Am I on right track with items on Wish List

Proposed purchase date: July 2012
Budget range:$1250 after rebates
System usage: Photo editing, viewing films and streaming radio. Possible TV viewing.
Parts not needed: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred website for parts: Tiger Direct
Counyry: USA
Parts preferences: CPU: Intel MoBo: Asus Hard drive: Western Digital PSU: Corsair Memory: Corsair
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor resolution: My monitor is the Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070 (CRT).
I do not know its settings. I will likely use 1280x1024 or 1920x1080. Whatever is best for projects being worked on.
Additional comments: I am seeking to buy a full sized tower that provides reasonable quiet, adequate cooling and a smooth build and upgrade ease.

I have enclosed my Wish List on file with Tiger Direct. What are your thoughts?
Would there be any changes suggested? Thanks

Your Wish List: FAW Desktop


Your Wish List has 8 Item(s).
Wish List Item Description Price Qty


ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, WiFi-N, SLI/CrossFireX
Available
Price: $188.97
Item # A455-2036




Corsair HX850W 850w Modular Power Supply - Single Rail, 80 Plus Silver
Available
Price: $159.99*
Item # C13-2511




Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
Available
Price: $109.99
Item # C13-5724




EVGA 02G-P3-1529-KR GeForce GT 520 Video Card - 2GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual-Link DVI-I, HDMI, VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile
Available
Price: $59.99*
Item # E145-0526




Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail
Available
Price: $289.99*
Item # I69-2600K




Lite-On IHAS424-98 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, Lightscribe
Available
Price: $34.99
Item # L12-1350




ThermalTake VN700M1W2N Overseer RX-I Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX, Micro-ATX, Extend ATX, 3 Ext 5.25", 1 Ext 3.5", 5 Int 3.5", 2x 200mm LED Fans, 1x 120mm Fan, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA, Window
Available
Price: $99.99*
Item # T925-7006




Western Digital WD2002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 2TB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 64MB
Available
Price: $184.99*
Item # TSD-2000WD2
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  1. You can definitely do better for that for $1250. Try this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.98 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.49 @ B&H)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.28 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.74 @ CompUSA)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1297.36
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  2. +1 for the build above.
  3. Actually since you are not going to be gaming maybe you should go with a silent case
  4. The DVD drive is oddly expensive. It shouldn't cost you more than $25 and that same brand costs $18 at Newegg.

    Consider getting a midtower like Cooler Master 912. It will still have plenty of room for expansion.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6531504&CatId=1509

    The PSU is definitely overkill. Your build will not need more than 350W with a GT 520.
    XFX 450S
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1143934&CatId=5430

    Then you can put the money you saved into a better GPU for your photo editing, like a 7770.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2048679&Sku=M452-7770

    If you plan to overclock, get a CPU cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1247762&CatId=798
  5. coper210 said:
    Actually since you are not going to be gaming maybe you should go with a silent case


    I was going to put a Fire Pro V5800 in there but after playing around on PC Part Picker I realized that wasn't going to happen with a 3770K.
  6. Is the Fire Pro V5800 compatible with the Asus in the Wish List?
  7. I'm sorry I meant with the Intel 2600
  8. fawmaine said:
    Is the Fire Pro V5800 compatible with the Asus in the Wish List?


    Yes it will work. As long as your motherboard has 1 x PCI 2.0 x 16 slot you should be good.
  9. g-unit1111 said:
    Yes it will work. As long as your motherboard has 1 x PCI 2.0 x 16 slot you should be good.

    I am sorry for not getting back sooner. Been busy. I wanted to thank you for the build you suggested. I am not to computer literate and am not sure I am up to the task of maintenance of a system with a SSD drive. I would like to tell you a little about the use I will be putting a computer to. I will be scanning a small file of 35 mm and medium format film at fairly high resolution, editing will primarily be cleaning up files that have spots,etc. I also will be working with digital files. I at this time don't make prints larger than 13x19" I wanted a large hard drive for storage of the edited film, possible downloaded movies and music, and paper documents. I would like this build to hold up for 5 to 10 years. At 72 I don't expect to build another system. I have a early version of Photoshop (v7), Elements v9 and Corel Paintshop ProX4. I would like your thoughts as to whether the proposed systems are more than what I need should I not expand my capabilities. I will look forward to your response. Maybe others on the forum will offer their input. Thanks.
  10. fawmaine said:
    I am sorry for not getting back sooner. Been busy. I wanted to thank you for the build you suggested. I am not to computer literate and am not sure I am up to the task of maintenance of a system with a SSD drive. I would like to tell you a little about the use I will be putting a computer to. I will be scanning a small file of 35 mm and medium format film at fairly high resolution, editing will primarily be cleaning up files that have spots,etc. I also will be working with digital files. I at this time don't make prints larger than 13x19" I wanted a large hard drive for storage of the edited film, possible downloaded movies and music, and paper documents. I would like this build to hold up for 5 to 10 years. At 72 I don't expect to build another system. I have a early version of Photoshop (v7), Elements v9 and Corel Paintshop ProX4. I would like your thoughts as to whether the proposed systems are more than what I need should I not expand my capabilities. I will look forward to your response. Maybe others on the forum will offer their input. Thanks.


    Maintaining an SSD is not that difficult - just don't run anything that drastically distorts the drives' read-write times and don't load it over 80% capacity.

    That configuration I put up gives you a second 1TB hard drive that will give you plenty of room for additional storage. You can always add / remove drives as your needs change.
  11. Thank you for the quick reply. I may not be online too much longer tonight. I have a early start tomorrow. have a safe fourth.
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