Hey, I'm new to this forum and relatively new to building pcs so I thought I would create this thread so that more knowledge people such as your selves could educate me more about this subject . I have a list of components here that I would like to start ordering soon if you think everything is in order. Any advice, help or corrections would be greatly appreciated! The computer will be used for heavy 3d design, photoshop, editing, and other work related programs as well as games on the side. The budget is roughly 2600 USD so I would like to stay within that if at all possible for what I want to achieve with this system. Here are the components:
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932-160
CPU: i7 3930k-550
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2gb-450
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 LGA-250
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB-140
Hard drive: seagate barracuda st300 3t-150
SSD:intel 510 250gb sata III-204
Monitor: ASUS ML239H-200
Air cooling for CPU: CORSAIR Hydro Series h80-80
Power supply: Corsair enthusiast series tx750 v2 750w-110
16gb is what you will usually just need, but if you think 32gb would serve you better, sure. Make sure it's CL9.
The 680 is an overpriced card, it's only a 5% increase in performance from the 670; you're basically paying ~$100 for that. Also, if your gaming is only on the side, you probably won't need such high-end cards anyway.
It's not a 5% increase if its a non reference card though, those stats are based of the referenced cards am I right? And the difference between price and performance seems to be quite big between the 670 and the 680 when you start getting into non r cards. I could be totally wrong but that's just the opinion I seem to have formed while researching this question. Thanks! Also if the other people that are using the computer are very very into games, would it not pay off to have that extra 5%?