS rate? 3. do you want to keep that build with the option to upgrade it later or are you planning to build a new from the ground when this 1 stops working?
those questions can sure help us alittle more ,you can ask felix to do his magic and make this lines look better like he does with some articles .
Ok, I'm looking for some advice on my first custom build, and this seems like as good a place to start as any: 1. United States 2. Preferably stores rather than sites (Microcenter, Best Buy are close) 3. Will be used for gaming, web-surfing, basic video editing; basic multitasking is a must-have 4. I'm trying to make the most of a $3-400 dollar total budget; the better the value, the better 5. No specific preferences brand-wise, but AMD may be the way to go processor-wise due to costs 6. My old case, CD-Drive, and Power supply (300W) are probably usable, but could be replaced if compatibility or power issues exist 7. Most likely no overclocking, a least initially 8 The better the setttings, the better; not sure on resolution as I need a new monitor
So far, I've been looking at an AMD llano A4 X2 3400 APU ( http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0375728 ) to build off of. I'm not sure if it's necessary to go above two cores, as my laptop's dual-core i5 can handle anything I can throw at it, though any advice would be welcome. Also, my GPU (a GeForce 310M) is seriously bottlenecking game performance, so I was wondering if the integrated 6410D chip in the llano would yield better performance, or if a dedicated card would be needed. Any help with build suggestions would be apprciated. Thanks
So I am pretty new to PC building like I know alot about software but only just built my new computer last month.
1: I live in Canada.
2: I have bought all my parts at the moment at Tiger Direct online and in store when I am close to one.
3: My PC is going to be used for gaming on steam and origin.
4: My budget at the time I built my computer was $800 but i bought all my parts on sale and I spent $715 and now I am hoping of upgrading a few things mostly cooling wise but from my case I went with probably will need to get another one now.
5: I don't have too much of a preference but I am quite impressed with the AMD FX 4100 I got in it I do also like radeon HD graphics cards so I guess I am an AMD/ATI kinda guy like to stick with the same company.
6: My last gaming rig was actually my gaming laptop which has seen alot of action and its going down now so that's what made me decide on a desktop.
7: Right now i run stock clockspeed but was hoping of doing some overclocking down the road for when some of the newer games start needing a demand for it I would rather not go to far I have heard people going to like 5 GHZ I would probably go as far as 4.6 GHZ and that's even pushing it from what I am comfortable with.
8: My resolution is from my HDTV since I don't need a monitor its a 32 inch 1920x1080 which is perfect enough for me. And i prefer my games as the highest settings except water effects haven't always been something I care for so they are usually down a notch or two same with radial blur.
I have heard alot of great things about game debate and I am hoping of getting some help with certain noob questions down the road
need a new pc build: 1. america 2. amazon or newegg 3. gaming, video editing, surfing the web, 4. $750 is the max i am willing to spend on this build including os and keyboard and mouse 5. i am not a fan boy, i am unbiased although i do prefer wd hdd's 6. there is nothing i can keep from my old build, i need everything including keyboard and mouse, and an os 7. i will mostly likely run at stock, but i might oc in the future 8.i use a 1080p samsung hd smart tv and prefer to play on the highest settings in games