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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:19 pm 
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Newbie here looking to do first time desktop build. I've watched plenty of video's on the build process, looks pretty simple and straight forward so I don't foresee any issues there. What I'm having issues with is picking the components, specifically the CPU and MOBO. I'm totally confused with the number of options there is and don't know how to pick a CPU which it's my understanding is the place I need to start. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Following is what the computer will be used for in order of importance.

Photo editing
Home/Office
Gaming
Web browsing

It will need to have WiFi since I'm unable to run an Ethernet cable to it and the budget will be between $800-$1000 USD.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:34 pm 
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most all your tasks listed are pretty general and pretty much any build will suit those needs. However, how intense are the games you intend to play?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:45 am 
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what kind of display is this going hook up to? 1080p? 1440? 4k?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:13 pm 
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1080p and as for games don't really have anything specific in mind right now probably mostly on Steam to start with.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:02 pm 
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PCI-E is the current standard for video cards. If going with intense gaming and want good graphics, a card with at least 1 GB of fast memory and core is recommended. Best would be one with its own exhaust port, so as to dump waste heat out of the case.
I am running a GTX480 on my F@H rig. Has performed great for more than a year, with about 15 hours daily use.

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