Workstation Build ( Under $1200 ) Minimal / No Gaming

HI All ,

I am trying to build my First Workstation PC and i need help from all the experts and i will appreciate their valuable opinion .

I have a little knowledge in Hardware but based on the research i have done till now i am looking at below oprion

CPU/Processor - I 7 4770K
Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth z87
Video /Graphics card - Please help ( I will do some photo work using Photoshop etc )
Storage - Please help
Cooling Option - Please suggest
Case - Fractal Design Midi / Define
RAM - Please suggest
Power Supply - Please suggest
Overclocking Yes
OS - I will install Ubuntu / Fedora
DVD / Optical Drive - Not needed.
Keyboard , Monitor , Mouse - Not needed.
Please provide your inputs.

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  1. Storage wise, probs a 120 or 250GB SSD paired with as many 2,3 or 4TB HDDs as you need (choose best price/GB you can find) Please provide an overall cost for us?
    16GB of RAM would probably be ideal for editing, and a good seasonic 600W power supply.
    GPU is difficult to recommend with no price idea
  2. My overall budget is under $1000-1200
    I am probably looking GPU - $150 -200 ( as i am not going to play any games just for phot editing purpose)
    Which brand of Hardisk and RAM is good
  3. Please validate below as i am not sure they are all good with respect to processor and mob
  4. Best answer
    Added ssd, changed ram (ram speed has no effect on photoshop though this 1866 kit was only $3 more than 1600), changed gpu (although still very much overkill for photo editing and photoshop uses opengl and opencl if you were wondering), and changed mobo. Any reason why you wanted the sabertooth? And do you really need h100i? A $30 cooler will still get you to about 4.4ghz. If the oc is really just a hobby since it is a horrible price/performance then you should be looking at a better psu too.

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($112.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1155.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 02:04 EDT-0400)
  5. Thank you very much really helpful.
    I went with Asus sabertooth for their 5 year warranty but i if you feel ASRock is is better then i will go with that as i don't have much exp and i trust this forum.
    Also i will not be doing any gaming it is just for my development purpose and i am not sure how much heat it will be so i added h100i but if that is overkill then i will go with normal cooling option.

    Please confirm review if anything better can be done , +- 100 is fine in my budget.

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