Photo/Video editing

Approximate Purchase Date: Q1 2012

Budget Range: C$1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo editing, Video editing, surfing, home office, no games

Are you buying a monitor: Yes - not included in price

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: No, maybe windows 8, but have windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: canadacomputers.com

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU, Corsair CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: ???

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - thinking dell 2412u

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC. but not expensive, premium parts

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my T400 laptop cant handle it

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.
none

Thanks.

PTMD
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($292.56 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.49 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($128.89 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Total: $949.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 09:16 EST-0500)

    i7 for hyperthreading :)
    nvidia low-mid card for GPU acceleration in adobe software
    16 GB for opening multiple tabs
    SSD :)
    2Tb plenty room of storage
    mobo+case are microATX pair, compact form factor
  2. Hi AMD Radeon

    Thank you, a couple of comments that i would like to ask

    1. curious to know why you suggest the ASRock mobo. I am comfortable with ASUS and Gigabyte, as i have used them in the past, but i would like some colour on why using ASRock is a better option. IF there is an ASUS equivalent, should i use that instead.

    2. i7-3770 vs i7-3820, price wise its the same for me, why use the 3770

    3. V/C - is Galaxy a major brand?

    thanx for the input,

    i should mention that i use A LR 4 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 and maybe photoshop, i want to learn.

    PTDM
  3. 1. curious to know why you suggest the ASRock mobo. I am comfortable with ASUS and Gigabyte, as i have used them in the past, but i would like some colour on why using ASRock is a better option. IF there is an ASUS equivalent, should i use that instead.
    u should state in part reference in the first place :) btw asrock has been a favourite brand for mobo recently :) toms members often recommend it

    2. i7-3770 vs i7-3820, price wise its the same for me, why use the 3770
    3820 is for different socket, 2011 socket is expensi...

    3. V/C - is Galaxy a major brand?
    i pick a cheapest one, u should state what brand you like at the first place :)
  4. Just wondering why your budget is so high. I do most of my photo editing (Photoshop/Gimp) on a 3 year old Core2Duo laptop. I also do quite a bit of video editing with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 on my recent $550 AMD 6300/AMD 7770 build. You could probably come down a lot in price and be just as happy with the results.
  5. So this is what i am thinking so far, after reading some more threads

    Cpu : Intel i7-3770 or Intel i7-3820

    -> from what i know, price is the same, but is there a difference in performance?

    Mobo : depends on CPU, but the i7-3820 has a more expensive mobo,

    -> sorry, AMD Radeon, i do like Asus and Gigabyte, but am open minded - is ASRock as good? i have been disconnected from whats good or not for a while.

    Ram: 16GB 1600MHz Corsair or Gskill. - good

    SSD: samsung 830 / 840 Pro - good

    but ? - is the benefit here only for a quick boot or does putting programs on the SSD also benefit, given that all my library files will be on a HDD.

    HDD: WD - good

    Power: Corsair 650W

    Gpu: Nvidia GTX 670 or 660. Do not go below that. Gigabyte or Asus are fine.

    why 670 or 660? could a 650 ti not work? i dont plan on gaming, and its just home videos.

    Case: Random $50, its pretty much going to be under my desk

    CPU Cooler: Hyper 212
  6. Thank you everyone with your responses.

    I think i am good. BUT ONE LAST THING, what mobo would i use with the Intel xeon chip?

    should i have any other questions, i know where the expects are!!!

    PTMD
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