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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:31 PM

Has anyone here ever built their own PC before?

I'm seriously thinking about doing so, but I have no idea how or who I can or should send it to to do it or the cost exactly.

I'm mainly looking to build a beast strong enough for the purposes of heavy HD video editing more than anything, 1080p particularly smoothly with ease.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:41 PM

I want to, but too lazy. :laughing:

Game and vong should be able to help you out completely though. If I remember correctly Game builds his own...

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 11:55 PM

It's pretty easy to do. What's your budget?

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 12:08 AM

I've never done it, but from what I've heard, it's actually not that hard and should be MUCH cheaper than buying a powerful PC.
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Posted January 30, 2012 - 12:24 AM

I would never be capable of doing this I am not a tech person at all

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 12:36 AM

yea, done a couple, not as hard as it sounds...how much are you willing to spend? do you already have mouse/keyboard/monitor and all that other crap? i'm willing to bet youtube will have some tutorial that'll show you what to do...if you have any specific questions, i'm sure many on here can help

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 07:07 AM

I always build my own desktops since I was like 13. Its very easy just research parts based on budget and target performance


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Posted January 30, 2012 - 09:02 AM

I have a pdf about building your own PC, send me a pm with ur email and I can send it to you.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 09:37 AM

Dell is the closest I've been to bulding my pc.
I've changed ram and graphic cards but that's itl
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Posted January 30, 2012 - 09:43 AM

It's honestly not as hard as a lot of people think it is, best thing is to research your parts and jump into it. Experience trumps all in this case


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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:09 AM

I've done it before, you can save a ton of money and get exactly what you want. Again, not as hard as it may seem if you do some research.
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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Yea it takes experience. I have only done it once so far.

For first timers I would recommend a barebone kit. It would start you off with everything you need. Except an Operating System.

http://www.tigerdire...Parts-_-Spot 02

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:20 AM

I'd like to build a HTPC.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:23 AM

I'd like to build a HTPC.



Yea that's a future plan for me too


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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Yea it takes experience. I have only done it once so far.

For first timers I would recommend a barebone kit. It would start you off with everything you need. Except an Operating System.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=31&name=Barebone-Kits&cm_sp=Masthead-_-Computer%20Parts-_-Spot%2002

No don't listen to this. DO NOT BUY a barebone kit.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 11:38 AM

You can order the parts online from sites like (newegg, tigerdirect) and build the PC yourself for way cheaper than you could buy one. There are also tutorials on YouTube showing you how to build a computer. Here is a low price, high demand system...

BIOSTAR ATX AMD Motherboard - $60
Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 SDRAM (PC3 12800) - $47
XFX Radeon HD 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $110 (get two if you want, might not need)
AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz Six-Core Desktop Processor - $160
hec Zephyr 750W PSU (SLI/Crossfire Ready) - $70
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler - $35
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - $30
Samsung SpinPoint 1 TB hard drive - $85

~ $600 you can get the hardware needed for a pretty beast machine for intensive editing. You need to find a chassis of course. If you needed to cut price, you could probably cut back to a quad core and save ~$50, cut back to 500GB and save ~$30...

It's pretty self rewarding to do also.

Edited by RenegadeWade, January 30, 2012 - 11:41 AM.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 12:16 PM

For heavy HD editing you're going to want an i7 2600K.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 12:51 PM

It's simple. Just make sure you get the right processor and RAM for the right mobo. Just don't be afraid of the computer.
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Posted January 30, 2012 - 03:29 PM

I want to & need to know what are the things I need most for a desktop powerful enough to handle HD video playback AND editing smoothly with extremely little to no lag 1080p. Photo editing as well & what not, but mainly the HD video 1080p part cause I'm sure that's more demanding than photo editing obviously.

For heavy HD editing you're going to want an i7 2600K.

Yeah I figured, and have heard that.

It's pretty easy to do. What's your budget?

how much are you willing to spend?

Well I could go more than what I'm gonna' say, but preferably I'd like to spend no more than $1,000 or if necessary maybe just a little more than that, but less if possible as well.

do you already have mouse/keyboard/monitor and all that other crap?

Definitely. I have several of each. A 1080p 42' LCD as well as a 1080p 27' LCD, several keyboards & several mouses.

It's simple. Just make sure you get the right processor and RAM for the right mobo. Just don't be afraid of the computer.

I'm too afraid to make the kind of investment I'd make on all the parts to all of a sudden take the risk of getting in there and doing it myself and possibly [expletive]ing it up. Isn't it possible to just buy all the parts yourself, but send it to some place with people who know and they can put it all together for you? Surely, at a cost, but hopefully not TOO much.

Any suggestions on that?

Also, would any of you recommend this?

http://www.amazon.co...27966147&sr=8-1

& thank you for your post RenegadeWade. Very helpful as well to give me an idea.

AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz Six-Core Desktop Processor - $160

By the way though, isn't Intel supposedly generally known as better than AMD? Or is that somewhat exaggerated/false? If it's not, would Intel's core i7 do? or anything else you'd suggest?

Oh yes, also, I've heard that a 7200RPM would be much better suited than the standard 5400RPM for HD video editing? This true?

If so, what does the RPM have to do with? Is that part of the hard drive, or the ram? What exactly? What category does that go under?

XFX Radeon HD 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $110 (get two if you want, might not need)

Get two if I want? What do you mean? You mean I could actually fit two in there and it'd give me like double the power?

Edited by    , January 30, 2012 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 04:04 PM

Since you already have mouse+keyboard and monitor you should be able to build a pretty damn good rig for $1000.

Also, would any of you recommend this?

http://www.amazon.co...27966147&sr=8-1


Definitely don't recommend that

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