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Request for Help - New Build - Photoshop, Video & some Gaming

February 8, 2013 10:10:47 PM

Looking for some help. I've put together a system and I have no idea what I could tweak in one direction or the other. Looking to spend no more than $1800. I already have all the peripherals, including a great monitor.

I'm a heavy photoshop user. I run an ecom business and use a lot of excel/database type stuff that cranks away in the background sometimes. I also love to entertain myself with the casual adventure into gaming. A little all over the place, I know.

I've also picked up some musical instruments after a long time break. I don't need to be able to plug into the PC, but I'd love to at least have it play back some great sound (I'll connect it into a receive before I gets to my speakers).

Again, I put this together without any real thought.. just a few reviews and knowing that I want most programs to run off the SSD. Your help/comments are really appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Fortress 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1514.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 19:04 EST-0500)
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