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System Build Help: New High End Gaming/Photography/Video/App Developer PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 Weeks

Budget Range: $2000 - $5000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Most usage will be with Application Development and Photography/Video Editing with gaming thrown in here and there.

Parts Not Required: Complete new build, all parts required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.com/newegg.com/amazon.com/fryselectronics.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: SSD HDD 1TB or greater; Only other preference I have is newer technology that will not be obsolete in a couple months.....may take 6 months to be obsolete instead;)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this is

Monitor Resolution: Prefer 4 k for photo/video editing
Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
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    If I had that budget, my build would look something like this
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($372.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock X99 OC Formula EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($263.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($316.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($528.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($528.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($148.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($134.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer B286HK ymjdpprz 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Micro Center)
    Monitor: Acer B286HK ymjdpprz 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Micro Center)
    Monitor: Acer B286HK ymjdpprz 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($399.99 @ Micro Center)
    Keyboard: Cherry MX-Board 3.0 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($92.98 @ PCM)
    Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn Wired Optical Mouse ($61.69 @ Amazon)
    Total: $3995.17
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-07 08:29 EDT-0400

    edit - I'd add some hard drives or SSD's yet for more storage but I don't know what your storage ideas are
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($564.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($130.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($545.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($527.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($575.91 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($575.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 900D ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($99.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($599.99 @ Best Buy)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($60.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $4842.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-07 09:25 EDT-0400
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