2013 web design build

budget $1500-1600, he already has windows 7 and a few other 1 tb hdd's

Hi, i am looking to build a new computer for my friend who is a pro web designer. He isn't a gamer just uses 8-10 hours a day for his web design company from home.
here is what i was thinking:


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822148910
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant


XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
Item #: N82E16814150586
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


AMD Gift - Free Sleeping Dogs Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995133
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$49.99 Saving


Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-800 800W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active-PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817182238
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant


Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997102
Item #: N82E16820226380
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate


Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Item #: N82E16819116501
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


Crucial V4 CT256V4SSD2BAA 2.5" 256GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Easy Desktop Install Kit
Item #: N82E16820148590
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant

Subtotal: $1,444.92

sorry if the links didnt go through but all through new egg. i am a newb who wants to do this for fun.
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  1. dude, i am a webdesigner too
    and he will never need 7970 in the setup

    plus, 3x LED IPS 23" will be practically more useful
  2. i am fully open to recommendations, please advise
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($232.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1235.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 23:30 EST-0500)

    fully optimized for webdesigner 24/7
    -xeon for power wise and i7 ivy bridge 8 thread :) read the spec here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    -low power for long term usage
    -no need to OC workaround
    -mATX compact size case
    -good quality part
    -SSD for fast open/close program and faster multitask
    -IPS panel for quality color reproduction
    -3 monitor for multitasking, coding, preview, editor, photoshop
  4. he has 2 very nice monitors already. i do like the idea of the small case. with the extra money you didn't think my processor choice was worth it? he has the money to blow.
  5. thanks, makes sense.
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