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March 26, 2014 6:22:25 PM

So I am starting a new build for strictly video editing and productivity.
I would like to keep the total (tax included) away from $2500 as much as possible.

Here is the build I have so far let me know what you guys think! :D 

Processor: i7 4930k - 649.99 - (I think I'm good with this one)
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 ATX - 288.86 (asus p9x79-e ws dreamboard <3 but not necessary)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 1600 C9 low profile 16gb 4x4GB - 189.99 (maybe another kit to 32gb in the future)
Video Card: ASUS GTX 760 Direct CU II OC - 299.99 (upgrading to a quadro in the future but for now I thought a 760 would do the job just fine. I don't game at all)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - 65.99 ( just 1tb for upgrading in future)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - 89.99 (just a pure beast!)
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB - 104.99 (will upgrade in the future)
PSU: Corsair RM 750W - 139.99 (I believe 750w is enough for me. I don't plan on sli. I just want to replace my 760 with a quadro later on and I think a 750w will be good for that)
Case: Fractal Define r4 - 109.99 (Enough said...)
Software: Windows 8.1 64Bit OEM - 99.99

Sub-total: 2039.77
+tax
total: 2284.54
If I can make this any cheaper that would be great!

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March 26, 2014 6:38:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1963.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 21:40 EDT-0400)d

Switched a few things, and changed the GTX 760 to a 4GB version, better for video editing until you can get your Quadro.

Changed RAM to 2x8GB (Dual channel is more efficient) and it is faster at 1866MHz. Also you can just add in another set in the future if you feel the need to upgrade to 32GB of RAM, to make it 4x8GB.

Changed to Corsair H100i CPU Cooler because the DH-14 isn't compatible with the i7-4930K

Chose a 250GB SSD and a 2TB HDD

Changed the case, it really doesn't matter, but the Corsair 300r is a great case and it's cheaper.

Changed the PSU to an HX750, great quality.

Changed the Motherboard to the Asus Sabertooth X79 because it is a great LGA2011 Mobo and is just a bit more expensive than the one you had, but because I saved money in other areas, the final price is still lower.

And threw in a BlueRay burner
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March 26, 2014 6:45:38 PM

I think op build is better, for ram you'll want 4 sticks to take advantage of th 2011 board. But id personally go 4x8gb but 4x4 is perfect, dont need crazy timings either. air cooler vs the corsair, is all up to personal preference, both coolers great. Motherboard im with op on this one. Samsung ssd id go for 256gb as it gets eaten up quick. Video card id go for 770 for the extra cuda, get a seagate 3tb for $100 for all data storage, power supply both are good, and id recomend a blu ray burner for a build like this. Case is all personal preference as well.
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March 26, 2014 6:48:10 PM

Here is essentially your same build, but with some better prices and I was able to upgrade some pieces. Feel free to choose whichever case you want though. Also plenty of budget left to play with the storage as you wish, but I was able to fit in quad channel 1866Mhz C8 RAM, which will be blazing fast for your usage.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($243.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($354.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2180.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 21:47 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 6:59:16 PM

zemiak said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($170.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1963.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 21:40 EDT-0400)d

Switched a few things, and changed the GTX 760 to a 4GB version, better for video editing until you can get your Quadro.

Changed RAM to 2x8GB (Dual channel is more efficient) and it is faster at 1866MHz. Also you can just add in another set in the future if you feel the need to upgrade to 32GB of RAM, to make it 4x8GB.

Changed to Corsair H100i CPU Cooler because the DH-14 isn't compatible with the i7-4930K

Chose a 250GB SSD and a 2TB HDD

Changed the case, it really doesn't matter, but the Corsair 300r is a great case and it's cheaper.

Changed the PSU to an HX750, great quality.

Changed the Motherboard to the Asus Sabertooth X79 because it is a great LGA2011 Mobo and is just a bit more expensive than the one you had, but because I saved money in other areas, the final price is still lower.

And threw in a BlueRay burner


Good build I also forgot to mention I am in Canada and I think some of these are US prices sorry about that.
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March 26, 2014 7:11:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($636.98 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($329.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($194.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.50 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($339.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($104.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $2255.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 22:00 EDT-0400)

This is what it will look like in Canada, I can change it up to keep the price closer to $2000 if you'd like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($636.98 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($52.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($254.35 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($174.37 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.50 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($339.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($104.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $2102.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 22:10 EDT-0400)

Couldn't get it much cheaper, of course go with the first build if you don't mind spending the extra $150, it is still well under your $2500 budget.
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