Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Ginta

New PC build. I have no experience so i need some help !

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Hello Hello,

 

So i play a lot of games and i've been using an Alienware m18x laptop. Which has served me well, but its nearly 4(3?) years old, so shes showing her age. Some high end games for example Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, i can just play on medium settings all round and it still has some problems. I mostly play CS:GO which doesn't particuarly need a high end pc, but id like the option to play other games with ease.

I also do a lot of music producing, and id like it to be able to export and import stuff quickly. Especially when i have sound going in and effects going on and all that shit. My alienware cant really handle it.

I'm open to any builds, wether it be AMD or intel ect. I dont have any experience in the matter but my alienware has amd insides and its never failed me. (other than the motherboard dying twice, buts thats a dell thing ay)

Budget - $2500AUD, i might go up, but i wont go past $3000AUD
Peripherals - I dont currently have a monitor and im looking into some BenQ monitors 144hz around 21inches. I would like for it to be able to run 2 monitors, but i wont get the second till later.

Also id probably need at least a 2 terabyte hard drive

Any help would be greatly appreciated !!

THANK YOU :)

I ALSO DIDNT ADD - i am located Australia - brisbane

Link to post
Share on other sites

Im not the best pc guy etc but if u plan to build it for producing mainly dont cheap out on the cpu and get an ssd there are high end cpus on both sides Amd/Nvidia so its pretty much opinion just watch a few of build videos on the channel (LTT) theres tons of build guides both for production rigs and gaming rigs just pick what ever components from each vid thats how I built mine mainly around gaming good luck sorry I couldnt help more

Link to post
Share on other sites

Give me a few mins


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

 


CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($189.00 @ CPL Online) 

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($239.00 @ CPL Online) 




Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($1099.00 @ CPL Online) 

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($109.00 @ CPL Online) 


Total: $2558.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 22:50 AEST+1000

 

Spend that remaining 500 on peripherals.


- CPU: Intel i7 3770 - GPU: MSI R9 390 - RAM: 16GB of DDR3 - SSD: Crucial BX100 - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB -

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($505.00 @ Umart) 

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($189.00 @ CPL Online) 

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($239.00 @ CPL Online) 

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($148.00 @ IJK) 

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($1099.00 @ CPL Online) 

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($109.00 @ CPL Online) 

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($269.00 @ CPL Online) 

Total: $2558.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 22:50 AEST+1000

 

Spend that remaining 500 on peripherals.

HDD/SSD prices are missing. :/

 

 

i7-6700k  Cooling: Deepcool Captain 240EX White GPU: GTX 1080Ti EVGA FTW3 Mobo: AsRock Z170 Extreme4 Case: Phanteks P400s TG Special Black/White PSU: EVGA 850w GQ Ram: 64GB (3200Mhz 16x4 Corsair Vengeance RGB) Storage 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 240GBSandisk SSDPlus, 480GB OCZ Trion 150, 1TB Crucial NVMe
(Rest of Specs on Profile)

Link to post
Share on other sites

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($370.00 @ Centre Com)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler  ($50.00 @ IJK)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($135.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($145.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($495.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($145.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($169.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411T 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($379.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $2496.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 22:53 AEST+1000


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

HDD/SSD prices are missing. :/

Whoops, missed that.


- CPU: Intel i7 3770 - GPU: MSI R9 390 - RAM: 16GB of DDR3 - SSD: Crucial BX100 - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB -

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

1.250 GB of pure 850 EVO - hell yeah!


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoops, missed that.

120 Hz monitor too :D


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

120 Hz monitor too :D

He said he could maybe get another 500 on his budget, so I went all out on the rig, but your build is probably more suited for what he wants.


- CPU: Intel i7 3770 - GPU: MSI R9 390 - RAM: 16GB of DDR3 - SSD: Crucial BX100 - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB -

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

He said he could maybe get another 500 on his budget, so I went all out on the rig, but your build is probably more suited for what he wants.

980 Ti is veeeery overpriced in Aus :D


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

980 Ti is veeeery overpriced in Aus :D

Yeah, struggles of living here.


- CPU: Intel i7 3770 - GPU: MSI R9 390 - RAM: 16GB of DDR3 - SSD: Crucial BX100 - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB -

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, struggles of living here.

What are the prices of the Fury X in Aus btw?


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

What are the prices of the Fury X in Aus btw?

Around 1000-1100 AUD.


