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Looking for help with a multipurpose system build

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July 5, 2014 9:22:21 AM

I am looking for assistance with a system build that can be used for hosting video editing, gaming, hosting virtual machines. I am looking at a $ 2500 budget.
I have not built a pc in the last 10 years
Things i am sure i need in the build

1.32 gig of memory
2. i7 processor
3. 120 gig sold state drive for os.
4. 200 plus gig solid state drive for apps
5. 2 tb drive or higher for media/storage etc.
6. 1.Radeon R9 290 video card.
7. Board that will allow crossfire of r9 card when i buy a second one i a few months.
8. Appropriate type of cooling for the spec
9. Case that is easy to do an build on.
10. Power supply good enough for expansion later.

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July 5, 2014 9:34:47 AM

ok Ill whip something up:

Here are some general stuff I will put into the build.

i7 4930K
32GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM
Samsun EVO SSD.

Ill get to the build.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2014 9:45:35 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dGpdrH

Here it is.

I highly recommend updating the BIOS on that motherboard quickly so you won't have any issues with the Ivy Bridge E CPU.

EDIT: Just changed a mobo in the build so click the new url to see the changes.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2014 10:11:45 AM

TechyInAZ said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dGpdrH

Here it is.

I highly recommend updating the BIOS on that motherboard quickly so you won't have any issues with the Ivy Bridge E CPU.

EDIT: Just changed a mobo in the build so click the new url to see the changes.


Looks good expect the part where he wants to crossfire later. 750w isn't going to xfire 290's.
Here's a good 850w XFX thats actually $5 less than the 750w corsair.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef...
Another good but more expensive option is the 1000W Evga G2
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100...
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2014 10:23:04 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ttPbCJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ttPbCJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($314.68 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($189.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($164.95 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) ($171.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $2408.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 5, 2014 11:30:32 AM

Wow i see a lot of mistakes i made already.
I see Windows 8.1 pro is the way to go.
The processor i picked was only quad core not 6 core.
What is the difference between going for a Mid or Full Tower case.
What is the difference in the R90 video cards. I see different options and prices.
1000w ps will be a safe bet for future upgrades.
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