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March 2, 2014 9:31:43 AM

I need this to be a fairly well rounded machine. I need this to run photo shop, 3d cad program (solid works) and be able to compile code very quickly. A much lower priority is games. I wouldn’t mind being able to run games like bio shock medium settings, but this is not nearly as important as the productivity. An ssd may also be nice, but lower priority. Also I want to be able to overclock a little. Amd or intel works.
This does not need include an os, keyboard or mouse, or monitor.

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a b K Overclocking
March 2, 2014 9:46:40 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.69 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($162.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.96 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Antec TrueQuiet 120 35.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.98 @ PCM)
Case Fan: Antec TrueQuiet 120 35.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.98 @ PCM)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1156.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 12:46 EST-0500)

A nice yellow color scheme going on with the build. Sadly coudlnt find nice looking yellow case :( 
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March 2, 2014 2:42:09 PM

Looks goods, By why this over something like an amd build.
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a b K Overclocking
March 2, 2014 5:54:46 PM

there really isnt much difference between this and a amd build. AMD is great for bitcoin/mining rigs and good for gaming rigs. There wont be a big difference in price or parts, you will still get around the same parts. Plus the i7 is right now the best for video editing/rendering/animation which is what you are going to be doing. Sorry for the later response btw
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