Looking to build a new rig after 7 years.

I am completely out of the loop on what components are a good buy these days. My current system is beginning to show signs of aging, and it's time to think about replacing the whole thing. After putting together a rough list of components, I figured I'd run it by you guys so I can be told that I'm wasting money on things I don't need (the lower the price, the better).

Primarily, I'm looking for a system for: Gaming, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects.

Please, show me where I'm being an idiot in these choices :o

The rough components I've thrown together are:

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW480A3K5 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GSR

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RS720-SPM2D3-US 720W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V10 Hybrid TEC RR-B2P-UV10-GP 120mm CPU Cooler
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  1. If you want to cut the cost, with minimal loss of performance get an i7-3770k, it's better than the i7-3820, just a bit slower than that cpu.
    A 256GB ssd will probably be suffice, if it's for 1080p(gaming) a single 670 gtx will do just fine.
    My suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1502.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    This is an all around build, you can put in another 670 gtx, the psu and mobo supports it.
  2. If you don't do a lot of heavy work in Adobe, I'd also consider going with an i5-3570k. The only difference is that the i5 doesn't have hyperthreading, but it's $100 cheaper.
  3. If your gonna want a performance build you should use these (or this).


    CPU:Intel 3rd Generation core i7-2770k+Noctua NH-D14

    MOBO:Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

    RAM: 2 Patriot Viper3 Intel extreme masters 8GB DDR3 2133 MHz

    Video: 2 Gigabyte Geforce GTX680

    Power: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W

    sound: Asus xonar D2X

    Optical: Samsung sh-B1234A Blu-ray Combo Drive

    Storage: W.D Caviar Black 1TB+ Samsung SSD 840 PRO P.S Whatever case and monitor want.
  4. I like your choices...going big and fast on everything. I just hope you do the same with the monitor. Two of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260020
    Or this one:
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=225-4148&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=10&baynote_irrank=0
  5. envy14tpe said:
    I like your choices...going big and fast on everything. I just hope you do the same with the monitor. Two of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260020
    Or this one:
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=225-4148&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=10&baynote_irrank=0



    yeah i cloudn't fit the monitor in
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