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March 6, 2012 6:31:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: soonish, debating on waiting on windows 8 to release or not.
Budget Range: i'd like to stay under $1600usd
System Usage from Most to Least Important: photo/video editing, some gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, cd/dvd drive.. will all be upgraded at a later point.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: i'd like to make one transaction from newegg but if prices are right i'm willing to mix and match websites
Country: usa
Overclocking: maybe

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hello everyone, first time posting after coming across your page multiple times in researching for my pc build. hope i'm using the right format for posting here, and that i'm in the right section. this will be my first pc build so i'm a little hesitant about making these decisions alone. i'm wanting to do a build that will mostly revolve around photo and video editing with the occasional gaming. i don't have a full parts list so bear with me, as i'm open to suggestions and seeking help.

i haven't added any HD yet because i'm still looking into how SRT and if that would be something i'd benefit from. i will be wanting something in the 1TB range for storage though.
i don't have a video card selected because honestly, i'm pretty clueless about what i'm looking for. :??: 
haven't added a case or a PSU yet either, those will be the last couple things i add to my list.
here's a link below to my wishlist, if need be i will list each component out with link separately.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
there are two mobos in there, because again i know the basics but i'm not sure what i'm looking for in a specific build like this. and if i'm able to shell out that much cash for the higher end mobo and stay within my budget. thanks in advance. i appreciate any and all suggestions or pushes in the right directions.

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March 6, 2012 7:33:21 AM

i do suggest the i7 2600K (for over clocking and with it's hyper threading)
asus mobo z68
gpu:gtx560ti 1gb is good enough or if your using 2 or 3 monitor go with msi gtx560ti twin frozr II/OC 2gb version and sli them..
ram: g.skill ripjaws X 8gb (2x4GB)
psu: corsair ax850 850w 80plus gold or seasonic x-850 850w 80plus gold

i'll go look around new egg for these and try to find a good deal for them, and see what i can do to help you
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March 6, 2012 7:53:44 AM

Processor: 324.99$
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: 189.99$
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 46.99$
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: 239.99$>209.99$ after rebate (X2 in 2 way SLI)
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: 210.99$
SeaSonic X Series X-850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk Drive: 139.99$
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Solid Slate Drive: 169.99$
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chassis: 59.99$
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: 34.99$
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: 1,657.9$ Before Rebate> 1,597.9$ After Rebate

I have this system too and used the same thing except i have it on an i5 2500K and using MSi N560GTX-T Twin Frozr II/OC 2GB SLI
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March 6, 2012 7:55:16 AM

i do suggest a better case thought but the 300 is awesome as hell already....

and it sticks right into your budget, i would have put a noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler there but its out of your budget and with the case i doubt it would fit

oh btw i use a different case than the antec 300 with the same system and used a noctua nh-d14
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March 6, 2012 8:17:38 AM

unless OP is oc'ing (which is recommended and easy on a 2600k) he doesn't need the aftermarket cooler.

also, the psu is a bit overkill, unless OP is SLI'ing in the future. for a single card solution, a 550-600W PSU from any of the reputable manufacturers (Seasonic, Corsair, XFX etc.) should be ok.

other than that it's a pretty solid build that's well suited for video/photo editing as well as gaming.
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March 6, 2012 8:50:33 AM

well actually in my post its already gtx560ti in sli i forgot to put that and thank you for reminding me ^___^
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March 6, 2012 9:17:59 AM

but 2x 6870 will give him more bang for buck :D 

also these programs partially supports cuda so ur good to go
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March 6, 2012 9:26:44 AM

yeah i know but i like 560ti more but still its his call his pocket either way, all we can do is recommend stuff ^_^

well i did posted earlier somewhere that a 6870 sapphire at 169.99$>159.99$ after rebate is good if he didn't like gtx560ti 1gb so here at ts he can decide
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March 6, 2012 9:27:20 AM

while it does give more bang for buck, there's issues with microstuttering with xfire 68xx...*apparently*. but since you're mainly using the system for editing and not for gaming it shouldn't be too much of a concern.
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March 6, 2012 10:01:58 AM

and well msi gtx560ti twin frozr II/OC 1gb looks nice actually and sounds nice in my taste at least so i recommended him that one, but with the system above i put

since he did say he will do some gaming but with his budget and the build above, it would blow his work related stuff and gaming experience away.

it was like in my experience when i was playing star craft broodwar on my pentium 2 compaq built in PC, i thought it was the best pc around until i buy those HP pentium 4 already built pc, and then started assembling my own E6600 the gaming experience was mind blowing compared to my really old hp pavilion and pentium 2(which still works even right now it has broodwar and c&c tiberium sun for games and still plays them nicely)

but lets still keep him up with some nice builds i'll look around tigerdirect and see if i can find some sweet deals for him
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March 6, 2012 3:42:37 PM

thanks everyone for taking interest in my thread. @Tavo_Nova, thank you for putting in so much time into it especially. i was rather excited to see so many replies this morning. :bounce: 

in your component list i see that you've listed a 120GB SSD as well as a 1TB HDD, is this to take advantage of SRT? if so could you point me in a direction to get a better understanding of it? i understand what is does...kinda but i'd like to know how to set it up and be confident before my parts start showing up.

Tavo_Nova, what case are you using that the noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler fit into, as i may not O/C out of box will definitely be looking into it as a likely option so i may push my buget to include that. also i've read somewhere bc the cooler is so moster big and the ram is tall there might be fitting issues? are you having any having both?

@bennaye i'd like to go ahead and get the power now so i have options later to get additional cards and have enough power rather than having to upgrade card and psu

i will look into the graphic cards mentioned, thanks again for everyones input.


also i've read that people suggest NVIDIA for adobe products, how true is this and what reasoning is there behind it? would upgrading to a single 2gb graphics card be the same as running two 1gb cards sli? then adding another when i can? sorry :kaola: 





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