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$2500 Gaming Workstation

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January 26, 2013 5:13:21 PM

Is this a good computer for Gaming, video editing, and 3d work?

I know I've posted a bunch of threads but i'm always changing some stuff and you guys are always there.

Thanks

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zI7Y

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($80.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Verbatim 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.10 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2730.44
January 26, 2013 5:28:32 PM

Unless you're setting up a RAM disk you'll most likely never use 64GB of RAM. A 1KW PSU is major overkill even for 2 x 670. That SSD is not really that good - it's a generic Sandforce drive. I'd recommend something better like an OCZ Vector or Samsung 840 Pro (the two current fastest SSDs on the market). Also before anyone recommends a Xeon - you don't need it. Especially if you're gaming of any sort. Stick with the i7.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($368.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($80.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2303.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 14:29 EST-0500)
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January 26, 2013 5:40:55 PM

32GB is plenty even with a Ramdisk. I have never seen usage over 15GB even when encoding/rendering. I run a Ramdisk too and recommend it for, well, anything! I use it for cache, games, images and anything else I can stuff on it. You really should have a RAID set up for editing video also. I use a RAID 0 with four disks on a high point card, my Ram disk and another 3TB drive for storage when editing. Storage is the biggest bottle neck you will run into when editing. I also recommend Seasonic power supplies and in your case 850w.
January 26, 2013 5:44:44 PM

cool, thanks for the info
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