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PC Build for HD Video editing, Audio Editing/Music Production. Buying This week $2k

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January 13, 2014 12:31:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: 2000 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Recording, sequencing, producing (vst heavy) music, editing full HD 1080 video with adobe premiere and using all the other programs from creative suite.

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: Full build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would like to use a site where I can order everything at one place using paypal

Location: Maryland USA

Parts Preferences: I like intel i7 CPU and asus brand. I'm a computer newb for the most part but my Asus k53 has treated me right.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (not sure what this is)

Your Monitor Resolution: not sure right now I have a few

Additional Comments: I need to be able to record around the PC if possible. Noise isn't really a HUGE issue.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a dedicated work station I can be sure will keep up with the times for a while and handle my requirements. I want to edit full HD video with no worries, and run multiple vst's and have LOTS of audio tracks and effects plugins running with no lagging and latency issues. I want this to be an investment I can rely on for a while.

This is what I have so far picked out. I have a HP xw200 workstation that has a "mini-tower" case, will that work? Here are my other component selections:


PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core i7-4770K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: Intel Core i7-4770K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker
Benchmarks: Intel Core i7-4770K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 - System Build - Benchmarks - PCPartPicker

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

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)

Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($408.00 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($104.98 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($138.97 @ OutletPC)

Total: $1749.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 20:09 EST-0500)


From Ebay all the parts together in one order is only $50 more
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January 13, 2014 3:03:18 PM

Yep, it's all compatible but I will recommend a few changes: use a full ATX board with the Z87 for best performance, use Vengeance or Vengeance Pro memory, they are the exact components just different looks and corsair link (not very useful as I discovered), use a Western Digital or Seagate 7200RPM Sata 3 1-2TB hdd. There are no differences between western digital and seagate, just get the cheaper one.
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January 13, 2014 4:47:36 PM

Thanks for the reply.

That would pretty much just be a bad ass machine right? I wouldn't have to worry about it ever freezing up from too many plug ins or anything?

Also, my audio interface for recording is firewire. They recommend a card with a TI chipset whatever that means. I have a card that works in another desktop and I figure I can just use that right?

EDIT**** How about this?

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($408.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($138.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1749.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 20:09 EST-0500)


Would this be worth the investment and "future proof" for a while?
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January 13, 2014 6:46:05 PM

just corrected the format of my first post
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