I'm planning on building a PC primarily for gaming, recording, etc. and I just needed some opinions, advice, and thoughts on the parts list. Like if it is a good build or not. Thank you :)
I redid several components to ones that are better or better value (all except the CPU cooler, 1 HDD, and operating system) but the main change was swapping the lower-end i5 to an FX-8320 with an accompanying motherboard. That plus other many changes saved so much money that I was able to include a second hard drive and upgrade the GPU to an R9 270 while ending just $5 over the original budget.
If you're doing screen capture you'll definitely want to be recording to a second HDD instead of doing everything off of your OS drive. That together with the FX-8320 will also help speed up editing (keep your software on one drive, put your raw video, renders, and exports on the second one).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thank you for your input, though I did have a question. What's the difference between this processor and the i5 processor? LIke, with performance and such
Keep the i5. Newer socket, better upgrade path, lower power consumption, better single-core performance, etc,
No technical issues seen in the original parts list.
That's good to know. Anything else I should know?
You left out the operating system. He has one in the list he posted. Also a CPU cooler, which isn't really necessary on a locked CPU but I guess he's going for lower noise.
So the list that I posted the link to is ok? No one is really saying if it's a good build or not, haha
So is this a good build or....? No one is really saying if it is or not, haha