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 Post subject: Brand new to computer building - Looking for some guidance
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:46 am 
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Hi everybody,

So I'm brand new to this forum and to this website, and am looking for some help.
From the time that I was able to buy my own computer (about 5 years ago) I've been a Mac user, and its about time I turn to PC.
My desktop is getting quite old and it's about time that I start looking for a new one.
I've heard bits and pieces about building my own computer from friends, but have no idea where to start.

So first off, what exactly should I do to start this process? I figured I should have some things in mind...
My budget is pretty flexible, but ideally, I'd like it to be somewhere within the $800 to $1,200 range.
I'm fresh out of college with a Graphic Design degree, but also a bit of a gamer.
I don't need to run anything on the best possible graphics, I'd just like a setup where I won't have to worry about my graphics card being outdated for a good chunk of time.

Anyways, anything you guys can tell me will really help me out.

Thanks!


edit: I've been doing some looking, and playing around with pcpartpicker. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1osEG
Some feedback on this would be great!


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new to computer building - Looking for some guidan
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:43 am 
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This setup looks good. Though usually when we ask for the tower.

However as a graphics designer, you should reconsider the monitor as it's a TN panel. These will throw your colors off if you look at it wrong. eIPS panels have gotten cheaper (some down to the same price range), so look around for one of those.


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