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Review my 1st Build list? (Home theater/photography machine)

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November 26, 2012 5:00:12 AM

Hey guys, embarking on my first build, am looking forward to it and I've pretty much got my list sorted but I just wanted some more experienced builders to review it before I commit.

Approximate Purchase Date: By new years at the latest.

Budget Range: I'm coming in at about $1,700 something atm, which is a bit more than I'd expected to be spending. But hey, it's my first full time job and I'm aiming for longevity here.

System Usage from Most to Least Important (at this point in time): Photoshop, Blu-ray, Video editing, internet, and the occasional Minecraft binge.


Processor: i7-2600

MoBo: SABERTOOTH Z77

Graphics: GeForce GT 640

RAM: Something around 4-6 GB. 8 if I'm feeling sassy. *Shrugs*

HDs: 200 300 GB SSD. A 20 something SSD for my Photoshop scratch disk and then a 2TB SATA for all my music, porn and lolcats.

Optical Drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST INTERNAL 12X BLU-RAY

Power Supply: Antec HCP-1000 Platinum. Overkill, I know, but as they say, quality and longevity.

Case: Cooler Master Silencio 650.



Location: NSW Australia. Will probably end up buying a lot online anyway though.

Overclocking: Not experienced enough yet.

SLI or Crossfire: Neither.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This machine isn't going to be dealing with games. Just Adobe Photoshop and Premier. HD video, blu-ray, and the occasional 4am Minecraft binge.

Why Are You Upgrading: Because if you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself. :) 


My concern is that it's probably some serious overkill to go with a 1000W power supply, but at the same time I've got some money to spend. Also, should I perhaps go a little smaller on the power supply and perhaps get something sweeter for a graphics card? My main aim here is longevity and flexibility. I'll probably have this machine for 4 years. (And when I say 4 years I'll actually probably mean more like 6 :sol:  shameless, shameless!) I'm just worried I'm gonna fall into some stupid trap like not being able to fit the graphics card in the case or something embarrassingly noobish like that.

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November 26, 2012 5:16:02 AM

Hi, if it's by new years then I would wait until it's 1 week before.

The Computer market brings down the price every month. :) 

Good luck.
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November 26, 2012 5:34:22 AM

Flagging the thread, will be back.
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