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Hi guys. So i am looking to build a desktop after leaving my job and having my desktop and laptop taken away from me, i consider myself a poweruser running alot of programs simultaneity (adobe programs, sound programs, chrome with 200000 tabs) i am looking for a strong computer that would last for some time as main home computer that can also run movies & game with no problem. 16GB RAM & SSD a must i think.

I am originally located in Israel but due to high prices and parts availability i prefer buying the parts either in the US or UK, both a good option for me, I don't know where is cheaper/better to buy US or UK so i would love your recommendations on this as well.

Approximate Purchase Date: 3-4.11

Budget Range: $1000-1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Developing, Surfing, Sound Editing, Video Editing, Gaming


Parts Not Required: Monitors, Keyboard, Mouse, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/


Country: Israel (but intend to purchase either in US or UK)


Parts Preferences: 16GB RAM & SSD


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Check my comments at the top of the thread.


Hope that's enough information.

Thanks in Advance!
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  1. oneaway said:
    Hi guys. So i am looking to build a desktop after leaving my job and having my desktop and laptop taken away from me, i consider myself a poweruser running alot of programs simultaneity (adobe programs, sound programs, chrome with 200000 tabs) i am looking for a strong computer that would last for some time as main home computer that can also run movies & game with no problem. 16GB RAM & SSD a must i think.

    I am originally located in Israel but due to high prices and parts availability i prefer buying the parts either in the US or UK, both a good option for me, I don't know where is cheaper/better to buy US or UK so i would love your recommendations on this as well.

    Approximate Purchase Date: 3-4.11

    Budget Range: $1000-1200


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Developing, Surfing, Sound Editing, Video Editing, Gaming


    Parts Not Required: Monitors, Keyboard, Mouse, Case

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/


    Country: Israel (but intend to purchase either in US or UK)


    Parts Preferences: 16GB RAM & SSD


    Overclocking: Maybe


    SLI or Crossfire: No


    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    Additional Comments: Check my comments at the top of the thread.


    Hope that's enough information.

    Thanks in Advance!


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vy4J
    There you go :D
    Ask me if you want anything changed!
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vy8h
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vy8h/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vy8h/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($112.54 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1146.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 12:07 EDT-0400)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($130.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1210.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 12:51 EDT-0400)
  4. First of all thanks for the builds guys, still have a couple of questions.

    I wanted to know why Marcopolo123 & diazalon you preferred the Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor over Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
    even though they're at the same price?

    It seems to me the video card is an overkill here , why wouldn't a 2GB Radeon be enough with this builds? after all i'm not looking to play games at the best performance..

    I guessed there is a reason why you preferred the 3.5Ghz processor (a better series?) so i used it for this build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($158.57 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1062.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 18:14 EDT-0400)

    Should i change anything? Is there anything that will bring significant improve that i can invest an extra $140 in ? What you think guys?
  5. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VGce
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VGce/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VGce/benchmarks/
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VGce

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.24 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1143.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 18:23 EDT-0400)
  6. Anybody else?
  7. oneaway said:
    First of all thanks for the builds guys, still have a couple of questions.

    I wanted to know why Marcopolo123 & diazalon you preferred the Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor over Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
    even though they're at the same price?

    It seems to me the video card is an overkill here , why wouldn't a 2GB Radeon be enough with this builds? after all i'm not looking to play games at the best performance..

    I guessed there is a reason why you preferred the 3.5Ghz processor (a better series?) so i used it for this build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($158.57 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1062.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 18:14 EDT-0400)

    Should i change anything? Is there anything that will bring significant improve that i can invest an extra $140 in ? What you think guys?


    oneaway said:
    Anybody else?


    Since you not into gaming why not just go with AMD and save money instead?
  8. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VRul
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VRul/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VRul/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($130.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1166.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 07:13 EDT-0400)

    If you not into hardcore gaming drop the card to whatever is cheaper and good enough for your needs to save even more $ I think that 120GB SSD is on a small side I would go with 250GB instead.
  9. oneaway said:
    First of all thanks for the builds guys, still have a couple of questions.

    I wanted to know why Marcopolo123 & diazalon you preferred the Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor over Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
    even though they're at the same price?

    It seems to me the video card is an overkill here , why wouldn't a 2GB Radeon be enough with this builds? after all i'm not looking to play games at the best performance..

    I guessed there is a reason why you preferred the 3.5Ghz processor (a better series?) so i used it for this build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($158.57 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1062.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 18:14 EDT-0400)

    Should i change anything? Is there anything that will bring significant improve that i can invest an extra $140 in ? What you think guys?


    You missing a HDD?
  10. snajper69 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VRul
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VRul/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VRul/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($130.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1166.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 07:13 EDT-0400)

    If you not into hardcore gaming drop the card to whatever is cheaper and good enough for your needs to save even more $ I think that 120GB SSD is on a small side I would go with 250GB instead.


    Its actually a mid to high end gaming rig.:D
  11. snajper69 said:
    oneaway said:
    First of all thanks for the builds guys, still have a couple of questions.

    I wanted to know why Marcopolo123 & diazalon you preferred the Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor over Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
    even though they're at the same price?

    It seems to me the video card is an overkill here , why wouldn't a 2GB Radeon be enough with this builds? after all i'm not looking to play games at the best performance..

    I guessed there is a reason why you preferred the 3.5Ghz processor (a better series?) so i used it for this build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($158.57 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1062.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 18:14 EDT-0400)

    Should i change anything? Is there anything that will bring significant improve that i can invest an extra $140 in ? What you think guys?


    oneaway said:
    Anybody else?


    Since you not into gaming why not just go with AMD and save money instead?



    Not been hearing good things about AMD, Should i really? how big is the difference?

    I kinda loved the build i did earlier, i would change maybe the motherboard or cpu in it, no need for a HDD just yet
  12. I'd love to hear any thoughts/clarifications for my questions above from other members of the community and not just builds
  13. Anyone?
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