Yes it's true, I've switched back to Windows from a Mac. The reason was pretty simple: POWER. My Macbook Pro was a few years old and wasn't processing my files as fast as I would like so I started looking into what my next computer would be. I thought about a new Macbook Pro or an iMac, but as I looked more into it, it seemed like building the computer myself would be the way to go. I could get a much faster computer for less money if I built it myself. I know you can build a hackintosh and put the Mac OS on it, but that seemed like a pain, so I'm making the switch back to Windows.
I really didn't know where to start with building a computer. So what do you do when you don't know how to do something? Look it up on YouTube. This applies for just about anything in my life these days whether it be school, photo techniques, or working on a car YouTube can teach you just about anything.
If you are going to build a computer I highly recommend newegg.com's video series on building a PC. Each of the three part series is 45 minutes to an hour long, but they will teach you just about everything you need to know.
Here is what I built my computer with
- Case: Fractal Design Define R4
- CPU: Intel i7 3770 Quad Core
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3
- Power Supply: Corsair CX 430
- GPU (Graphics Card): EVGA GeForce GT 640 2gb
- SSD: SanDisk Ultra Plus 128gb
- Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2tb 7200 RPM
- DVD Burner: Asus DVD-RW
This build was all about getting the best bang for my buck. All together everything ended up being about $1100. I put all of my applications and operating system on the SSD so it would have very fast start up times. I haven't had a chance to do much heavy editing but so far I am quite pleased with the performance.