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Best Red & Black PC build for my price Range and needs?

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March 24, 2013 11:44:01 AM

Price Range: £1400
Needs (in no specific order): Progamming, Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, 3D design, Gaming, movies,uploading,rendering e.t.c

Preferences: NONE! No GPU/CPU preferences. Dont really mind :p  Aslong as my build does what i need. And i also would really REALLY like a black and red themed build :p 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.94 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£249.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.21 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (£482.44 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£86.23 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
Other: Thermaltake VK60001N2Z 1X23CM Element S Case (£79.99)
Total: £1360.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 18:38 GMT+0000)

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a b À AMD
March 24, 2013 11:57:06 AM

My thoughts:

1. A build in that price range deserves a ssd. 120gb will hold the os, and a few games.
2. Photoshop can use lots of ram to improve performance, buy a 16gb kit of 2 x 8gb. DDR3 1.5v low profile 1600 ram is good.
3. Maximus gene will add little to your performance. Any Z77 based motherboard will do the job at half the price.
4. Most cases will do the job. Here is one with a red/black theme:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cases are a personal thing. Pick one with a visual appeal to you.
Lian li makes some red cases in anodized aluminum which are stunning. They have been mostly discontinued. Here is one:
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?px=FO&scriteri...
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March 24, 2013 12:09:56 PM

1. What i was just thinking :D 
2. Thanks for reminding me, was just doing standard procedure when i chose an 8GB kit, can you recommend a decent 16GB kit?
3. I chose the Maximus as it was red and black :D 
4. I chose the Thermaltake Element S case as i liked the look of the red accent, as it was a slight accent and not too much, thanks for posting the 2 cases but they are too much for me :( 

Thanks for your contribution ! :D 
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a b À AMD
March 24, 2013 12:16:41 PM

2. This ram might suit you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3. Here is a asrock Z77 with red/black that will do the job: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 24, 2013 12:21:22 PM

Thanks for the help, you saved me quite a bit aswell with that mobo :D 
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March 24, 2013 12:21:22 PM

Thanks for the help, you saved me quite a bit aswell with that mobo :D 
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March 24, 2013 12:32:50 PM

get the cheaper but better CM 212evo

for RAM, any 16GB will do so go for the cheapest (1600 DDR3 2x4GB kit )

how about this for a red/black themed case. This is what I have
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-Case-Gaming-Strike-X-B...

get the GTX670 instead the difference with the 680 is not that noticable
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March 24, 2013 1:07:03 PM

Can you reccomend a decent 670? Now im stuck between buying a 7970 or 670 >.>

preferably a black and red one?
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March 24, 2013 1:29:28 PM

Thanks! That powercolour is exactly the type of GPU i was looking for :p  Thanks for all you help!
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March 24, 2013 2:03:35 PM

Your welcome.

I hope you can choose 2 best answers.

Don't forget to upload the pics of your new build here.
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