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May 3, 2012 9:49:59 PM

Hey guys I'm building a PC for my girlfriend for mostly workstation use with things like AutoCAD, Adobe, and other 3D modeling and video editing software. Probably won't be used for heavy gaming any time soon, but I may use it. Looking to make sure all the parts I put together are a good fit and a good price.

I'm at $1400 or so right now, trying to get it down a little bit if possible without compromising quality.

Parts not needed: HDD and Case

SLI: No

Will probably want to use dual-monitors in the future, one is good enough for now.

Trying to stay on Newegg for parts.
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$120 - Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$210 - GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Went with it for 2GB memory
$125 - PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR $120 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$320 - CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139- SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$180 - Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$84 RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 2x for 16gb
$25 - Mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$18 - CDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20 - Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100 - OS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$34 - Speakers - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total = $1,374.87 before shipping or the keyboard.



That's everything I'm planning on getting, I believe, except the keyboard that's out of stock. Anywhere that I messed up or could do better?

I said $1200 because I know every budget on here goes over when people post builds, and I'm including things that aren't usually included in the builds.

Thanks guys.

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May 3, 2012 10:02:05 PM

overclock?
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May 3, 2012 10:11:40 PM

Oops, sorry I doubt she'll ever need to overclock it.
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May 3, 2012 10:16:04 PM

What case do you have?
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May 3, 2012 10:25:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores 1.25GB Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 560W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.71 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP ZR2040w 20.0" Monitor ($177.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1208.22
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-03 18:22 EDT-0400)

3770 because you doubt she will ever overclock.
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 because it is a pretty good mobo with quite a few features.
16GB RAM because this is a workstation.
560Ti 448 because it is a good graphics card, and has CUDA.
SeaSonic SS-560KM PSU because you are not going to SLI, and because SeaSonic PSUs are pretty much as good as they get.
HP ZR2040w because it is a 1920x1080 IPS monitor.
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May 3, 2012 11:00:51 PM

uvb, I've already picked out most of the cards that I would like, but I want to make sure I'm not missing any deals or picking bad parts. Thank you for the help, but I'm not looking to revamp my entire build. I also need peripherals like speakers/kb/mouse etc. I have my "wishlist" on the first post with the items I'm looking at. If you could look those over it would be more helpful. Thanks!
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May 3, 2012 11:09:55 PM

Hey--that wish list was not accessible to me. I think it might be saved within your account, or something. Can you just post the parts separately in plain text so we can take a look?
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May 3, 2012 11:16:02 PM

I made it public, but I guess it didn't work. Give me a minute to write them all out.
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May 3, 2012 11:49:33 PM

a 560Ti 448 can give you 570 performance.
If you haven't bought any of these parts yet, I think you can get something better.
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May 3, 2012 11:58:16 PM

also what case are you using?
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May 3, 2012 11:59:47 PM

I haven't bought them yet, except the case and HDD, which aren't listed. I just threw these together for her to look at before I went to bed last night. She bought some NZXT case on her own for about $70, I'm not sure which case it is, but there's plenty of room in it for big cards and such.
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May 4, 2012 12:03:58 AM

You seem to have forgotten a keyboard.
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May 4, 2012 12:18:37 AM

I'm sticking with intel. I would much prefer to give her a future proof machine. I'm really only looking to see if these parts are capable of what I'm looking to do. Is the GPU good for video editing? Is the psu solid enough for everything? The ram good enough? Will that mobo support all of the things I'm looking for? Are these the best deals or should I go with an ASRock or Asus mobo? Should I get a 68xx gpu instead? Etc.
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May 4, 2012 12:19:09 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G45 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.49 @ CompUSA)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.98 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($116.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($227.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 560W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.71 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($47.94 @ B&H)
Total: $1310.58
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-03 20:17 EDT-0400)
Nothing wrong with a Z68 on a Ivy Bridge. No GPU actually fills up PCI-E 2.0 x16, and this board can SLI/CF if you want to.
Mouse is bundled with Keyboard.
SeaSonic PSUs are the best.
Crucial M4 is one of the most reliable SSDs.
7850 can be swapped for a 570/560ti 445
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May 4, 2012 12:21:13 AM

