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First Build Since 1999, Is it overkill?

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June 25, 2012 10:41:19 PM

Well i havent built a computer since i rebuilt a franken-i486 from old IBM ps/2 and various other computers.
tech has certainly changed since then. lol

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aMQY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aMQY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aMQY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($93.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($197.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($175.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1542.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


It will primarily be used for photoshop. Were can i cut down on costs? is the video card overkill? to much ram? etc.

Thanks all!

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June 25, 2012 10:51:38 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aPty

i got the ivy bridge since there is quick sync and it is a much faster way to render a video than using the CPU or a high end GPU

16gb of ram should be good enough for today's standards for video editing. if you think you need more in the future, get a 4x8gb kit

the video card you chose was kinda weak so i decided to go get the gtx670. it can do video editing or a lot of gaming

750w will be enough to power 2 670s in SLI in this system i put together

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June 25, 2012 10:52:32 PM

the c70 i heard had bad airflow so i went with the 500r just because it looks about the same. to save some more cost, you can get a 300r.

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June 25, 2012 11:11:20 PM

th case was somewhat of a filler till i decided. I want to keep this computer for a long time so that is why i went with the lga2011 and sabertooth for the warranty. i dont do any gaming whatsoever so do you think that the gtx 560 is still weak?
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June 25, 2012 11:29:22 PM

if you dont game, the 560 is enough for most people. for video rendering, id still go with ivy bridge because of quicksync


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June 25, 2012 11:45:21 PM

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios



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Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

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ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

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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+

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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

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ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

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EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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June 26, 2012 12:14:38 AM

you can always ask g-unit1111 for build advice. he does a lot of video editing and that sort
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July 3, 2012 12:32:36 AM

Best answer selected by lourendo.
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