Custom build a PC

  noel_courtney 03:17 01 Apr 09
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Hi,

I would like to custom build a PC online but dont know what to look for. We use our PC for video and digital photography editing. Sometimes we could have about about 50 large photos opend at once. I,d like to build acomputer thats above what I need but not ridiculous so. Sugestions would be gretaly appreciated on what to look for.
Thx

  VOT Productions 20:09 01 Apr 09

Recommended for you

Intel i7 965 Core,CPU
Radeon HD 4600 (higher available but money-saving)GPU
1TB or 500 GB HDD
MSI X58 Platinum Motherboard
Minimum 4GB of Qualify RAM
x16 DVD-RW double-layer
650W Antec Signature PSU
Antec Sonata (SONATA III) ATX Mini-Tower Case
24in Display
Any Soundcard and 2.1 speakers

  csqwared 20:18 01 Apr 09

You'll probably get lots of responses regarding specific items. I would suggest you do a bit of research of your own and in the end it's down to cost versus specification. You say you are mainly interested in video and digital photography. That being the case you need to look for a motherboard that will support the fastest affordable CPU (core2quad or core2duo) coupled with the largest hard drive (SATA) and the maximum amount of (dual channel)memory . Be careful here, if you are using XP some motherboards have limits on the amount of memory you can install. I would also consider a largish PSU, at least 500W. You will also need to consider the type of graphics card you install as the motherboard onboard graphics simply wont suffice.
A couple of good places to start your research:- click here
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If this is your first self build it does a tad daunting but it is fun and you have always got the folk here to pester should you get stuck.

Have fun!!

cc

  Strawballs 22:36 01 Apr 09

Unless you are going for a 64bit OS then any more than 3gig ram (XP or Vista) would be a waste as 32bit OS's will only use 3.2gig of ram

  citadel 21:44 02 Apr 09

a bigger case would be better if you have room for it. vista 64bit works no problems.

  noel_courtney 00:58 03 Apr 09

Citadel,

What do you mean a bigger case would be better??

  VOT Productions 18:17 07 Apr 09

I spotted a mistake

Recommended for you

Intel i7 965 Core,CPU
Radeon HD 4600 (higher available but money-saving)GPU
1TB or 500 GB HDD
MSI X58 Platinum Motherboard
Minimum 4GB of Qualify (DDR3)RAM
x16 DVD-RW double-layer
650W Antec Signature PSU
Antec Sonata (SONATA III) ATX Mini-Tower Case
24in Display
Any Soundcard and 2.1 speakers

  VOT Productions 18:18 07 Apr 09

I spotted a mistake again

Recommended for you

Intel i7 965 Core,CPU
Radeon HD 4600 (higher available but money-saving)GPU
1TB or 500 GB HDD
MSI X58 Platinum Motherboard
Minimum 5GB of Qualify (DDR3)RAM
x16 DVD-RW double-layer
650W Antec Signature PSU
Antec Sonata (SONATA III) ATX Mini-Tower Case
24in Display
Any Soundcard and 2.1 speakers
Windows Vista Premium 64-bit

  I am Spartacus 11:39 09 Apr 09

What's your budget? The i7 965 mentioned above is around £800 alone!!

  noel_courtney 11:55 09 Apr 09

Thanks,

I going for the i7 920 as I can get it on special for about $210 Aussie

  emily3543 12:17 10 Apr 09

i recommended to you this configuration


Intel i7 965 Core2 due,CPU
Radon HD 4600 (higher available but money-saving)GPU
1TB or 500 GB HDD
intel Platinum Motherboard
Minimum 5GB of Qualify (DDR3)RAM
x16 DVD-RW double-layer
650W Antec Signature PSU
Antec Sonata (SONATA III) ATX Mini-Tower Case
24in Display
Any Soundcard and 2.1 speakers
Windows Vista Premium 64-bit

It will be your best pc

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