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June 3, 2012 10:14:18 PM

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this building PC universe, so i wanted to check with you guys. I'm going to be using my computer mostly for video editing, 3d softwares like maya and 3Ds max, also 2d like photoshop and illustrator, and some gaming involved whenever i have the chance. So, having that in mind this is the build i came up with, but i'm not sure if everything it's compatible and if it's thee right for what I'm looking for.

CPU: Intel Core I5 2500K
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500...

MOBO: ASUS Deluxe Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V DELUXE
http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Intel-Motherboard-P8Z77-V-...

PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold 850-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-850AX

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-850-Watt-Cer...

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100312-3L

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Ex...

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-Memory-...

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-D...

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDMI cable: Mediabridge Ultra Series - High Speed HDMI Cable With Ethernet - (25 Feet) - Category 2 Certified - Supports 3D & Audio Return Channel [Latest HDMI Version Available]

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Ultra-Series-Certifie...

Thanks! :) 

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June 3, 2012 10:43:26 PM

There is no need to fill out a form, the description is good enough.

One of the only things I would really be worried about would be the RAM possibly sucking a whole lot.

The Vengance RAM has stupidly large heat spreaders of worthlessness, which have had issues with some aftermarket CPU coolers. I doubt the Hyper 212 would butt up against them, but you might want to check into the dimensions of the RAM, motherboard, and CPU cooler to verify that.

Another thing is just that $270 is just entirely too much for anybody to spend on a motherboard.

All a motherboard does is move a 1 or 0 from Device A to device B, that is it. If you boil it down to the absolute basics that is what its job is. A more expensive board really doesn't do that basic job any better most of the time.

If you don't think you need the extra features you see when you compare it to a $120 motherboard, you probably don't.

Another thing, you chose a 2500k processor which is a good processor, but it lacks hyper threading. Hyper threading has been shown to be very helpful when using high end graphics editing programs. The 2600k has Hyper Threading so it is a lot better when using those programs and I mean a lot better.

If you spent $100 less on a motherboard and $100 more to get a 2600k, you would come out WAY ahead in the balance.

- Edit - Here is a link to a direct comparison so you can make up your own mind for 2500k vs 2600k by looking at real world numbers with programs like 3DS Max and stuff.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=288

The 3DS Max SPECapc Radiosity test shows a reduction of 10.5 sec down to 8.5 sec which is almost 20% better. I think you would really feel the difference in productivity over long periods of time.
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