Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

new build photo/video editing pc first time build, thanks

Last response: in Components
Share
November 24, 2013 11:55:24 AM

just need some help with this build. it will be mainly for photo/video editing, 3d sculpting and games dont care if the game play on max. I'm a little lost with picking out the power supple and cpu cooler. so any help with me greatly appreciated. this is my first build.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Memory Express)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.04 @ TigerDirect Canada)

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($202.42 @ DirectCanada)

Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($343.33 @ Newegg Canada)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($236.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($253.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($149.00 @ Vuugo)

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ NCIX)

Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($101.25 @ Vuugo)

Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($272.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $2158.75

Best solution

a b ) Power supply
November 24, 2013 12:08:07 PM

All the components are fine and compatible. But a 850W PSU would be an overkill, but no harm in it you can get it. If you plan on OC or future SLI then you will need that much of power. Else you could go with this one too. I would like to suggest you this cooler, its better then your chosen one. And you could go with GTX 770, much better than GTX 760.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($323.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $463.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 15:07 EST-0500)

Good luck.
Share
November 24, 2013 1:51:01 PM

thank you for your response lonewolf. I have taken your advice with the new parts.

I didn’t think I will OC or SLI dont really see the points with this build. this computer will be a huge jump in performance then what I'm used to. I got this 10 year old $500 store bought pc and it on the way out.

I do have a few more question if people would like to help. it about the motherboard I wasn’t to sure if this was a over kill or if I should go for something else? I seen few with extra feature like, to use your smart phone as a remote.

the last thing I was thinking is the case going to be able to hold all this?

thanks for your time.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 25, 2013 12:16:53 AM

Thank sparky4688 I haved looked into those parts. I didnt even think about noise with my cpu cooler, yet the water thing kind of freaks me out. beside the noise level I dont see a point since Im not OC. with the MB I liked yours until I started to read up on here and some answered the pointed out that it could be a dust collector and a heat trap, which I agree but I'm no expert on this but I can see how the plastic shield could do that. I really like the case and so did my wife..... thanks now I got to find one that looks good. so this is what I got Rosewill THOR V2 will see if it past the test.

now with the cases I didnt realize there was a difference in full cases and mid cases, since I will be very interested in a mid case if my build will fit in one.

will have another look tomorrow it is getting late.

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-thorv2]Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case[/url] ($109.99 @ Amazon)
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
November 25, 2013 8:44:03 AM

brainanomaly said:
thank you for your response lonewolf. I have taken your advice with the new parts.

I didn’t think I will OC or SLI dont really see the points with this build. this computer will be a huge jump in performance then what I'm used to. I got this 10 year old $500 store bought pc and it on the way out.

I do have a few more question if people would like to help. it about the motherboard I wasn’t to sure if this was a over kill or if I should go for something else? I seen few with extra feature like, to use your smart phone as a remote.

the last thing I was thinking is the case going to be able to hold all this?

thanks for your time.


If you don't want to overclock then the MB you choose is perfect. You can go with other MB's too depending on its feature's you like. But look for the reviews online that will help you to choose.

For CPU cooler go with the one I suggested.

And the HAF 932 is a great case in all terms. Strongly build, Sufficient cooling, and enough space to hold your components. You can throw anything you like, it will catch it without any problem.
HAF X is also a great case, for your info only. Good luck.
m
0
l
November 25, 2013 3:02:54 PM

thanks again lonewolf, I have been doing tons of reading about MB, I think this one will do it. cant really find one with feature I like enough to jump ship.

ya I that water cooling is just to much for me. I'm not OC so I dont need to be to worried about temp I think. I might one day SLI but again I dont think I will need to. this pc should run very good with out that

with the case I have been trying to find different one since now my wife wants one to look good. she really like the Corsair obsidain 55d, yet I dont know if the noise is really going to be a problem? I never ran such a high end pc and dont really know.

I will have to look in the HAF X a little more since I only skim that one. some of my other case I liked are thor v2 and I kind of like how the cooler master storm stryker has the 2.5 drive dock. so if anyone know of some other cases please send them in

thor V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CM storm stryker
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and as always thanks for your time
m
0
l
November 26, 2013 3:57:47 AM

brainanomaly - Tower case CM HAF 932 is big as in large.... I build a tower cased computer several years ago..... too large to sit on desk, sometimes won't fit under desk and when it does no room to put things like backup drive on top while under desk, cables may need to be extra long to reach the nether parts, and needs space like a piece of furniture in a media room.... just my thoughts.... I have found the mid-tower sized case to be the most versitile. Sparky4688
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2013 8:08:32 AM

Yes you are right about one thing that you don't need a water cooling system, that's for serious over clockers.

