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I'm building a new $2600 PC. I'd love it if you'd take a look.

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($565.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($264.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($42.92 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $2606.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 21:58 EST-0500)

The system will primarily be used for HD video editing/rendering as well as some post-production work. It'd be nice to run a game or two, but that is not my priority.
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  1. just for gaming?
  2. Any particular reason you are going with a matx motherboard but a full tower case? You could probably save some money there.
  3. The i7 4930 is a 2011 LGA socket CPU, which supports quad channel ram. Get a 4x4gb ram kit, a better cooler, and, like what deuce65 said, get a smaller case.
  4. Au_equus said:
    The i7 4930 is a 2011 LGA socket CPU, which supports quad channel ram. Get a 4x4gb ram kit, a better cooler, and, like what deuce65 said, get a smaller case.


    What cooler would you recommend? And I plan on eventually upping to 32gb of RAM, so the 2 sticks of 8 for now made more sense to me.
  5. Noctua d-14 2011se. Adding another set of 2x 8 gb of ram will not give you quad channel. Quad channel gives you 60% more memory bandwidth than dual channel of the same quantity and speed for all the programs that matter.
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    vezran said:
    Au_equus said:
    The i7 4930 is a 2011 LGA socket CPU, which supports quad channel ram. Get a 4x4gb ram kit, a better cooler, and, like what deuce65 said, get a smaller case.


    What cooler would you recommend? And I plan on eventually upping to 32gb of RAM, so the 2 sticks of 8 for now made more sense to me.



    Don't mix and match RAM sticks. They don't play well together when not matched. Even if they are the same model. Buy the ram you want now.
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