I want to build a tower to have a desktop again my cousin said he built his from scratch and I was going to ask for help but he moved away to school so I need help from someone who's ACTUALLY computer savvy or would be helpful
I have an old dell desktop monitor so thats out of the way. Pretty much the only reason I want a desktop again is so I can import footage from my camera and that takes a 9 pin input soooo....
What am I looking for? How much would this cost and would it take a lot of maintenance once it's built up?
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you can buy a cheap tower off CL with Windows Vista or XP for cheap as fuck if you just wanna do some editing, just make sure you have a good graphics card and a decent size hard drive, you can even get an external 1TB for $100.
you're talking about a serial port, all computers come with it BUT you can just hook a USB cable from your camera to the usb port in the tower OR just run an SD card reader to the USB port....no use in building a computer that will be pretty expensive and you won't use most of anything on it. Also, make sure to get a nice monitor, that's one thing you need especially when editing...i use a 32" main screen with a 22" when i move my computer from place to place.
if you want something decent you'll need at least $500, i built my desktop from scratch and spent only $500 but iv seen pre built desktops with the same specs as mine worth around $650-$750, mine does the job without lag or being slow but if you want to go overkill, you'll probably need around $2000+
i would suggest that you build a new desktop rather than upgrading an old one, as most the parts are out of date, eg if you want to update the processor to an i3-i7, you'll need a new motherboard as the sockets are different, older CPU's use LGA775 socket which include pentium 4's - Core 2 Quad etc, where as newer ones use LGA1155 sockets.In my opinion it would be easier to build a new desktop rather than surfing the net for parts that would be compatible etc.
It doesn't take a lot for it to be maintained, the only annoying thing is the inside will get really dusty.
Building it is easy, its a matter of plugging plugging cables.
Nah that's the thing I use video cameras not a standard camera that take video it has a 4 pin port and the out is 9 pin and SD cards don't even exsist to my camera and the vx also how much would a decent graphics card and hard drive cost?
it's always cheaper to build your own shit, you pay out the ass to have prebuilt computers...mine is custom built by a friend, it's actually pretty decent and at the time it was a $800 tower which would have been $1200+ if i bought it prebuilt.
Also, newegg.com will be your best friend when building a computer.
Damn this is all confusing to me so how about this
I buy a decent tower for now then buy a cheap as shit one to build up for fun, then do trev's actions by learning from trial and error and build one that I can be proud of for generations?
check out tigerdirect.com as well.
a hand built $500 desktop will be better than a prebuilt $500 desktop
You should have told me idiot. I was up in South Gate this weekend and could have easily let you borrow the 13" MBP that I no longer use.
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If you are getting a graphics card make sure your motherboard and power supply can take it or your pc will blow
If you are getting a whole new setup amd is better for video editing but intel is better for gaming ( proccessors) and Amds are cheaper.
If you plan on doing editing go for a nvidia card. The cuda cores are really beneficial for editing software. If you plan on doing a lot of rendering try the AMD pile driver 8 core CPU. If you won't need the extra cores I suggest an i5 3750k. Z77 or 990x motherboard depending on what CPU you pick. 16 gb of ram if you'll be using pretty intense programs. 8 if you're just doing editing here and there. I like fractal cases and corsairs r series. Seagate barracuda 1tb hard drives are also super cheap now like 60$ so I'd pick one of those up. Check out pcpartpicker.com and telsyndicate.
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