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December 29, 2012 11:14:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uTky
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uTky/by_merchant/
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($429.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory- Quad Channel ($149.89 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.41 @ eCost)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($577.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1945.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 20:13 EST-0500)

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December 29, 2012 11:21:16 PM

Very good and nice pick.

but i'd get Samsung SSD 840 pro for reliability and performance over the slow Sandisk and swap GTX 680 for GTX 670, the additional $100 doesn't justify the little performance gain.
December 30, 2012 1:22:42 AM

ilysaml said:
Very good and nice pick.

but i'd get Samsung SSD 840 pro for reliability and performance over the slow Sandisk and swap GTX 680 for GTX 670, the additional $100 doesn't justify the little performance gain.


Good idea, so I changed the SSD to the Samsung and the Video Card to a Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card. Do you think that later if I still want more power I can SLI the GTX 670? Will that greatly increase performance or not?
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December 30, 2012 2:19:25 AM

ilysaml said:
Yes of course, actually you can swap the GPU anytime. And if the GTX 4GB is with a premium than the 2GB version, get the 2GB as there's no additional benefit from the 4GB.

And I'd get this PSU
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...



Ok I changed the PSU. but wouldn't I want the GTX 4GB so I can increase the performance and workflow when i'm editing the videos?
December 30, 2012 2:38:53 AM

As far as I know, VRAM helps only in gaming, though 4GB of VRAM sounds to be just a marketing thing, there was no real use for it. From the review of Palit GTX 680 4GB;
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The 4GB -- Realistically there was not one game that we tested that could benefit from the two extra GB's of graphics memory. Even at 2560x1600 (which is a massive 4 Mpixels resolution) there was just no measurable difference.


And the real question is, are you professional at your work? Do you need to game?
Because I'd have recommended going one of the ATI FirePro or nVidia Quadro cards, those were intended for such work.
December 30, 2012 3:05:46 AM

ilysaml said:
As far as I know, VRAM helps only in gaming, though 4GB of VRAM sounds to be just a marketing thing, there was no real use for it. From the review of Palit GTX 680 4GB;
Quote:
The 4GB -- Realistically there was not one game that we tested that could benefit from the two extra GB's of graphics memory. Even at 2560x1600 (which is a massive 4 Mpixels resolution) there was just no measurable difference.


And the real question is, are you professional at your work? Do you need to game?
Because I'd have recommended going one of the ATI FirePro or nVidia Quadro cards, those were intended for such work.


Good idea, its just that ATI FirePro does not support CUDA cores(which I need for Adobe After Effects) and nVidia Quadro cards are priced a lot more than GTX cards.
December 30, 2012 3:17:15 AM

AMD teamed with adobe recently, now it takes full advantage of OpenCL and OpenGL, the Computation power of HD 7k series are superior than GTX 6K series.
http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-and-adob...

Yeah they are so damned highly priced, anyway it won't make a lot of difference whether u go any of GTX 670 since you have the money, good luck with your purchase.

EDIT: 32 GB is an overkill too unless you're running a Dual Xeon workstation, 16 GB is very fine.
December 30, 2012 3:05:08 PM

ilysaml said:
AMD teamed with adobe recently, now it takes full advantage of OpenCL and OpenGL, the Computation power of HD 7k series are superior than GTX 6K series.
http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-and-adob...

Yeah they are so damned highly priced, anyway it won't make a lot of difference whether u go any of GTX 670 since you have the money, good luck with your purchase.

EDIT: 32 GB is an overkill too unless you're running a Dual Xeon workstation, 16 GB is very fine.


ok, I see what you mean, But my main focus is going to be Adobe After Effects SC6, which can optimize all of my RAM and a CUDA supporting Graphics card.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2012/05/gpu-cuda-op...

Anyway, Thank you soooooo much, you've brought down the price of my computer by about $200 and still kept the performance! :D 

If I had to pay you, it would be well worth it.
December 30, 2012 3:54:28 PM

Good Luck, step in here anytime. :) 
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