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[Build me a Build] High-End Multitasker Machine [Video Editing Heavy]

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May 25, 2013 5:39:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: June/July 2013

Budget Range: $2,500 (After Rebate, with everything included)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Multitasking, Video/Sound editing, surfing the web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Nothing, starting from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Probably, but this is not included in "budget range"

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Los Angeles

Parts Preferences: Nothing

Overclocking: Maybe, if I learn how to

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if there is little chance of micro-tearing and such

Your Monitor Resolution: 5760 x 1080 (For maximum Multitasking!)

Additional Comments: I'd prefer 2 or 3 monitors, as stated above

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My major in college will require to have lots of "hands on" exercises with video editing and such. Basically, it will be my "work" computer.

So give me some suggestions guys! Given the info above, I'm excited to see some builds.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($663.98 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($32.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2582.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 04:48 EDT-0400)
May 25, 2013 5:50:52 PM
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May 25, 2013 5:51:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($663.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($102.34 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($184.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2021.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-25 20:50 EDT-0400)

toss a couple of noctua's into the case and you're good to go.
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May 25, 2013 6:33:36 PM

Any recommendations for a 3-screen monitor?
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May 25, 2013 8:38:58 PM

Quadacon said:
ingtar33 said:
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US) x3 = $524.97


thats not a 3 screen monitor...


nope... it's 3 monitors... it will save you $500 building it like that.
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May 25, 2013 8:45:28 PM

ingtar33 said:
Quadacon said:
ingtar33 said:
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US) x3 = $524.97


thats not a 3 screen monitor...


nope... it's 3 monitors... it will save you $500 building it like that.


im looking at it right now, its a single 24" monitor
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May 25, 2013 8:48:22 PM

Quadacon said:
ingtar33 said:
Quadacon said:
ingtar33 said:
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US) x3 = $524.97


thats not a 3 screen monitor...

x3 you buy 3 of them and you set them up next to eachother.
nope... it's 3 monitors... it will save you $500 building it like that.


im looking at it right now, its a single 24" monitor


x3

buy 3 of them and set them up next to each-other. save yourself 500 over a prebuilt 3 monitor setup by making your own.
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May 25, 2013 9:24:59 PM

You can save by getting the CPU and Motherboard at Microcenter.
ASROCK Z77 extreme4 $94.99
I7 3770K $229.99
That is $115.00 less than anywhere else
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May 25, 2013 9:38:25 PM

giltyler said:
You can save by getting the CPU and Motherboard at Microcenter.
ASROCK Z77 extreme4 $94.99
I7 3770K $229.99
That is $115.00 less than anywhere else


there are like 23 micro-centers in america. I just assumed he wasn't near one... since no one else is. heck, the closest one to me is 800 miles away.
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May 26, 2013 1:49:55 AM

Updated my build above, what do you guys think?
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May 26, 2013 4:06:48 AM

i've seen that case in person. it's nice. Its freakin' huge... but nicely made

i think you've got your build. looks like you're getting your money's worth at least. Which is a lot harder then it sounds when you're talking about a $2500 build (i've seen some shockingly wasteful 2500 builds)

just a heads-up about why i suggested the Fractal Design case... it's a "quiet" pc case designed to limit noise. you aren't gonna get any sound dampening from that new case, that said all the parts were picked with "quiet" in mind, the psu, the gpu and even cpu cooling were all chosen with noise in mind. I went that path because you were talking about audio work... most people working audio want as quiet a pc as possible.

its up to you how quiet you want the setup. if noise is a concern, then the fractal will be a better case choice (as will those noctua case fans)... if it isn't a huge concern then that is a very nice all around case you've chosen, and all the parts will limit the noise of the system nicely anyway.
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