My First Ever PC Gaming/Work/School Custom Rig...Need Advice

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#1 Edited by viking805fan (592 posts) -

Hi Guys, I'm trying to get into the whole PC gaming scene (I currently have a PS3, PS4 and Wii U) and would also like a really fast computer for video rendering and use of Adobe CS6 programs. My goal is to have a top notch PC build that probably wouldn't require any type of upgrades for at least 5 years. Any help with this build would be great the price range should just be for the tower, internals and OS.

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#2 Posted by Old_Gooseberry (3957 posts) -

If your gonna do video compression i'd get 16 gbs of ram. I do a lot of compression and within seconds my 16 gigs are nearly filled up when doing h264 compression in virtualdub.

Also get some ssd's for your OS and games.

If theres money left over you may as well get a 780ti, but if not i think 780 should be good enough for a good while.

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#3 Posted by viking805fan (592 posts) -

This is where I'm at currently with my build and I am happy with it so far. I also have a PS3, PS4 and Wii U and would like to use either of DS3 or DS4 controllers for certain games on my future PC Build. Is there different ways to use those controllers and connect them successfully? I've heard of wired and wireless bluetooth options and would like an insight on that whole situation since I've new to PC Gaming. Or I'm stuck to buying a X360 or Xbox One controller?

Thanks for any feedback and help.

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#4 Posted by wkwan (155 posts) -

Top of the line specs, nice! But price looks damn steep. anyone confirm this?

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#5 Posted by MonsieurX (37128 posts) -

Save yourself 600$

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#6 Posted by insane_metalist (7797 posts) -

Here's same price PC except it has a better mobo, fast ram, SSD, two GTX 780s (which make you future proof for a WHILE), Windows 7 Ultimate.

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#7 Posted by afiles (26 posts) -

@viking805fan Hey, I just saw that you wanted to use a DS3/DS4 with the Bluetooth of the card Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I. did you try it ? Did it work ? This is mostly the setup i'm looking for!

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#8 Edited by MonkeyDot (106 posts) -

@afiles said:

@viking805fan Hey, I just saw that you wanted to use a DS3/DS4 with the Bluetooth of the card Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I. did you try it ? Did it work ? This is mostly the setup i'm looking for!

With SCP drivers it should work, but I tried and couldn't, so I'd investigate further.