Adobe CS5/World of Warcraft system $1,300

Hello everyone, I thank you for all the time and answers to previous posters. I've spent a lot of time here reading and learning. I wasn't going to post my build or ask for advice but changed my mind this morning while back here reading and learning more.

The listed parts are already in route so if I've made a major faux pas or there's a different part that I should consider then I'll deal with it after hearing your feedback. Total cost was just over $1,300, with shipping from NewEgg.

My main use will be Adobe CS5 and World of Warcraft. I know this is overbuild for WOW (the only game I play) but wanted a build that would allow me to use the GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro. There are few Adobe-certified GPU cards for this, here's the link

Without getting into the Quadro cards I only had two options. I've seen some comments about hacking other cards to to allow this but don't want to get into this myself. I think would reach beyond what i'm comfortable doing.

I have the basics; mouse, keypad, moniter, speakers, printer. They are fine, but I might retire one of my two moniters for a new one.

I'm not sure about overclocking at this time but want to look into it more. How much will it help for these uses?

I'm keeping my options open on the adding of a second video card at a later date.

I am not a computer tech but do know more then the general public and have no worries about building this myself. I look forward to your feedback, good or bad, thanks.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two V3

CPU - Intel i5-2500K

MOBO - MSI - P67A-GD65

Video card - MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5

Memory - Kingston HyperX 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Hard drive - Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Power supply - Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W


Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Again thanks for your feedback.
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  1. Not sure how you are going to get a card that is out of stock, but the 5870 is a better card at a lower (-$50) price. If you are a Nvidia architecture follower, I would suggest:

    The RAM is a different issue. SB uses DDR3 memory, but in 2 or 4 slot forms, not like the older i7s that used it in 3 channel sets (3 or 6). So I would change that to a 2 x 4Gb or something like that. Look at the picture of your Mobo (which is also coincidentally out of stock). You see the two black and the two blue slots?

    Additionally, your chosen Mobo supports SATA 6 and you chose a fast spinning SATA 3. For equivalent speed and less cost with a larger capacity, I would suggest something like this drive:

    That lowers your cost $70 and gives you 1Tb at double the transfer speed. The lower cost difference of those items could bump you into the next GPU level, such as a 570 or 6970.
  2. or coincidentally, up to a 2600k, which will really help in CS5.
  3. Thanks, the "out of stock" items were in stock when I ordered.
  4. I noticed the SATA problem after posting. I'll order a SATA 6 and get it on the way here and return the 3 after it arrives. Thanks for the memory info, I'll order a 4th to fill that the last slot.
  5. Oh, you already ordered? That's too bad. Probably should've waited a bit. Here's my RAM recommendation. It would save you $65 and is designed for your Computer architecture.
  6. LOL, I couldn't stop myself from pulling the trigger on the order when I was ready. I know, it would have been better to wait for feedback, but I have no problem returning and exchanging something.
  7. I don't think you would see the difference in the Sata drive you are getting and the
    one for Sata 6 The only real way you would see a speed increase would be going to an ssd. Maybe a few numbers difference in testing but real world difference not a whole lot. With a mechanical drive you really wont hit anything higher than the sata 3gbs Potential.
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