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New Build for Video-Editing, Illustration, and Gaming

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February 15, 2013 7:40:52 PM

Hello, I'm a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. I need help with my first build which is essentially nothing at the moment. I will list as much information as I can to help properly produce the right build. Thank you so much for helping me out.

The build will be used for video-editing, illustration, and gaming. I would say it will be used more for video-editing and illustration than for gaming. However, I do wish to play games at reasonably high settings.

Programs:
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Premiere CS6
Sony Vegas Pro 12
Corel Painter 12
ZBrush 4R5

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video-Editing & Illustration, Gaming, Surfing Internet
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Everything
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None
Overclocking: Not Sure
Budget Range: $1500-2000

Any other information needed I will gladly give.
Thank You.
February 15, 2013 8:04:13 PM
February 15, 2013 8:12:51 PM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 (You can choose any case you want)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: 2x Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:LG Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Liquid Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total came to $1836.
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February 15, 2013 8:21:49 PM

Everything here is efficient and high quality (ie; 80+ Gold) and is meant for comfort and performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($182.11 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($105.13 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($380.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1667.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 17:20 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2013 8:24:33 PM

Monitor is mostly up to you. I have no idea if you care that much about 60Hz or 120Hz, or if you just want stable 60 frames or whatever.
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February 15, 2013 8:34:01 PM
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