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Need help with a new build programming/ SharePoint/Photoshop/Video

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August 5, 2012 11:38:18 PM

Approximate purchase date: between August 2012 till April 2013

Budget Range: $2,000 to $3000 after rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming (SharePoint/Photoshop/VS), Streaming, Gaming, Photo Editing, Video Editing .

Parts Not Required: I need everything, I'm building this computer from the scratch.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: The cheapest with the best service

Country: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel i7 Quad core, Blue ray/DVD/CD Read and writer

Overclocking: no experience neither full understanding

SLI or Crossfire: no experience neither full understanding


Additional Comments: My previous computer lasted about 5 years but was so limited from year 2 with upgrades (memory, processor etc). I want my new build to last as well another 5-6 and be as upgradable as possible to extend it's life.

I did some research and i built this config based on ratings and price, but i am not sure if it will satisfy all my needs and maybe i am overpaying for items that i may not need or i might be missing some crucial component . Please help and thanks in advance

Config:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($399.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($266.74 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 1.25GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($166.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($261.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($95.94 @ Adorama)
Monitor: Samsung S24B350HL 23.6" Monitor ($249.95 @ Mac Connection)
Keyboard: Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard ($113.13 @ B&H)
Mouse: Logitech V470 Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse ($36.85 @ B&H)
Total: $2845.83
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-05 19:37 EDT-0400)
August 6, 2012 5:57:29 AM

That's a pretty good build (love the case choice). However there's a few suggestions I would make:

- You'll never use 1250W. That's way more power than you'll ever need. Even 2 x 680 won't even come close to using 750W. You could drop that to a 750W and save about $150 that way. Try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- The sound card isn't needed. You can drop that.

- Switch out your RAM - any RAM over 1600MHz is going to be useless, you won't use the advertised speeds. Try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- There's also no reason to purchase a WD Velociraptor HD. They're simply not worth the premiums they advertise. This would be a far better setup:
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- And then drop the liquid cooler. The Corsair H100 is at the very low end of the liquid cooling spectrum. Either use a real liquid loop or don't do one at all. Get this instead - it will give you the same results as an H100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Why would you purchase a wireless mini keyboard? That's meant as a remote control for HTPC systems - you won't be able to use that for anything. Get a full size keyboard.

- With the money saved (approximately $450 so far) - you can upgrade your GPU to the Radeon 7950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 6, 2012 4:50:41 PM

if you want a sound card, a asus dg 5.1 is only 30 bucks and it beats the onboard sound by quite a bit
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August 16, 2012 8:34:53 PM

g-unit1111 said:
That's a pretty good build (love the case choice). However there's a few suggestions I would make:

- You'll never use 1250W. That's way more power than you'll ever need. Even 2 x 680 won't even come close to using 750W. You could drop that to a 750W and save about $150 that way. Try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- The sound card isn't needed. You can drop that.

- Switch out your RAM - any RAM over 1600MHz is going to be useless, you won't use the advertised speeds. Try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- There's also no reason to purchase a WD Velociraptor HD. They're simply not worth the premiums they advertise. This would be a far better setup:
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- And then drop the liquid cooler. The Corsair H100 is at the very low end of the liquid cooling spectrum. Either use a real liquid loop or don't do one at all. Get this instead - it will give you the same results as an H100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Why would you purchase a wireless mini keyboard? That's meant as a remote control for HTPC systems - you won't be able to use that for anything. Get a full size keyboard.

- With the money saved (approximately $450 so far) - you can upgrade your GPU to the Radeon 7950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




thank you that was helpful
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