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August 31, 2012 6:24:08 AM

Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: $1000 - $1500
System Usage: video & photo editing (Adobe CS6)
Monitor: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
SLI: No
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This is my first build and I already did a lot of research to select the parts, but I just want to make sure that I'm not missing any sort of compatibility/requirement issue. I have a lot of experience using computers and have even disassembled and reassembled laptops to working condition on a few occasions, but never my own build from scratch and I just wanted to make sure this setup is doable for a novice.

Also if there are any ways to cut costs down closer to $1000 would be helpful.

Here is the list so far!

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) GPU - CUDA Enabled for Adobe Suite
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 8 ms
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monit...
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Right now it's at ~$1300 and I already have an older TFT for a second monitor and a USB wifi adapter.

Any comments are appreciated, Thanks!

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August 31, 2012 6:42:52 AM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $439.98 save: $10.00
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
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... $82.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

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CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $299.99 FREE SHIPPING
MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
August 31, 2012 7:39:02 AM

I agree with Why_me on all of the changes.

Speed = More money in your pocket per day.
You will want/need hyper-threading which the 2500k chip doesn't have. That Ivy Bridge 3770k is a beast of a chip and will stomp the poop out of the 2500k chip doing the tasks which you will be doing.

The fastest computer I have ever built was for a graphic artist/video editor using the i7 6core chip. I have a 2500k gaming rig I built for my self when the 2500k chips first came out. That i7 6core rig was at least 3 times faster than my computer doing the exact same task. Hyper-Threading for the win in anything supporting it.
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August 31, 2012 8:29:20 AM

I agree with all Why_Me changes as well except the psu switch WTF!Edit- Nevermind i know why he had to do that and it's still worth doing in order to gain what hes recommending except i am not so sure the gpu switch is smart the 5 series was better for your intended uses don't quote me on that i am not sure i am right just pretty sure ahahaha
August 31, 2012 10:06:14 PM

Thanks for the combo tips!

I think I am going to go with the i7 ivy bridge upgrade, it's only $80 more.

Don't think I'm going to go with the GPU upgrade as that would be an additional $90, unless there's is a compelling argument for that. I don't play games at all, just looking for that baseline CUDA boost for Adobe applications.

I want to stick to the Corsair Vengance 16GB (2x8GB) because I've heard that it is a very reliable chip and it leaves 2 slots open for additional RAM, is there a better reason to go with the G.SKILL other than the price?

I'm going to pick up the Samsung SSD.

Want to place the order tonight, any other thoughts? Thanks again for the advice!
February 28, 2013 3:29:59 PM

Best answer selected by jhsu8888.
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