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April 29, 2014 8:52:18 AM

It's my first build and any help is much appreciated

Approximate Purchase Date: want to build soon

Budget Range: max 3000 CAD$ Before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing, adobe premiere pro, after effects etc.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: I have 2x Samsung 28’ 4k monitors

Additional Comments: want it to be upgradable

What I have so far for a parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3AGZP

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April 29, 2014 9:04:41 AM

You are spending a lot on some components, I think this build offers better value. Also, Adobe Creative Suite 6 uses OpenCL, which AMD does a better job with. This build will also allow you to add a second 290X should you want to.

I opted for a smaller SSD, and then a storage drive. Just use the SSD for your OS and Apps, and perhaps the project you are working on, put everything else on the HDD. Also this 840 Pro is faster.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($629.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($424.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($614.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $2644.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-29 12:04 EDT-0400)
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