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Building a PC for under 2000


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I am looking at some prebuilt rigs for under 2000 I have found a few configs I like. I am building this for gaming and video editiing.

 

http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1G7WAQ

 

http://www.cyberpowe...om/saved/1G7NWC

 

Games I am looking to play include MechWarrior Online, Rome II: Total War, SHogun II: Total War, Age of Empires II HD, Wargame Red Dragon and a few others.  Which of these is the better deal? I am not interested in building my own rig but a local shop can assimble some things off part picker for 100 bucks if I provide the parts.


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Welcome back RebelGamer137.

Will your video editing be casual, uploading to YouTube? or more Pro?   What camera are you using?  What software, Sony Vegas, Power Director, Adobe?


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Welcome back RebelGamer137.

Will your video editing be casual, uploading to YouTube? or more Pro?   What camera are you using?  What software, Sony Vegas, Power Director, Adobe?

 

YouTube, making gaming videos. So I will also need to be able to run FRAPs. As for software, whichever I can get a good deal on.


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Thanks for the infor.

I would not go for a X79 build,the 2011 socket is a dead end, although the i7 4820K has a larger L3 cache than the i7 4790K it's base speed is a lot slower and for the level of editing you  plan, tthe higher speed will serve you better.

 

I will configure the build on CPP to get best prices for parts.

Do you happen to be within a reasonable distance from a Micro Centre for Pick up parts. > http://www.microcent...es/default.aspx

 

Edit to add content. 

 

The Cyberpower pc looks pretty good at ;first glance,but I think overpriced as some parts are pretty basic and cheap, Azzi keyboard/mouse, headsets, case, some parts not required, water cooler, internal Hub,, flash stick.    Read the reviews on Newegg. > http://www.newegg.ca...CED&Pagesize=20

Your intention to have a local shop build it for you is a good idea as you can get better parts/performance for the money.  

The MB is the base Asus, > $120 > http://www.newegg.co...Item=13-132-229

The GPU is weak for a high end gamer.

The HDDs are too big, use three 1TB drives, especially for using FRAPS.

 

Consider this build, and we can tweak as the case might not be to your liking.  Click on the estimated wattage, towards top right.

 

> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yGxNxr


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This is the offer from a local computer shop. I also do not want Windows 8.


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It will work, but hard to comment on the build/price as not enough details for the parts. e.g. 1000w PSU, is it Lepa or Corsair, and a total waste of money as you don't need that wattage.

The 8 core black edition, is it a  FX 9370, better performance from cheaper i7s,  or FX 8350?   

HDD, best practice is 2, one for the OS/programs, one for storage. 


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It will work, but hard to comment on the build/price as not enough details for the parts. e.g. 1000w PSU, is it Lepa or Corsair, and a total waste of money as you don't need that wattage.

The 8 core black edition, is it a  FX 9370, better performance from cheaper i7s,  or FX 8350?   

HDD, best practice is 2, one for the OS/programs, one for storage. 

 

I got this exchanging emails with a local computer shop owner.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CxMxRB

 

Another potential rig


Edited by RebelGamer137, 23 July 2014 - 08:47 AM.

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I got this exchanging emails with a local computer shop owner.

Are you referring to your reply #5? or have some additional details on the parts list failed to upload?


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I got this exchanging emails with a local computer shop owner.

Are you referring to your reply #5? or have some additional details on the parts list failed to upload?

 

The screen cap is from the shop owner, he sent me a PDF. The part picker list is my own findings.


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Thanks.

AS stated, I can't tell if the build from the local pc shop is good or not, without having more details, i.e. what brand and models of the parts?

 

This build you posted (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CxMxRBis good and will work.   I still think you would be better served with a Z97 platform and 2 hard drives, ultimately the choice is yours. 


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Thanks.

AS stated, I can't tell if the build from the local pc shop is good or not, without having more details, i.e. what brand and models of the parts?

 

This build you posted (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CxMxRBis good and will work.   I still think you would be better served with a Z97 platform and 2 hard drives, ultimately the choice is yours. 

 

I might just upgrade later.


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OK, good luck :rockon:


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The main thing, I am just nervious about spending that much money on one thing. Any advice for handling this?


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Sorry, which one thing are you referring to?


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Sorry, which one thing are you referring to?

 

Just nervious about spending that much money at one time. That is all.


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