I'm looking to build my own computer. I do a lot of 3D modelling and designing for school, mostly work with AutoCAD and Revit. Recently I started to do some video editing with Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects.
These are the parts that I was planing to buy:
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ NCIX) CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($75.99 @ Canada Computers) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Canada Computers) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($135.99 @ Computer Valley) Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Memory Express) Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada) Total: $1093.90 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 21:15 EST-0500)
Please comment on how i can make it better while keeping it in my budget.
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Do you do any video games? The 550 Ti is on the low end for gaming, but otherwise it's an excellent build.