I think I'm going to purchase a ModMic along with one of RazerZ's suggestions above. Either that or one of the Sennheiser headsets will do fine. These look pretty good for the $ - https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB
Couple that with a ModMic/Blue Yeti and I think I will be good to go. Thanks for the suggestions.
Thanks for the recommendations. I will definitely look into purchasing one of those headsets once I get the money.
This is a cheap build that I am putting together for my parents. Their current laptop is very old, and I want to do something nice for them. They will be using the PC for casual stuff, like browsing the internet, watching HD Youtube videos, listening to MP3s and creating Word Documents.
Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have any knowledge about how effective the integrated graphics will be for watching HD Youtube videos? I wouldn't imagine it'd struggle, and I'm liking this setup so far. Also, does the memory need to be OC'd for it to work correctly? I checked the memory slot's frequency type for the MOBO and all it said was 2133.
I hate this Monday, that's for sure. I woke up yesterday at 8:00 in the morning, hoping to help me be prepared to sleep earlier last night. I ended up staying up all night due to me being unable to sleep for some reason. Now here I am. It's 6:07 in the morning, 22 hours after my first wake up, and I for some reason feel wide awake. Weird. But hey, I'm not complaining, that just makes the school day easier I guess.
Now that's pretty interesting. I will make sure to check out that phone. Seems like a really good deal.
Don't really have one currently. I'm just as equally interested in the services cost-wise as the phone.
I'm open to any and all suggestions, so no, it doesn't really. Although I'd prefer one over the other, I still remain open minded.
Nope. I believe what I meant to say is 16GB of storage and 12GB for the data plan.
I can say with 100% certainty that yes, the ports are forwarded correctly. This issue just recently started happening when my router got reset. Here is an example that I didn't provide in the description above; The ports for Left 4 Dead 2 are 4380, and 27000-27050 (both TCP and UDP) When I host a local game, my friend gets a connection error that goes something along the lines of "connection failed after x retries". I also got the same error on a different game.
Thanks so much for your help. I found a Sony Vegas Pro 13 licence for $329. I might just save up the money and get that instead, as it IS the complete package. I just have a few more questions:
How hard is the learning curve for Sony Vegas Pro? This is coming from someone who pretty much mastered the arts of Windows Movie Maker.
This is kind of related to question #1: How long would it take for me to get used to the software?
Is there any important information I should know before buying this software? Do I need any external plugins to get the full experience, or could I just jump right in and get started?
Hmm, this is a very intriguing response. So this software has a one-time licence and I can use it to make intros?
I do have one question though: what exactly is the difference between Studio and Pro? Because I'm really curious as to why I should spend nearly $500 more for the pro version. At least what would be one of the MAJOR differences?
None.' Get Vegas Pro
Based on the provided information above, which of the 2 would suit me the most?
None.' Get Vegas Pro
Based on the provided information above, which of the 2 would suit me the most?
The least you could do is suggest one over the other, rather than just state something completely unrelated to the question presented.
Yeah, because I totally have $600 to spend on editing software that I'm only going to use occasionally.
this is also good, although I don't personally think Skylake is worth the extra $, but that's just me. and that RAM speed is wayyyyy overkill. sure, it's only like a $10 price gain, but still, it's all for show.
+1. excellent suggestion.
ok thanks sir.
now this is cool! are you sure a single 980 ti would wield better performance than two 970s?
not overclocking and there's no speed difference in the RAM, but if it's cheaper then yeah. thanks for the suggestion.
alright, I have one more question. (subjective) Which do you prefer: Dxtory or Fraps?
Thanks. The only thing that still bugs me a little bit about this build is that it feels a little too "gamey". While that's not necessarily a bad thing, the reason I say that is because I see builds on this website for $500 dollars that are budget gaming builds and this build is only going to be used for such basic tasks. I guess the only other way to go is to buy a pre-built, which in reality isn't that bad of an idea. Especially considering that the consensus around the internet is that buying a pre-built for non-gaming usage is not a bad choice.
Still, I will do my best to make this build work. Considering everything you get out of it, it's not that bad in terms of performance for price ratio. Might be a better setup with quad core APU, but then I'd be making this thing even more video-game related.
My current standards: AMD for general computing builds. Intel for gaming builds.
These peeps think differently - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2781293/2x4gb-1600-ram-1x4gb-1866-build.html <--- a thread I made awhile ago.
People are pretty much advocating me to buy 8GBs of RAM. The only price difference between my old decision is about $15, so I think the 8GB might be worth it. Also, I wonder if I bundled it with this card and did Dual Graphics how much performance I'd get out of it - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-hd657xzdf2 Of course, this isn't a gaming build so that's just an afterthought.
I just found out that your MOBO doesn't have SLI support. Can't really give any recommendations, but I'd try to find a new one. Check http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/6-motherboards/ and ask for a nice Micro ATX Board with SLI capabilities using the second option I gave you. One more thing: Make sure your case will fit 2 Gigabyte 970s. You could probably just ask that question here - http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/11-cases/ and get a quick response. I highly recommend you do what I just said if you plan on taking option 2, if not, option 1 will still suffice.
1: This build isn't for me. There's no need for headphones considering they're not interested in them.
