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Hey guys I'm about to attempt to build my first PC and I have no idea where to start. My understanding of how a computer works is very elementary, but since I was a kid I have always wanted to build one. My use for the computer will be for video editing and light to heavy 3d modeling. My price range is between 1000-2000, if anyone can point me in the right direction that would be helpful.

Thanks in advance.
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:welcome: Philthy36

Start by reading the tutorial provided courtesy of Troy and Artellos respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/

Where in the world are you so we can hopefully suggest a list of components and prices that are local to you.
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Im in california if that helps you guys at all. And thanks again I have posted on other forums and have not gotten any help. Im really excited to start building this!!!!
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Please list the software programs you will be using for your video editing and 3d modelling.
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I will be using -

Cinema 4d
Adobe After Effects
ZBrush
Adobe Premiere


Im really new to all this, so if you guys have any suggestions on which programs I should try out that would be great!
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A starter list for you to look over http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8TZm things to consider changing would be the CPU to Ivy Bridge/Hyper Threading and increasing the Ram to 16GB iammyky is wise in this particular area, same with the software suggestions.

I have not included a video card in your list of parts as again colleague iammyky has more knowledge on the best card for your needs, here is one that I considered adding http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20

Do you have any of the following that you will be using mouse, keyboard, screen or an operating system such as Windows 7 or a free Linux alternative.
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Hi.
at the below link you will find the system specs required for Adobe software you selected .
> http://www.adobe.com...tech-specs.html
You can download trail version, and buy later. If you or a family member are a student (you have to provide proof) There are substantiated savings. You can get just the elements you want or as part of a suite.
> http://www.adobe.com...production.html
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Sorry for the delay in getting back, busy with family, but will put together a build for you in the next couple of days.

Please answer the questions from Phillpower2

Edited by iammykyl, 28 May 2012 - 06:24 AM.

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I will be needing everything!!

I put this build together, what do you guys think? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/94WJ
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A starter list for you to look over http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8TZm things to consider changing would be the CPU to Ivy Bridge/Hyper Threading and increasing the Ram to 16GB iammyky is wise in this particular area, same with the software suggestions.

I have not included a video card in your list of parts as again colleague iammyky has more knowledge on the best card for your needs, here is one that I considered adding http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20

Do you have any of the following that you will be using mouse, keyboard, screen or an operating system such as Windows 7 or a free Linux alternative.



I will be needing everything!!

I put this build together, what do you guys think? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/94WJ

Did you read my post #6 or check the list that I put together for you!

The CPU you have selected is not HyperThreading which will restrict the 3D and video work you wish to do.
The Z68 platform MB you list has been superseded by the Z77 platform that I suggested.
Your proposed HDD is inferior to the one that I suggested (only 32mb of cache as opposed to 64mb) yet it is more expensive.
The case that you have chosen costs more than your selected CPU which is a massive no no.

Please do not see this as any form of criticism as none is intended but a comment or questions on the list/s that we put together for you would have been more appropriate than no acknowledgment to the replies of iammyky and myself <_<
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No feelings hurt, I have no idea what I am doing so all the criticism is needed. What direction should I go in for a video card?
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Like I said it was not criticism, it was a reminder that you asked for guidance which you did not acknowledge and then asked for opinions on a list that you put together yourself, which BTW was nothing like the sort of system you will need for your 3D and video work.

Our aim is to help you get the best possible build for your budget and that is why iammyky is better placed to advise you on the video card and software as he has an in depth knowledge on them and I do not, if you wanted a gaming rig it would be far easier, the type of card normally used for your requirements is a work station type such as http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20 they come a lot more expensive than this but these type of card are extremely powerful graphic wise.
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Perfect!! Yes the computers main use will be 3d and video editing. But I would still like to play some games on it. Again thank you guys, the reason for me showing you my build was to learn why I shouldn't go that direction which you clearly did thanks.

Again I still am barely understanding the reason why im going this direction for the build. Is there anymore info you can provide me why this is the best build for what I need.
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Your intended use is very demanding on system memory + it also demands dedicated graphics power, 16GB of Ram and a work station type video card will allow you to have multiple applications open across 2-3 screens whenever you want, it will also allow you to do the same with your gaming.

I will provide you with an updated list shortly, if you do not intend making a business out of your 3D and video work then a high end video card such as a GeForce GTX 670 will do you.

Here you go http://pcpartpicker.com/p/96Ra
The CPU is more expensive @ Newegg but there is combo deal on at the moment $299.99 for the CPU and a BR burner.

Edited by phillpower2, 29 May 2012 - 03:42 PM.
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Thank you sir, I do plan on making a business out of this, but not on this build. This is basically my learning PC. I cant wait for the list you have more me. I feel bad not paying you for all this info.
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