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Need some help building a workstation PC.

Picking parts for a gaming system seems easy by comparison. Im never sure how much to cut without sacrificing performance. I Want it to be able to handle home office tasks, edit my podcasts, youtube uploads,I want it to be in the 900-1100 dollar range, if possible? and to feature a gtx 950 or 960 again if possible so I can occasionally game in 1080p.

Any input at all on cpu or mobo recommendations would be appreciated

thanks
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  1. Editing, streaming, multitasking, gaming, most anything you can throw at it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 V5 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus E3 PRO GAMING V5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($145.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($181.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.77 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1107.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-10 16:50 EDT-0400
  2. can i ask why you went with a xeon cpu instead of an i3 or i5?
  3. Best answer
    The new Skylake Xeon is a powerful CPU that can handle multiple demanding tasks at once. If you feel you don't need that level of performance the build can be adjusted for a lesser CPU and less memory if you want. I simply try to maximize performance for a given budget.
  4. No no, Im very greatful for your help. Thank you! I wasn't aware the xeon was a superior chip
  5. lieutenantfrost said:
    No no, Im very greatful for your help. Thank you! I wasn't aware the xeon was a superior chip


    It's basically an i7 CPU without built-in graphics or overclocking but will turbo to 3.9Ghz.
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