2: The people I'm building it for are using it as a workstation and as a machine for doing light tasks, such as downloading music and watching youtube videos. Also for Word documents. Possible light image editing as well.
3: Who told you I own headphones? lol
I'm not the biggest techie around here, heck, I'm still in the process of finishing my first PC build (had a faulty MOBO). But let me give you some tips from someone who went through the whole build process. First, avoid 1866Mhz RAM. I have this MOBO for my build - https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xgaming5 and even though it says it supports 1866 RAM, the manual states it only uses 1333 and 1600. So that was a waste of money, and now I have to find a way to sell them. Also it just so happens that we have the same type of RAM set. The difference between 1600 and 1866, you'd never know the difference. Google it if you don't believe me. And no, it doesn't really matter what brand of RAM you get. As long as it's from a trusted company you should be good. These include: Crucial, Corsair, G.Skill and much more which I can't think of off the top of my head. 8GB is nice for budget users, but there might be some reasons as to why you need 16GB.
As for everything else, maybe look for a 600W PSU. It's not that necessary, but you're always better off with more power. If you want to future proof, get a 850W and SLI that same GPU when it drops in price and overclock them both + your CPU. Also I'd go with this GPU over the one you have selected - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn970wf3oc4gd (only difference is the cooling/look + much cheaper.)
600W PSU (non future proofed) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m
850W PSU (just incase you change your mind) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20850v1
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if you have any questions regarding PC parts, just send me a message or reply to one of my posts
Style isn't really what I'm going for. Performance is just as important, although I am aiming more towards a mostly white setup. Going to also spray paint the OP drive white to fit in with the case.
I think what I have selected is good: Red White and Black setup.
Don't really see the point in buying a 980. The performance difference between these cards is marginal and one is almost $200 dollars more.
What can I say? It's the best KB+M bundle I could find... Besides, you're never too old to have swag! (sorry about that, if you have a chaper/better bundle, then feel free to suggest it!)
Trying to keep it under $500. It's ok if I go a little over though.
Do you think an 850W would be fine? Maybe this perhaps - https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr
Not really. I mean, they seem nice and all, it's just I don't really understand too much about them. From what I hear, they are actually made for hosting servers, not for general gaming/tasks. But they can be used for gaming and whatnot; I'd just prefer to get something I know is going to work for my needs rather something I have absolutely no knowledge about.
To be honest, I'm still having trouble deciding between the i5 and i7. They are very similar, only difference being that one is better at running certain programs/software. I think in the end, I'll go with the i7 ONLY because of future proofing considering that someday games might be able to take advantage of its benefits.
I'll still be waiting to see if someone on here can give me a justifiable reason to get the i5 over the i7, so until then my sights are on the i7.
Also, if you know of any benchmarks/charts comparing the i5-4690k to the i7-4970k, then I would be glad to see them.
Not really, although I do admit I am more familiar with Nvidia cards than AMD, I don't prefer one over the other.
So far people seem to leaning towards the i5, but there is still sometime left before I make my decision (about till aug 3rd). I mostly edit in Movie Maker, although I might get Vegas in the future when I get a job. As for the whole R9 390 deal, I am going to have to stick with the GTX 970 until I learn more about the 390.
I would like to take your suggestions but I've already purchased the liquid cooler and I'd rather have a 120+Hz monitor over 60. I'm going to give this thread a little more time before I make my final decision anyways. Also the only video editing that I do is mostly in Movie Maker, as I am not spending 200+ dollars for something I only do on occasion. Maybe someday though.
Do you think 1000W is overkill? I've had people suggest me a 750W for the build above (mentioning my reasons above too). I just don't want to get something that is too excessive for my intentions.
Would you possibly know how loud the Nepton is compared to the Thermalright? Or just how loud the nepton is when stressed? (like during gaming/stress testing)
My bad, I wasn't paying attention to the fact that my OS is going to be installed on my SSD. I just hope that having uncompressed video footage recorded to an HDD that is being occupied by games/storage files won't impact my performance with Fraps/Dxtory.
I guess I will take the water cooling route considering the fact that I'm going to OC my CPU. It seems like it will really help keep the temps down.
You have to consider that I want a dedicated HDD/SSD/SSHD for recorded Fraps footage, preferably an HDD or SSHD. Also I'm not too sure about water cooling, as I only know how to install CPU heatsinks (based on my research), but I can research it. Also can you explain to me why you downgraded the RAM? Thanks for the part suggestions anyway.
Edit: By "Recorded Fraps footage" I don't mean saving the files on the drive, I have an external one for that. I just mean as a place to store a file or two that just got done recording. Once I render it I put it in another drive.
Nope, all internal. I'm using the 2TB for gameplay recordings, 1TB for games/storage, and the SSD for OS/programs.
I can overclock the GPU without any hassle. I've never OCd a CPU before, but I intend to do it with this build. Might need to google some safety tips, but I know the basics.
I also plan on doing SLI for future proof. As of now, I'll only be gaming in 1080p 144Hz. Some say that GPU is overkill for 1080p. However, I plan on going 4K in the next couple of years and doing SLI so my build will be more capable of handling it.
Yea, I was planning on doing SLI in the future. Thanks for the recommendations.
Gaming and possible video making.