I will be using it for: Photoshop, 3d rendering, animation, Guild Wars 2, maybe Wildstar (I'm not a big gamer really), watching movies, browsing.
Why am I buying a new computer? When I do a painting in photoshop as large as 2000 x 1960 at 150 pixels per inch with 2 of the same image open at once - my computer slows down and the program will shut down. Print quality image is 300dpi minimum. Most of everything I do on my current machine eventually slows down and causes a crash. (oh yeah average fps on medium settings in gw2 is 15fps in full screen. 20fps on windowed with the same settings. There is a 50% chance of client crashing when I WP, or use a gate or tab out and that is even with nothing running in the background) I am 100% sick of this. I want my next computer to be upgradeable, I want it to last and I want it to work...and i want it to work with my music running in the background and/or with Skype open.
Sorry. My computer makes me mad.
I am in Canada so will be purchasing from Newegg.ca (all in one place = better for shipping costs)
My brother and his friend put this together for me - I am submitting it to you guys for opinions before I commit to buy.
Rosewill Challenger case ($54.99)
Asus 24X Dvd burner ($19.99)
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 ($71.49)
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($59.99)
CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 ($114.99)
ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($104.99)
AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor ($129.99)
SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive ($169.99)
XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($239.99)
Windows 7 Home Premium ($99.99)
Little BirdMember Since 01 Jul 2011
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