Zarxrax wrote:It's pretty easy to build a PC, I built my first one when I was in high school and my only prior experience inside my PC was doing a ram upgrade. It's pretty straightforward. These days, I bet you can even find instructional videos on <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73475">boochsack</a> or something.
You get what you pay for though. Looks like you are trying to build a PC for a little over a hundred bucks O.o
You mentioned orange box, and I doubt that system will handle Team Fortress 2 very well.
And the thing about upgrading... it's not all that ideal really. For instance, every year or two it seems like that come out with CPUs that need a completely different motherboard. Or they come out with better ram or something. In my opinion, its best to wait and build a really good system, than to just get something crappy hoping you can upgrade later.
Kariudo wrote:the Radeon 3100 is another integrated graphics chip.
You generally want to avoid integrated graphics if you want to do gaming
ATI and Nvidia trade blows as far as graphics performance goes, either would be fine.
Other than that the barebones kit there is alright, but it's missing a psu...if you got the Corsair psu that would put you over the total from the rig I suggested previously.
As far as encoding times go...all things equal besides the make and series of the cpu
from lowest to highest:
Intel Core i7, AMD Phenom II, Intel Core 2, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon64, Intel Pentium 4
Phenom and Phenom II are only tri and quad core processors, which is more than you will (regularly) use and seems to be a bit out of your budget (the cpu itself would run about $180 or more)
core i7 is quad core and would be more than you want to spend
core2 or Athlon64 would be up your alley
if you want a core 2 duo cpu, expect to spend around $500 on the entire rig (as opposed to the $350 for the Athlon64 X2 one I suggested)
All in all, $350 is getting close to the lowest you'll be able to spend to get a decent mid-level editing and gaming rig
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