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Final Review on new 1500 $ build

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June 25, 2012 8:58:32 PM

Hey Everyone ! I've been doing research for the last couple days and I have put together what I think is a pretty good computer. It is for Video Editing ( after effects, premiere pro) Animation and 3D ( maya, 3ds max ), some audio work, some light gaming (starcraft 2) and general purpose. I plan to run 2 monitors. I would truly appreciate if you guys could look over my list here and tell me if it is good or if something should be changed before I buy.

CASE - Coolermaster HAF 912 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CPU - Intel i7 3770K ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

MOTHERBOARD - ASRock z77 extreme4 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

NOTE *** : I don't know if this is a good gpu for my system, I would appreciate some feedback on this

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

RAM - Geil EVO Corsa 16GB 2x8 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

COOLER - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )


I really appreciate any feedback ! :) 


June 25, 2012 9:08:03 PM

nice build

things i would change

a 670 is optional for your kind of build you can go cheaper with 660(when it comes out) a 7850, even a 6850 would be fine for starcraft 2

if anything i would put more space into the system hopefully you can find room for a 128GB SSD or at least a 64GB SSD to get better response time when you open such and such

try to get 2TB as projects fill up fast
June 25, 2012 9:37:28 PM

Thanks for your reply ! Do you think the 660 has the same performance as the 670 for After Effects and Maya ? Or is the CPU more important for that?

Good idea with the SSD and I'll probably add another hard drive !

:) 
June 26, 2012 1:20:50 AM

the workshop build i am thinking of, you will not have enough

it is mostly for hardcore taking in a 6 core processor that will handle things pretty well for your programs and gaming

660 might not have the same performance but it might be a cheaper investment compared to what your priorities are
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