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$2000 Workstation

Just made this Workstation on PCPartPicker, would love to hear some input on what I can change to increase performance.

Thanks!


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vf7T
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vf7T/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vf7T/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ RevoDrive 3 series 120GB PCI-E Solid State Disk ($227.22 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($444.89 @ CompUSA)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
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: $2088.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 14:17 EST-0500)
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  1. You dont mention the kind of work you are using this for .


    Some looks to be expensive overkill though . You are paying way too much for a power supply for instance , and its not going to be particularly quiet either
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    You dont mention the kind of work you are using this for .


    Some looks to be expensive overkill though . You are paying way too much for a power supply for instance , and its not going to be particularly quiet either



    Sorry, i'm going to be doing intense video editing, 3d rendering and artwork. Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Maya, Cinema 4d, that sort of stuff.


    Is there a better power supply that would be quieter and still modular? Please let me know!
  3. just put this together for my dad, you may benefit, too.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vmeb

    just switch to 3770k and add a good gpu
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    lxgoldsmith said:
    just put this together for my dad, you may benefit, too.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vmeb

    just switch to 3770k and add a good gpu


    I don't think that will make a good video editing rig. You need quite a bit more horsepower to render the large files. The OP's build looks good - there's only one thing I would change and that's ditch the Revodrive - they're crazy expensive for not a lot of performance gain over a real SSD. Plus they have a ridiculously high fail rate - you don't want to store your critical data on them. This would be better and less expensive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227915

    Also get a full ATX board, don't bother with an mATX board in a large case that doesn't make much sense to me. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131804
  5. Best answer selected by thecheeseling.
  6. I know this thread is already solved, but you're paying way too much for this build. I'm also a member PCpartspicker, you need to check out this parts list I'm working on, it will give you a good idea of what you can really get for a $2000 PC.

    here's the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/starforceone/saved/qcLTwP
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