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June 29, 2012 9:00:02 PM

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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June 29, 2012 9:12:39 PM

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.)
June 29, 2012 9:21:00 PM

+1 for the build above.
June 29, 2012 9:23:18 PM

Actually since you are not going to be gaming maybe you should go with a silent case
June 29, 2012 9:26:05 PM

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/ite...

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/ite...

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/ite...

If you plan to overclock, get a CPU cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

June 29, 2012 10:30:33 PM

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.
June 29, 2012 11:12:49 PM

Is the Fire Pro V5800 compatible with the Asus in the Wish List?
June 29, 2012 11:15:06 PM

I'm sorry I meant with the Intel 2600
June 29, 2012 11:18:39 PM

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.
July 3, 2012 11:35:01 PM

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.
July 4, 2012 12:00:45 AM

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.
July 4, 2012 1:09:57 AM

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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