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September 12, 2013 7:41:53 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to build a new desktop primarily for photo editing and occasional video editing. Couple of points:
1. I already have storage taken care of
2. I'm thinking I don't need a dedicated graphics card for mostly photo editing. I can upgrade later if I feel the need (eg. I end up doing more video editing perhaps?)
3. I don't plan to overclock just yet so I'm hoping stock fan should be ok to begin with?
4. I'm unsure of the case and PS - I really want something that is as quite as can be and I don't mind sacrificing power/speed/heat/etc if need be. Yes that is a OCD :-)

All that said, here's what I've built so far:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1D6Z5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1D6Z5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1D6Z5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Other: card reader
Total: $730.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 22:33 EDT-0400)

Appreciate any and all input.

Edit: I should mention that I haven't done a build in like over 10 years so...there you go :-)
September 12, 2013 8:15:46 PM

Looking good so far, have an OS?
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September 12, 2013 8:53:41 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Looking good so far, have an OS?


Thanks! I already have a copy of WIndows8.

Any comment on the Case and/or PSU?
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September 12, 2013 9:20:28 PM

PSU should carry most any GPU you decide on, case is a matter of preference, I lean toward the HAF cases, but have used numerous different brands and styles, that's generally the clients call, I check that dimension wise they will handle the components (particularly oversize CPU coolers) and have good air flow
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