Well, 450W is what you need (with 30% capacitator aging), so this is 110W headroom. The Ivy Bridge CPUs are very power efficient. I respect your choice for Intel, so i just found better motherboard deals.
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May 4, 2012 12:30:46 AM

OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8H77-V $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 $209.99
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681413066...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB SSD $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if she is using this more for a "hobby" or part time employment then:
Intel Core i5-3550 $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL $1282.89

if it is for a full time professional environment then:
Intel Core i7-3770 $319.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL $1382.89

and yes i know the RAM is listed a a quad channel for a X79 but it will work and got and excellent review for performance benchmarking at rendering
DDR3-1600 Memory Performance

pick up a keyboard and mouse from a local business near you. sorry i am over budget.
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May 4, 2012 12:31:30 AM

UVB076 said:
Well, 450W is what you need (with 30% capacitator aging), so this is 110W headroom. The Ivy Bridge CPUs are very power efficient. I respect your choice for Intel, so i just found better motherboard deals.


sorry that is a MYTH.
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May 4, 2012 12:36:38 AM

Barracuda Green isn't really that good
http://www.johansondielectrics.com/technical-notes/gene...
SeaSonic PSUs are still better (My brother has one, it is super quiet even on full load (His is literally the same one except 850W))
You don't need PCI-E 3.0
7850>560
Stock cooler would do if you're not overclocking
You didn't include a mouse/keyboard.
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May 4, 2012 12:46:18 AM

UVB076 said:
Barracuda Green isn't really that good
http://www.johansondielectrics.com/technical-notes/gene...
SeaSonic PSUs are still better (My brother has one, it is super quiet even on full load (His is literally the same one except 850W))
You don't need PCI-E 3.0
7850>560
Stock cooler would do if you're not overclocking
You didn't include a mouse/keyboard.

1. doesn't matter it is for storage not performance. the SSD takes care of that:) 
2. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304617-28-electrolyti...
EDIT btw, ceramic capacitors are NOT in a PSU.
http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/capacitor/cap_2.htm...
3. seasonic are excellent PSUs and twice the price.
4. it is better for the future to CYOA and have pci 3.0
5. yes it is for 25% more cost it should be better :) 
6. again CYOA and do not rely on a stock cooler.
7. now your being pathetic and picky. u mad?
now how about the OP makes some points and inquiries since its his build?

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May 4, 2012 11:46:54 AM

Anonymous said:
OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8H77-V $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 $209.99
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681413066...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB SSD $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if she is using this more for a "hobby" or part time employment then:
Intel Core i5-3550 $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL $1282.89

if it is for a full time professional environment then:
Intel Core i7-3770 $319.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL $1382.89

and yes i know the RAM is listed a a quad channel for a X79 but it will work and got and excellent review for performance benchmarking at rendering
DDR3-1600 Memory Performance

pick up a keyboard and mouse from a local business near you. sorry i am over budget.


Thank you for the reply. She will be using this in college and for work afterwards, so I think I'll go with the i7 overall.

Now I chose corsair for the PSU because I've heard they make quality power supplies. I'm unsure of the wattage or who makes the best PSUs. I use a Kingwin and it's already died.

I'm not great with motherboards, but I like Gigabyte's quality so I grabbed one of those. What makes the Asus any better for this build?

I've heard great things about the Sandisk SSD I got. It uses the new toggle nand and has great speeds from the reviews I've seen. How's the Mushkin?

Out of all the parts I picked, they all work together, right? I believe they should.
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May 4, 2012 3:00:53 PM

general rule of (my) thumb is a 550 watt PSU is enough to run any single gfx card solution. also i look at idle load where the rig sits at more than a full load. PSUs running below 15% load run inefficiently and get warmer and heat is not good.

there are a few online PSU calculators i believe they do overestimate but not by an outrageous amount.
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

color me an ASUS fanboy :)  there is nothing wrong with the gigabyte board, they also make quality components.

the munchkins have been recommended for quite some time.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-storage-value,3...
though it does seem that marvell controllers are the "flavor of the week"
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/plextor-m3-crucial-...
maybe give a read to both articles so you may make an informed decision :) 

looks like a great rig . .i might be jelly :lol: 
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May 6, 2012 11:35:20 AM

Best answer selected by MajorAdvantage.
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May 6, 2012 11:35:35 AM

Thank you for the help, everyone. I figured out what I'm going with.
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