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December 24, 2012 8:01:21 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm currently saving up to build my first computer, and I was wondering what you guys think.
Currently I'm saving $2,000 for the build, and I have a few things in mind! I'll also be having a real good friend of mine helping me out since he's been building computer for years.

I'll be mainly running Adobe Suite CS6, DaVinci Resolve, Mocha, and possibly Pro Tools.
I do a lot of photo, and graphic editing, but I plan to also do a lot of video, and music work.
My current computer can't handle video intensive stuff, which is why I haven't been able to do video stuff for quite a while. That's why with this build I really wanna build a work horse for video... But also audio engineering.

My plan for the build so far.
Windows 7 64bit off a SSD
1TB Hard Drive
16GB of Ram
2 Dell S2440L C9VNT-IPS-LED 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor(s)
i5 or i7 processor

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Now what I want to know is, how big of a SSD should I get? What kind of RAM, Which processor, and if I should do Duel or Quad core (or do I have something confused?)

Other, than that what would be the best graphics card, mother board, case, etc to invest in for this build?

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The build also includes the cost of the keyboard, and mouse as well.
Since I have a graphics tablet with a short cord, should I get a keyboard that has usb ports as well?

Hope everyone is well!

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December 24, 2012 9:28:53 AM

A somehow different suggestion: an amd 6-core on an asus mobo that supports ecc ram to save your data from getting corrupt. A 120gb ssd should be big enough. Invest the saved money on a second hdd, so you can read the data from on disk and write it to the other while encoding to increase the transfer rate. And also use it as backup. The software you are using is optimized for multi-core cpu, so you don't need the single thread performance of the intels.
December 24, 2012 11:27:39 AM

great choice is using 3770l...

btw is LCD 24 included in the budget?

maybe this is what you want, 2x DELL IPS 24 :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1886.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 08:38 EST-0500)

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup
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December 24, 2012 5:11:58 PM

AMD Radeon said:
great choice is using 3770l...

btw is LCD 24 included in the budget?

maybe this is what you want, 2x DELL IPS 24 :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1886.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 08:38 EST-0500)

just my 0.02 someone can correct me for a better setup


Whats the 3770L?

Yes, the monitors are in the budget, the whole build is from scratch!
Odd, I compared them on the site, the one you suggested seems better. For some reason on the site they show the one I listed as no IPS, I'm also looking for something with HDMI since I plan to attach an Xbox 360 to it later for when I have down time
December 28, 2012 7:36:11 AM

I got windows 7 ultimate form a friend, so the OS won't be included any longer.
I'm also curious if 32gb of RAM would be any better or if it's even worth it?
December 29, 2012 11:08:57 PM

I guess this thread is not gonna get any more attention?
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