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July 6, 2014 4:22:49 PM

This is going to be my first build for a PC. I will be using this computer for playing games like DayZ and video editing with After Effects. I am wondering if these specs would be able to do that. Also, are they compatible with each other? If you guys have any suggestions on things I should change please tell me.

My Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mKRNgs

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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 4:31:50 PM

Are you using CS6 or Creative Cloud?

CS6 needs CUDA while CC can use AMD for Open CL

Get a better cooler

Haswell is better and Xeon E3 has 4c+hyper threading like i7 but cheaper

stuck with R9 280 for now

cheaper but still reliable ram

larger HDD but same price

larger PSU but good quality as made by Seasonic

your case is pretty pricy so might want to change that

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1076.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 6, 2014 4:34:02 PM

You had some last gen stuff for no reason, when you could get current gen stuff for cheaper. And you were gettinga 750gb HDD when you could get a 1tb for cheaper as well:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.78 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($158.12 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1113.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 4:38:02 PM

Full build with SSD and cheaper case
Went for a R 290
You can drop to a R9 280X to stick with your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1226.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 6, 2014 7:59:44 PM

stickmansam said:
Are you using CS6 or Creative Cloud?

CS6 needs CUDA while CC can use AMD for Open CL

Get a better cooler

Haswell is better and Xeon E3 has 4c+hyper threading like i7 but cheaper

stuck with R9 280 for now

cheaper but still reliable ram

larger HDD but same price

larger PSU but good quality as made by Seasonic

your case is pretty pricy so might want to change that

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1076.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thanks for the suggestions! This will definitely help me :D 

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July 6, 2014 8:00:39 PM

stickmansam said:
Full build with SSD and cheaper case
Went for a R 290
You can drop to a R9 280X to stick with your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1226.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thanks!
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July 6, 2014 8:02:20 PM

James Mason said:
You had some last gen stuff for no reason, when you could get current gen stuff for cheaper. And you were gettinga 750gb HDD when you could get a 1tb for cheaper as well:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.78 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($158.12 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1113.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thank you for the help. I will use some of these suggestions.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 8:02:25 PM

good luck!
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