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October 30, 2012 2:20:11 AM

I am trying to keep things under 1200$ I am building this specifically for video and graphic design. I use hardcore adobe everything (CS6) and I also use cinema 4D. I like to play games like minecraft and dishonored. I also would like to play diablo 3.
What i need help with is for you to tell me if this build will be capable. I haven't ever built a computer before so I am going big. I got 1200$ to blow. (includes money for monitor/keyboard) So i guess i have like 1000 dollars.

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm scout:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD FX-8350 eight core. (not a fan of intel right now so don't say anything about it)(also currently out of stock but i will wait)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80V AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 (open to suggestions on this one)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650Watt PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengance 16GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Accessories:

DVD Drive: MSI 18x DVD-ROM 48x CD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Card Reader: nMEDIAPC ZE-c128
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WiFi Card: (If you know any better let me know please)
Rosewill RNX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: CTL MTLP2151 HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard and Mouse: Logitech mk120 black usb wired desktop (yes i want wired)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Please tell me what you think and if this will all work together. Any thoughts would be appreciated, unless you try telling me to go with Intel. I just want AMD thanks. :) 


October 30, 2012 2:30:41 AM

From what I see the build looks good, but I would change a few things
- 16 gb of ram is way overkill for gaming, get the corsair vengeance low profile 2x4 gb
- get the nividia gtx 560ti or 660 if you want to spend $50 more
- get the ax650 not the tx 650 unless you want alot of extra cables :/ 
- get the 1tb hard drive, and if you feel like having a challenge, get a 60 gb ssd to cache to your hard drive

Other then that it looks good :D 
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October 30, 2012 2:40:48 AM

I am definitely keeping the RAM. This is mainly for video editing so yea im keeping it. Also keeping the 2tb hard drive. I need it. And the 1200 budget includes the monitor and crap so its really a 1000$ budget. But i appreciate your input. I would like to hear more.
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October 30, 2012 2:44:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lS49
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lS49/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lS49/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.33 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Other: CTL MTLP2151 Black 22" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers
Other: Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop
Other: nMEDIAPC ZE-C128 Black Aluminum Panel 5.25"All-in-one USB x 3 / IEEE 1394 / eSATA / HD (or AC97) Audio Internal Card Reader
Other: Rosewill RNX-56AG Agere 56Kbps PCI Bus (Plug & Play) Internal V.92 PCI Data/Fax/TAM modem- Windows7 Ready
Total: $885.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lS5M
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lS5M/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lS5M/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($396.42 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Other: CTL MTLP2151 Black 22" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers
Other: Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop
Other: nMEDIAPC ZE-C128 Black Aluminum Panel 5.25"All-in-one USB x 3 / IEEE 1394 / eSATA / HD (or AC97) Audio Internal Card Reader
Other: Rosewill RNX-56AG Agere 56Kbps PCI Bus (Plug & Play) Internal V.92 PCI Data/Fax/TAM modem- Windows7 Ready
Total: $1092.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 30, 2012 2:48:30 AM

I agree, keep that amount of RAM because of all your video/photo editing. I have a similar build that I will be purchasing soon, same budget and I need everything from the mouse to monitor and OS. I am getting Win7 Pro just so I can add more RAM down the road, since Win7 Home only allows 16GB max.

I recommend getting this monitor too, it's an IPS panel so you get better viewing and it's roughly the same price as the one you picked out. I have it included in my build below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also recommend getting an SSD for your boot drive and programs, it is so much faster then the traditional HDD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($196.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($136.45 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($45.99 @ Dell)
Total: $1268.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 30, 2012 10:25:03 PM

Yea in the near future i will get a SSD. I can't believe how expensive they are. I didn't include the operating system because I am just gonna "download" windows 7 ultimate. I would get windows 8 but honestly i think it is really lame. Thank you all for the input.
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October 30, 2012 10:32:15 PM

Best answer selected by caddellca.
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