- CPU: Intel i7 3770 - GPU: MSI R9 390 - RAM: 16GB of DDR3 - SSD: Crucial BX100 - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB -

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

980 Ti is veeeery overpriced in Aus :D

Everything is overpriced in AUS. The AUD struggle.  


Corsair Air 540 - ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Z170 - Corsair HX850i - Intel i7 6700K - Corsair H100i Pro - Gigabyte RX 5700 XT 8GB - 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 - Samsung 850 500GB - Corsair Neutron XT 240GB - WD Black 4TB

Link to post
Share on other sites

Around 1000-1100 AUD.

Well - at least it's 100 cheaper

Everything is overpriced in AUS. The AUD struggle.  

I feel ya - Fury X is 900$ and 980 Ti is 1000$ here as well. Titan X is 1500-1600$ for us


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything is overpriced in AUS. The AUD struggle.  

Dark Souls \(^o^)/ (just noticed)


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Hello Hello,

 

So i play a lot of games and i've been using an Alienware m18x laptop. Which has served me well, but its nearly 4(3?) years old, so shes showing her age. Some high end games for example Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, i can just play on medium settings all round and it still has some problems. I mostly play CS:GO which doesn't particuarly need a high end pc, but id like the option to play other games with ease.

I also do a lot of music producing, and id like it to be able to export and import stuff quickly. Especially when i have sound going in and effects going on and all that shit. My alienware cant really handle it.

I'm open to any builds, wether it be AMD or intel ect. I dont have any experience in the matter but my alienware has amd insides and its never failed me. (other than the motherboard dying twice, buts thats a dell thing ay)

Budget - $2500AUD, i might go up, but i wont go past $3000AUD

Peripherals - I dont currently have a monitor and im looking into some BenQ monitors 144hz around 21inches. I would like for it to be able to run 2 monitors, but i wont get the second till later.

Also id probably need at least a 2 terabyte hard drive

Any help would be greatly appreciated !!

THANK YOU :)

I ALSO DIDNT ADD - i am located Australia - brisbane

So I have put together this for you (fit a dual R9 390 into there as someone mentioned that the 980Tis are overpriced in AU, + the two R9 390s are more powerful anyway):

I've also kept it all in a nice black/red colour scheme ^^

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($370.00 @ Centre Com)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler  ($33.00 @ Umart)

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.00 @ CPL Online)

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($144.00 @ IJK)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($261.00 @ Centre Com)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($169.00 @ Centre Com)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($518.00 @ PLE Computers)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($518.00 @ PLE Computers)

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($169.00 @ CPL Online)

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 900W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($175.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($449.00 @ CPL Online)

Total: $2945.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 23:18 AEST+1000


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO 11GB GDDR5X Motherboard: ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro RGB RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic PSU: Corsair RM850x White
Displays: AORUS AD27QD, DELL UltraSharp U2711 Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB, 850EVO 120GB, SP550 240GB, UV400 240GB, WD Red 2TB & 1TB
Laptop: Acer Nitro 5 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560X 4GB RAM: 16GB Storage: 240GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD Display: 15.6" IPS

Link to post
Share on other sites

So I have put together this for you (fit a dual R9 390 into there as someone mentioned that the 980Tis are overpriced in AU, + the two R9 390s are more powerful anyway):

I've also kept it all in a nice black/red colour scheme ^^

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($370.00 @ Centre Com)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler  ($33.00 @ Umart)

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.00 @ CPL Online)

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($144.00 @ IJK)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($261.00 @ Centre Com)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($169.00 @ Centre Com)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($518.00 @ PLE Computers)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($518.00 @ PLE Computers)

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($169.00 @ CPL Online)

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 900W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($175.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($449.00 @ CPL Online)

Total: $2945.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 23:18 AEST+1000

Very neat build - so he has options - all SSD storage or GPU horses ^_^


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very neat build - so he has options - all SSD storage or GPU horses ^_^

It all depends on the needs and his preference, the more options he's got, the better ^^


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO 11GB GDDR5X Motherboard: ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VI EXTREME
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro RGB RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic PSU: Corsair RM850x White
Displays: AORUS AD27QD, DELL UltraSharp U2711 Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB, 850EVO 120GB, SP550 240GB, UV400 240GB, WD Red 2TB & 1TB
Laptop: Acer Nitro 5 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560X 4GB RAM: 16GB Storage: 240GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD Display: 15.6" IPS

Link to post
Share on other sites

It all depends on the needs and his preference, the more options he's got, the better ^^

I wish I had options when I got mine :D - Seriously - prices here are so high I can probably touch the moon if I climb them


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×