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[New Build][REVISED] $1200-1500 for Photoshop and highend gaming.

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October 8, 2012 7:37:52 PM

Looking for suggestions on a new build that will primarily be used for Photoshop (50%) and Gaming (50%), also will be used as a whole house audio server through my Home Theater system. Also looking for 1-2 HDs for storage and the best CD/DVD for ripping audio CDs and a good burner.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 1200-1500 US dollars after rebates, shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop 50% (for business) Games 50% (want to run the latest games).

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, probably one of the 27" Korean 2560 x 1440 panels not included in total system price.

Do you need to buy OS: No, using Windows 7 x64

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any in the US, live about 75 miles from a Microcenter.

Location: Colorado.

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.

Your Monitor Resolution: Currently 1440 x 900, probably upgrading.

Additional Comments: Will also be used as a whole house music server with several terabytes of music already stored on 4 SATA drives, need a case that can accommodate these. Don't care for cases with ports on top.

Why Are You Upgrading: Old PC is several years outdated, old Dell Optiplex 780.

Here is what I am looking at...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jMD3

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard still looking for alternatives or pros and cons of this MOBO
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vpro

G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl10q...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive x2
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card is this card good/decent for overclocking? Suggestions?
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-111960...

Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

Comments, suggestions...

Thanks!

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October 8, 2012 7:46:42 PM

Don't get the PRO. Great mobo, but if you're not going to use all of the features, get a cheaper board.

Do not get 2400 RAM. It's at 1.65v. That will damage your CPU. Stick with 1600MHz.

And get a 650w PSU.
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October 8, 2012 8:28:49 PM

vodu2040 said:
Looking for suggestions on a new build that will primarily be used for Photoshop (50%) and Gaming (50%), also will be used as a whole house audio server through my Home Theater system. Also looking for 1-2 HDs for storage and the best CD/DVD for ripping audio CDs and a good burner.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: 1200-1500 US dollars after rebates, shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop 50% (for business) Games 50% (want to run the latest games).

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, probably one of the 27" Korean 2560 x 1440 panels not included in total system price.

Do you need to buy OS: No, using Windows 7 x64

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any in the US, live about 75 miles from a Microcenter.

Location: Colorado.

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.

Your Monitor Resolution: Currently 1440 x 900, probably upgrading.

Additional Comments: Will also be used as a whole house music server with several terabytes of music already stored on 4 SATA drives, need a case that can accommodate these. Don't care for cases with ports on top.

Why Are You Upgrading: Old PC is several years outdated, old Dell Optiplex 780.

Here is what I am looking at...

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vpro


1.65v for the RAM is not the problem, you wont be able to reach the 2400Mhz mark with the i5 only with the i7 3770k handles higher memory frequencies

G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory maybe more as photoshop loves RAM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c10d16...

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive may add 2 of these
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-111960...

Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

Comments, suggestions...

Thanks!



You wont be able to hit 2400mhz on the memory with an i5, G.Skill supports only i7 3770k for that particular frequency
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October 8, 2012 8:39:51 PM

Okay what is a good 1600 RAM to use...looking for 16GB possibly 32GB.

Not sure what all the different model numbers mean...?
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