I am thinking about creating pc with new parts. I will be using this computer for some gaming but mostly Adobe Creative Suite, editing videos will be a part of it- but mostly I will be using Photoshop/Illustrator.
I don't want to go OVERBOARD on the budget but I do want to make sure I get solid parts.
One of the biggest annoyances for me is choosing a motherboard, because sockets change really quickly...and these new Intel mobos, P67, H67, Z68, are just a huge pain in the ass to choose from. You always end up getting one feature but not the other. \
On the P67 you can OC the cpu but not the gpu, on the Z68 you can OC both but many boards do not take advantage of the integrated graphics in the new i7 cpus.
All the new Z68's seem to be lacking in 3-4 16x-8x PCIe slots.
This is an idea of what I am thinking of getting. By the way, some of these parts are being reused.
Chassis: Azza Hurrican 2000 - $150
CPU: i5 2500k - $180
Harddrive: Reused Seagate Sata III, 3gb/s, 7200rpm 1 TB HD. (I've got 3 of them around).
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 570. -$300-350$ - Down the line I want the option of doing 2-3way SLI.
RAM: -$100 Really depends on the mobo I choose. I want everything to mesh together well- compatability issues ftl).
PSU: Silverstone ST1500w - Reused from a different system.
It seems that if I want decent PCI-e slots p67 is my answer. I'd perfect the ability to OC my GPU with a z68 mobo but as of now I haven't seen any products that hit the spot.
Is it worth waiting for newer technology? It is not imperative that I purchase this cpu immediately.
The Adobe Suite products do not take advantage of multiple GPUs - only go that route if you use a large number of monitors. In terms of GPU, the most critical factor is memory on the GPU - just to keep in mind.
I would highly recommend considering 16GB Ram or more for the system.
The greatest performance increase, specifically for Photoshop, will be to grab a couple smaller HDDs and set up RAID 0. Put nothing on these drives, and use that for your scratch disk.
You would also find the i7-2600k more beneficial to production, if you can fit that in your budget (the i5-2500k is still an amazing CPU if not).
The ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z is making my mouth water. My only other question is really whether or not this graphics card that I want to get will fit in my case.
Will the Azza Hurrican 2000 be able to hold this card comfortably?
I am pretty settled on getting a GTX 570 but which kind is the best? I want one with a different heat sink on because ive had bad experiences with stock heat sinks.
what about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-127-...
if you guys are aware of some better options I would love to hear them.
PS. The ASUS maxumus extreme -z will fit into the Azza Hurrican 2000 correct? >_<;;