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frostcat

The Time is Almost at Hand

Due to some derpish-smart planning, I'm prepping up for the upcoming return within February.  There are a couple of things that still wavering as far as what I'm planning on getting.  Granted one of them is of course a computer to call my own.  As discussed and agreed upon, I've chosen the desktop route due to proper upgrading to chips, hard drives and what not.  Now my question to that is "What type?" High-end or Gaming?

When I say "high-end" I'm looking for the good and okay computers.  I have seen some duo-core processors with a nice TB hard drive and 4-6 GB of RAM.  Sounds pretty good and for a nice range from five to seven hundred.  Then there's the gaming computers.  Obviously enough it does heavily focus on PC games.  But I'm all about creation and 3D is one of them I would like to explore too.  Not to mention the mash-ups and video recording and editing of future conventions and random events.  With the awesome quad-core processors, hard drives, and video cards, this seems to be the correct way to go.

But I have a odd hunch that something might be at fault with those.  First off, they're pre-made.  Naturally you don't have the most epic of computers unless you build one yourself.  In this case however, I'm afraid they might run well on games only and not normal/editing programs.  What do you guys think I should honestly get between the two types?

- Frostcat
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Tweaker
5 years, 9 months ago
The fun thing about building your own PC is that you can get the parts that will specifically suit your needs. If what you're doing requires a good graphics card but not a lot of processing, do that; if you need a lot of power but don't plan on playing too many games, account for that. Account for what you want to do an actively plan on focusing on.

You'll probably do fine with around 4GB of RAM or so but if you ever need more, you can just get more. Dual-core is fine but the extra processing power of extra cores can help with multitasking, streaming, rendering, et al. Figure out exactly--not just vaguely--what you want to be able to do and make a decision from there. That's the best way to do it.

Remember you can always upgrade again later; just make sure you have a motherboard that is relatively equipped to handle newer components and you'll be fine.
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