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June 26, 2012 11:45:12 PM

Hello everyone !

I am new to building computers, and this would be my very first build ever, so bear with me ...

This PC would be primarily for video editing ( premiere pro, after effect ) and 3d and animation work ( Maya, 3Ds max, cinema 4d ) And I will do some light gaming on it as well ( starcraft, tf2 ). If you could give me any feedback or suggestions I would truly appreciate it ! :) 

budget was about 1300$ excluding monitors and keyboards and stuff like that


PARTS :


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 SuperClocked GTX 570 HD( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

NOTE *** Is this a good gpu?

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... )

Thanks for any input !

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June 27, 2012 12:07:28 AM

That's a good start but could use a bit of tweaking before it's perfected:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1316.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

With this build the GPU will allow for multiple displays better than the 570 will, the PSU is far better, and the Blu Ray burner will allow you to backup your work with better flexibility. If you don't need the BD-R burner you can get a cheapo 24X DVD burner and come in under $1300.
June 27, 2012 2:16:52 AM

The main reason I chose a nVidia card was the CUDA cores for all of my adobe products ... is this the right choice ? And what is the difference with the motherboard that you changed? And how much power do you think I would need in W ? Sorry for all the questions, and thank you for your help!
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June 27, 2012 5:58:56 AM

neongreen said:
The main reason I chose a nVidia card was the CUDA cores for all of my adobe products ... is this the right choice ? And what is the difference with the motherboard that you changed? And how much power do you think I would need in W ? Sorry for all the questions, and thank you for your help!


1, Adobe software should not be GPU specific.

2. They're about the same - you could pick either one and be fine, I have that same motherboard. It works. I like it.

3. 650W will be able to handle any single modern GPU - up to and including the 680 and 690. If you'll be going SLI/Crossfire you'll want 750W.
June 28, 2012 12:33:08 AM

I really thought Adobe preferred Nvidia ( just from reading these forums )

Thanks for all your help!
June 28, 2012 12:45:00 AM

neongreen said:
I really thought Adobe preferred Nvidia ( just from reading these forums )

Thanks for all your help!


Actually let me clarify that - most Adobe *USERS* prefer NVIDIA but that doesn't mean that you can't use ATI / AMD cards.

I use a lot of Adobe products with ATI Fire Pro video cards - never seen this problem. NVIDIA GPUs have a few extra instructions like CUDA that make things easier but otherwise either one is fine.
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