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Advice on my first PC (gaming) AMD build.

#1thehiddenfacePosted 9/8/2013 2:58:24 PM
Hey all,

I've decided to skip on next-gen consoles for the time being, due to the lack of any games that I would like. Instead, I'm going to spend my money on building my first PC. I'm not on a big budget, so I'm looking for a build that is multipurpose: plays decent games (I mostly use my ps3 to play games with a back catalog to catch up on), 3d modelling, music production (i got an external soundcard already), game programming, and the general pc usage.

So, this is what I've already come up with:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1BvXv

Any advice or suggestions?

Many thanks.
#2Loserman15Posted 9/8/2013 3:00:38 PM
I only ask why AMD? Haha.
#3BowsaaPosted 9/8/2013 3:01:03 PM
Not being in the UK, I'm not too sure on prices, but the ram seems a bit expensive. Overall pretty decent, though. What's your budget, 450 lbs?
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#4JKatarnPosted 9/8/2013 3:02:10 PM
Loserman15 posted...
I only ask why AMD? Haha.


I think the "not on a big budget" part of the post covers that.
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#5thehiddenface(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 3:04:47 PM
Loserman15 posted...
I only ask why AMD? Haha.


Why not?

It seems a good choice for the price. I did consider going i3 or maybe i5 at first.
#6thehiddenface(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 3:07:29 PM
Bowsaa posted...
Not being in the UK, I'm not too sure on prices, but the ram seems a bit expensive. Overall pretty decent, though. What's your budget, 450 lbs?


Yeah, I'm not too sure on which RAM is best to get, so I went for a kind of middle price.

My budget is around 500 mark (without screen, keyboard etc).
#7SavageDonzillaPosted 9/8/2013 3:27:03 PM
The only thing I noticed, and I am in no way an expert, but I noticed you have 1 RAM stick. Does that motherboard support only 1 stick or is it that dual stuff?
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#8thehiddenface(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 3:31:00 PM
SavageDonzilla posted...
The only thing I noticed, and I am in no way an expert, but I noticed you have 1 RAM stick. Does that motherboard support only 1 stick or is it that dual stuff?


The mobo has 4 slots for memory actually. I just decided on getting Corsair RAM based on reviews and the 8gb Corsair I found just happens to be on 1 stick.

Are there any performance advantages or disadvantages in using 2x4gig cards instead?
#9Fade2black001Posted 9/8/2013 3:32:25 PM
If you want a good gaming rig go Intel
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#10fallenswordsPosted 9/8/2013 3:35:55 PM
advice: get Intel.
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