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In need for an editing/gaming rig 3k$ From scratch.

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August 13, 2013 2:36:19 PM

Ok so here is what ill be using the computer for. Ill be doing a lot of video editing and multi tasking while the video is rendering and such. Ill be doing a lot of gaming, (BF4, Arma3 Dayz Mostly) and recording that gameplay to edit with later on. Ill be making a lot of youtube videos, like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOsBzdzYVs
And doing a lot of commentaries.
Im going to be messing with some 3d later on and some animation depending. Programs ill be using mostly: After Effects, Sony Vegas, Photoshop and 3DS Max. Im a senior in highschool and ive saved up this much by working for the past year and a half, coming from consololol so this will be my first build. Ive picked these specs and for the price i think i did a pretty good job. Only gaming on one monitor, but i can buy that later, ill just use my tv for now. Monitor will be the Benq Xlt something 24 inch 120Hz. The MLG tryhard one. Yeah but heres the build, please suggest any changes i can make to it to improve it. I might wait for Ivy Bridge E, or go with haswell. Or might get an 8350 for the 8 cores and heavy multi tasking with 780s in sli, and games being optimized for amd. Plus im coming from an amd 2.4Ghz Dual core laptop with 4gb ram that ive had for 5 years so take into account that ANY upgrade will be beneficial to me. I plan to OC a LOT. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($220.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.96 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($675.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($170.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Other: Ms3 Gaming Mouse ($84.11)
Other: O Rings for keyboard Sound Dampening ($8.25)
Other: Steel Series QcK Heavy Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: NZXT Hue ($28.99)
Other: Ram Gskill Ripjaws X (2 x 8Gb) 1866 ($114.99)
Total: $3071.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 17:34 EDT-0400)

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a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2013 2:47:10 PM

I hope you are near a Microcenter, not going to find prices like that with an online retailer on some of that stuff.

I might agree on the 3930k and EATX board if you had more then one video card. With a single card it is a bit of waste. an I7-4770k or i7-3770k with a z87/z77 ATX board would be more appropriate.

A lot of money in fans and a full tower case. With a single card, not sure I see it.

Mid-tower with a few fans will be plenty to keep a single GPU cool, and you already chose a CPU cooler that will take the majority of the heat from the CPU out of the case. Or get the full tower and see how it performs before you fill it full of fans.

Accessories I usually leave out of the system budget. Pick what you want in terms of keyboard/mouset and subtract from your core hardware budget.

Big fan of ASUS components, I like your choices there.

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August 13, 2013 3:07:20 PM

Eximo said:
I hope you are near a Microcenter, not going to find prices like that with an online retailer on some of that stuff.

I might agree on the 3930k and EATX board if you had more then one video card. With a single card it is a bit of waste. an I7-4770k or i7-3770k with a z87/z77 ATX board would be more appropriate.

A lot of money in fans and a full tower case. With a single card, not sure I see it.

Mid-tower with a few fans will be plenty to keep a single GPU cool, and you already chose a CPU cooler that will take the majority of the heat from the CPU out of the case. Or get the full tower and see how it performs before you fill it full of fans.

Accessories I usually leave out of the system budget. Pick what you want in terms of keyboard/mouset and subtract from your core hardware budget.

Big fan of ASUS components, I like your choices there.



MC is like a 10 min drive from where i live so ill definitely be going there. I agree on the 3930k, i think its kind of overkill for what ill be doing anyway. Im better off with a 4770k and the Vi Formula board which looks nice. I would just like to see how well it performs in multi tasking compared to the 8350 or the 3770k. I know its really hot but the cooler should be fine with it and it doesnt OC as much but has better performance per core. ALso, the 4 cores/8 threads. So it performs like an 8 core processor? Like the 8350? Im getting the full tower with the noctua fans first see how well it is, then adding the others later if i need it. They were more of an aesthetic thing. I just added the accessories because thats what i meant from scratch, that i dont have any of that stuff. Thanks for youe feedback ill look more into it
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a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2013 4:56:28 PM

The 8 cores of the AMD chip are actually two cores per module, and 4 modules. Each module shares an ALU between the cores, which is in very similar in effect to how hyperthreading works and you do get more performance per core with Intel.

I7-3770k would still be faster then a 8350, but you are still paying about $100 more for the intel. With a 3k budget, or even 1k, I would still recommend the Intel.

If you've looked at my hilarious rig, you will see that I went with the Maximus Hero rather then the Formula. I saw no benefit to a lot of the features there for the extra $100. (Upgraded mostly for the fun of it anyway and to get my SSDs running on a proper Sata III controller)

Maximus Hero at $205 (was $240 something when I got it) is quite a deal. There are also similar offerings in that range from Gigabyte and MSI that are considered quite good.

If you stick with the 3K budget the Formula or the Hero will do you well and you can probably slip in Dual GTX770 (Might want that full tower just for the breathing room if you go that route)

Big AX850 from Corsair as a power supply (or XFX850, or Seasonic, all the same design) Your 2x8 1866 ram kit will work fine.

Actually had this build sitting around, add memory, change out motherboard to suit and it is good to go. Room for a $300 27inch 1080p monitor and your peripherals.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1rF7w
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1rF7w/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1rF7w/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($368.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.96 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2478.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 19:54 EDT-0400)
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