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Looking to build a new rig after 7 years.

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January 22, 2013 2:25:51 AM

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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a b B Homebuilt system
January 22, 2013 2:37:49 AM

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 22, 2013 2:56:55 AM

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.
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January 22, 2013 9:07:19 AM

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.
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