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February 21, 2013 3:34:58 PM

SO.... my pc committed suicide and took a nose dive on the floor :ouch:  In essence, I have to rebuild (better yet build a new one since the only thing I am keeping is my HD). I haven't been paying attention to hardware like I normally do so any help would be great.

I do not game on the system but I do a lot of design work (Photoshop/Illustrator/Webdeisgn), video editing and using several programs simultaneously and tons of downloading/streaming.

CPU: I am looking at the i7-3930K but willing to go i5-3570K if it will be as functional.

MB: I'm in love with the Asus Sabertooth but costs too much so would like suggestions for a good MB. I prefer Asus but heard ASRocks is pretty good too.

MEMORY: Would like to go 8 to 16 GB RAM

VID CARD: Looking for something decent that won't break the bank.

I want to keep this fairly reasonable price wise. Thanks

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February 21, 2013 3:50:15 PM

soooo... whats your budget?
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February 21, 2013 4:16:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EZam
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EZam/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EZam/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $751.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 13:15 EST-0500)
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February 21, 2013 4:17:40 PM

Thanks... so i5 will be able to effectively do what I need it to do?
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February 21, 2013 4:20:03 PM

it will have to... anything else will be out of your budget.
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February 21, 2013 4:22:02 PM

Actually I have everything except for the CPU, MB & Video Card, so I think there is some room there....
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February 21, 2013 4:25:39 PM

i'm lost... in your first post you say you need all components
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February 21, 2013 4:28:02 PM

Apologies. I must have deleted a sentence. I did say I was keeping my HD but I bought a case, power supply, etc. That is why I listed what I needed.
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February 21, 2013 4:46:58 PM

Thanks.... I like that config....
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