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May 12, 2012 6:21:57 PM

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=N82E168... Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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!
May 12, 2012 6:35:35 PM

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
May 12, 2012 6:54:18 PM

Thanks for the tips and yeah i admit the case is a bit much but it looked really cool haha
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May 12, 2012 6:57:14 PM

If you have the budget to spend that much on a case you can probably afford to do a lot more inside the box.
May 12, 2012 7:00:11 PM

yeah your probably what would you suggest i upgrade instead of the case?
May 12, 2012 7:19:47 PM

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.
May 12, 2012 7:27:03 PM

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
May 12, 2012 7:32:13 PM

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.
May 12, 2012 7:36:52 PM

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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.
May 12, 2012 7:45:23 PM

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
May 12, 2012 7:47:45 PM

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.
May 12, 2012 7:50:54 PM

mmilner1 said:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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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