Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: $1000 - $1500
System Usage: video & photo editing (Adobe CS6)
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.
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.
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
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!