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User Info: thehiddenface

thehiddenface
3 years ago#1
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.

User Info: Blarghinston

Blarghinston
3 years ago#2
I only ask why AMD? Haha.

User Info: Bowsaa

Bowsaa
3 years ago#3
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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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: thehiddenface

thehiddenface
3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: thehiddenface

thehiddenface
3 years ago#6
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).

User Info: SavageDonzilla

SavageDonzilla
3 years ago#7
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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User Info: thehiddenface

thehiddenface
3 years ago#8
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?

User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#9
If you want a good gaming rig go Intel
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User Info: fallenswords

fallenswords
3 years ago#10
advice: get Intel.
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