And for the case : I can only say choose the one that will serve your need. But I wont suggest you Rosewill case they are rather flimsy. Go with Corsair or Cooler Master cases they are good. I personally own the black version of CM Storm Stryker which is Storm Trooper, and I love my case. Yes they are big but that is not a down side. With a decent PSU you wont have to worry about reaching cables. And look for the reviews/ratings/specification of case you want to buy. Good luck.
m
0
l
November 28, 2013 10:10:04 PM

thanks every one for you help. I was very torn between the case sizes. yes they are big and can take some room up, yet I hate working on when I can barely get my hands inside and with that big cooler I don’t think I have a choice. I did love the CM storm stryker and like the storm trooper one would be awesome. now I just got to get the wife to like it ^_^


I dont know if someone will get to since but the power supply I had picked is out of stock... any help? want a good one

thanks
m
0
l
November 28, 2013 10:31:17 PM

well it look like my power supply and my cpu cooler sold out on my. I got everything else, now I just need to wait or find a new PS and cpu cooler

any help?

thanks
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
November 29, 2013 10:59:58 AM

Can you list some of PSU's and Cooler's available to you ? So it will be helpful for us to give you a suggestion. See you.
m
0
l
December 5, 2013 4:28:19 PM

thanks again for every one help with this build, I'm having lots of fun and some head aches with it. I ended up just buying what I could get since some of the stuff sold out of me before I could finalize my order. I just picked the CPU cooler and PSU fasts, I hope I didnt mess this up. also I just found out some how lost my ram so now I'm back market for ram so any help with these 3 items will be greatly appreciated.

since I lost my ram I thought of something that didnt cross my mind the first time. with this new CPU Cooler and what ever ram I get how do you find out about clearance with ram and cooler. as soon as I get some more time I will look into this ram problem and will be calling newegg to see what happened I had it in my cart and now it is not there....

new
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Memory Express)

new
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($135.31 @ Newegg Canada)

I think is one is sold out
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($332.79 @ DirectCanada)

m
0
l
December 5, 2013 11:50:37 PM

so it look like I'm getting this ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I found two other but they dont say they can handle 4 gen chips. I will list them just in case. I do the trident but it say their quad channel anf my Mobo is only dual. I didnt look into everything, its getting late. also I did find out somewhere that I should have 43mm of space for ram with my CPU cooler.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
December 6, 2013 6:40:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.26 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($294.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $473.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 09:28 EST-0500)

About CPU cooler : This cooler will be better than your chosen one, and it is small in size too so no interference with RAM also.

About PSU : HX series is better than RM series, RM series has some thermal issue, so go with HX series.

About RAM : You wont need 32GB of RAM under any circumstances (knowing that you will be doing audio/video editing and some 3D job), it will be a massive overkill and waste of money too. Actually you could use max of 8-12GB of RAM no matter what you do. I just linked 16GB for peace of your mind.

Good luck.
m
0
l
December 6, 2013 2:55:55 PM

thanks for all your help lonewolf, I dont mean to drag this on. I just want to make sure I get a nice computer.

I will return the cooler and get the 212 EVO, I did like this one and just panic and got the other one

that is a better PSU will be returning the stupid one I got. thanks

with the ram I know it is a lot and will be over kill for most circumstances. I keep ready how 16 gb is not enough with photoshop high end rendering. I will be working with RAW picture and really hate to have a nice computer that is going to lag. plus it only about $100-150 more for 32gb vs 16gb. so unless I'm really throwing money out the door I would prefer to get 32gb

I really like the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB ddr3 2400.

again thanks for all your help, you have saved me so many head aches and given me great advice thank you for you time and help
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2013 11:44:56 AM

You are most welcome. I am just suggesting you what is needed and what not, and to save you some money. More RAM obviously wont hurt your system, so if you wish you can go with it. Happy computing. Good luck.
m
0
l
December 7, 2013 12:52:59 PM

thanks, will post if I have any more question on the with build.
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2013 1:21:38 PM

Anytime mate. Cheers.
m
0
l
!