Noob PC build needing tips and suggestions

Hey, i am looking into building a PC for Gaming/digital painting
Though i assume any computer that can handle games can run Photoshop or other programs without trouble
current build list is: CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355 RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180 PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066 Video card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625 case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192 I know i'm missing 1 or 2 things but thats the main parts but suggestions on the others will be appreciated thanks for the help in advance! sorry if it's a long winded post!
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  1. if you are doing a hardcore photoshop you can go for a i7 with hyper threading if gaming is more of a priority then i5 will save you some extra cash

    case is overkill if you want a cool looking case i recommend this one
    500R white with ASrock extreme 4

    PSU:seasonic 620
    will do all your needs for 1 GPU

    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB @ 1600
    this one looks better the MOBO i chose for you and your ram has very high heatsinks that will block an after market cooler which i suggest going for

    Heatsink fan: go for a hyper 212 evo

    videocard: try to find one that is newer.(if gaming is the priority anyways) try to find the budget to get a 7850 that will last you quite a while

    now for a more photoshop build i recommend going with an i7 and more than 8GB of ram and that would be it
  2. Thanks for the tips and yeah i admit the case is a bit much but it looked really cool haha
  3. If you have the budget to spend that much on a case you can probably afford to do a lot more inside the box.
  4. yeah your probably what would you suggest i upgrade instead of the case?
  5. I'd upgrade the PSU and GPU. And I'd get the ASRock z77 extreme4. They've dropped the price to match that Biostar and I just cant find any reason why you would buy the Biostar over the ASRock anymore.

    The ASRock is actually cheaper with free shipping.
  6. well im pretty new to building pc's so i dont know whats better than what at the moment and didnt know of the ASRock but thanks i'll definitely take whats been suggested into consideration
  7. Well... are you going to SLI/Xfire?

    For gaming you want to get the best card you can afford. Right now for budget its pretty much AMD with the 7850 or a step below with the 6870. Anything more expensive than the 7850 and you'll want to stick with nvidia 6XX series.

    Depending on if you are going to SLI/Xfire will effect the size of the PSU. But I'd look for at least 80+ bronze.
  8. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387556

    Microcenter has a really sweet deal right now motherboard $114 if you buy the i5. GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard, is one of the recommended midrange boards. I have an 17-950 and have been contemplating upgrading and this maybe too much to pass on.
  9. cbsevenfifty said:
    Well... are you going to SLI/Xfire?

    For gaming you want to get the best card you can afford. Right now for budget its pretty much AMD with the 7850 or a step below with the 6870. Anything more expensive than the 7850 and you'll want to stick with nvidia 6XX series.

    Depending on if you are going to SLI/Xfire will effect the size of the PSU. But I'd look for at least 80+ bronze.


    im going with SLI
  10. Griffin_01 said:
    im going with SLI


    Then you are going to want to get a 750W+ PSU, might be able to get away with 650W if you are going to get 7850's.

    Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, XFX are some quality brands.
  11. mmilner1 said:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387556

    Microcenter has a really sweet deal right now motherboard $114 if you buy the i5. GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard, is one of the recommended midrange boards. I have an 17-950 and have been contemplating upgrading and this maybe too much to pass on.


    ah sweet thanks!
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