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May 21, 2013 3:12:59 PM

My desktop right now is getting worse and worse and my dad said he could buy me parts around $1000 for a new workstation pc. Since then, I've been looking around this forum (and other places) for help but found none. Please help me.

I'm going to be doing photo editing, music composing, coding, 3d designing/rendering, video editing, and minecraft.

I'm using programs like...
photo editing: Photoshop, Illustrator
music composing: Sibelius, EWQL instruments
coding: eclipse, flash
3d designing/rendering: 3ds max, maya, mudbox, blender
video editing: premiere, after effects
I also want to run minecraft with seus shader in full fps while recording

Program that I'll use most(most to least): sibelius, after effects, minecraft, and photoshop

I already have two monitors (dvi and vga), speakers, keyboard, and a mouse. I don't need to buy a new one.

I don't care about where I'm buying the parts from as long as it is trustworthy and cheap (I live in US)

I'm not going to overclock

Here are some parts I want
CPU: either Intel Core i7-3930K or 3770K
Ram: at least 16GB
GPU: GTX 680 or 560 Ti. Really want 680 though
Hard Drive: Can I reuse my old one? If yes, can I use another 1TB hard drive with it?

here is my current desktop parts. I want to reuse as much as possible.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

Please help me
May 21, 2013 3:34:49 PM

id get something like this. the 670 performs the same as a 680
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YUPy

if you can wait 2 more weeks, haswell CPUs and the 700 series GPUs from nvidia will be out.
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May 21, 2013 3:47:51 PM

If you must bring that cost down to near 1000, there is no need for the phanteks cooler as the OP has mentioned not overclocking. Second, the SSD is a valuable addition but when under a strict budget, not strictly needed. Third, the motherboard has a large plethora of expansion slots and ports but it can be swapped out for a cheaper one. Fourth, you could save a bit on the case (though not by much with that promo code) but you would need to make sure your gpu would fit. Other than that, it is quite hard to take the price at or under 1000 with your beastly cpu and gpu requests.
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May 21, 2013 6:52:13 PM

What about the hard drive? Can I reuse my current one?
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May 21, 2013 6:55:31 PM

you can but you will have to wipe it, reformat it, and then you can use it. and are you sure that is enough space? the SSD is still there for fast booting
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May 22, 2013 6:02:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($111.68 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($191.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1011.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-22 09:02 EDT-0400)
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