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New System for ArcGIS and Photoshop $800-$1000 Budget

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August 8, 2012 3:50:56 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: The end of next week (8/17)

Budget Range: $800-$1000 (I would like to stay closer to the 800 mark but I am willing to go up to 1,000 for upgrades that will make a reasonable difference

System Usage from Most to Least Important: ArcGIS is going to be the main use other than simple web usage. Occasionaly will be using photoshop

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but that is outside of this budget.



Parts to Upgrade: This will be a completely new system.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. I am a student but I'm not sure if I can get a clean install student discount on W7.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but I'm not attached to any site.

Location: Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM

Parts Preferences: Definitely not considering AMD. Otherwise I have no preference other than I want them to be quality parts.

Overclocking: More than likely not. Maybe in the future when the CPU is not so new but not or years.

SLI or Crossfire: No. I am not opposed to a dedicated GPU but I will rarely if ever be using this machine for gaming.

Your Monitor Resolution: I'd like a solid 24 inch monitor so I'm guessing thats 1900x1200 (or close to that?)

Additional Comments: ArcGIS - Photoshop

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Tired of working off a laptop. I'm ready to have an actual desktop system.


Below are the parts I selected off of New Egg.

Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total price on NE is $805

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August 8, 2012 5:10:08 AM

That's a nice build the case and motherboard not so good i recommend you switch those mobo:ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 8, 2012 5:22:52 AM

Here some other Cases that are alright not great but better than the one your thinking about getting Case:Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Case:Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 8, 2012 5:31:07 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. Would the stock cooling fan be fine or do I need to buy another one if I don't plan to overclock?
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August 8, 2012 5:35:45 AM

if you don't plan on OC, why get the k processor.

So in the back of your mind, *maybe* you are going overclocking in the future.

If that's the case, then might as well get a cooler so you don't have to rehassle with seating a new cooler, which will save you time so you don't have to do this twice.

coolermaster 212evo is popular suggestion.
Then well, you've got everythign setup, might as well add on a couple hundred Mhz.
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August 8, 2012 5:39:29 AM

Good points, Thank you.
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August 8, 2012 5:56:49 AM

Yep i would agree with that
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August 8, 2012 1:04:00 PM

Best answer selected by msalgado80.
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