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[Build] High-end PC for future-proof Gaming, Photo/Video Editing

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December 17, 2013 4:13:34 PM

Hello!
First time PC builder here looking for advice on a high-end PC primarily used for gaming, photo and video editing. My max budget is $3000, with the inclusion of a monitor, and keyboard. I would also appreciate the build to be future proof if feasible (hence the 4820k? and the 32gb of Ram?)

Here is my PCPartpicker List for the parts that I have chosen:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lYIf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lYIf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lYIf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($313.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($415.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($315.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($211.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($166.72 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($168.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2809.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-17 19:10 EST-0500)

Let me know what you guys think! Any suggestion would be great. Thank you.

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December 17, 2013 4:25:01 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c8q32g... (have got the best timings)

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-mouse-ch9000036na you will need a mice for sure

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb278q (23" will soon become too small for video editing)
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December 17, 2013 4:48:06 PM

nothing is future-proof. even cold hard cash devalues with time as long as you're not in Japan. technology invariably gets obsoleted very fast - heck, that's why you're buying an i7 Haswell and not an 8088!
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December 17, 2013 6:11:07 PM

Thanks! I was hoping to get at least 5years out of the rig. I have an older Razer mouse and was gonna opt for a 27in but thought that may have been too big. Components otherwise acceptable? Im worried at the difficulty of the installation too. Thanks for the input!
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December 18, 2013 12:47:01 AM

a perfect balance for all components..........follow the user guide and you will have no problems installing.
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December 18, 2013 11:15:49 AM

I have almost an identical system with a GTX 780 in it. It's an amazing machine. I haven't been able to stump it yet and I do high end video and gaming on it. Renders 5 mins of uncompressed 2k HD in 7 minutes with color correction and motion graphics. Have fun :) 
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