hey new to this just purchased new setup

main use for

photoshop large format documents signs, car wraps, bill boards
3d logo design
slight video editing
gaming at ultra settings

wanna know if everything is compatible?
how smooth will it run?

any input would be great appreciate thanks!!!!!!

ASRock X79 Extreme4 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157282
Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814121624
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APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM
Item #: N82E16817148046
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Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
Item #: N82E16819115229
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CORSAIR DOMINATOR 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP12GX3M3A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145321
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HGST HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822145299
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AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995124
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Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution For the LGA2011 Socket
Item #: N82E16835203006
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Logitech K250 920-002825 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823126190
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Logitech Wireless Mouse M310 (910-001675) Silver 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104360
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XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811103011
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Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F180GB3-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  1. Really dislike your power supply. That is the one area of a build I am uncompromising. Stick with seasonic, antec, corsair, xfx, pcpc, flower... Thats the one thing that can really mess up your system.

    I also prefer air cooler than the intel liquid cooling option, but thats a personal preference...
  2. ^+1 on the power supply, stay away from oem psu's in general
    x79 supports quad channel not triple
    like this:
  3. I really don't see that a 2011 (Sandy Bridge E) system is worth the extra expenditure over an Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge system.

    I suggest you go back to an Ivy Bridge i7 processor (socket 1155) i7 3750!! With this I recommend a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3 (or UD5 if you want to splurge)

    8 or 16GB of Corsair or Gskill memory (DDR3 1600mhz)

    and upgrade the video card to a 7950 from AMD.

    ++ that Power Supply looks like garbage!! change it to a 650Watt Corsair TXV2 or Seasonic!!
  4. i thought with video editing you needed a nvidia card for a plug in on photo-shop to work.
  5. Au_equus said:
    ^+1 on the power supply, stay away from oem psu's in general
    x79 supports quad channel not triple
    like this:

    Does that mean my ram won't work?
  6. so my power supply is garbage

    read the comments seemed pretty good price

    will my triple channel men work on that board?

    and what graphic card works best on photoshop cs6?

    appreciate all the help i ordered it already but hoping i can make changes if need
  7. In the future I would suggest posting the question on these forums BEFORE you order the parts.

    The triple channel RAM will "work", just you will not get optimum performance out of it. X79 platform is designed for 4-channel RAM (with 4 sticks). If you buy another RAM stick of the same specifications as the triple channel kit you bought, that should work fine ... its always best to buy it in 4-channel (or 2channel for Sandy Bridge 1155) as the manufacturers can guarantee compatibility!

    I'm just going off the price, and the fact that I've have't heard of that PSU brand before. $40 for 700W seems too good to be true ... and it probably is! Corsair/Seasonic is always the safest option with PSUs!

    AMD and Adobe are currently working on GPU acceleration for all their apps (especially for the APUs) so if GPU support isn't already available with Photoshop/etc it soon will be!

    See if you can make changes if possible, if not ... everything will work if you plug it in ... just not necessarily the best value/performance!
  8. also, if you can return/cancel the ram, make sure to get 1.5/1.35 V modules as well as the quad channel au_equus pointed out
  9. smorizio said:
    i thought with video editing you needed a nvidia card for a plug in on photo-shop to work.

    AMD's 7900 cards are far faster than any Nvidia card for computer performance except for some Quadros and Teslas and even then... 7900 is dame fast and beats some Quadro/Tesla cards that are several times more expensive. Photoshop is already compatible with AMD cards through Direct Compute or OpenCL.
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