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March 5, 2013 3:45:08 AM

I am looking to build a computer that will last me for a long time, I am not the type of person to go out and buy that latest and greatest every time something comes out. I plan to keep this build for over 5 years and maybe only upgrade CPU or add a harddrive. I understand this may be overkill but in Five years it will probably be slow. lol


ZERO Computer GAMING !!!!! This will be user for:

3 - Monitors MUST HAVE !!

Video/editing Rendering for youtube, currently use movie maker becuase I am using an old i3 laptop.

Photoshop, Web Design and Graphics

Recording gameplay from ps3 with either hd pvr2 or a computer capture card. ( I have a hd pvr 2 now but is a capture card directly installed to my computer better)

Need to be able to record video while other videos are rendering at the same time. (The hd pvr2 does the recording so not to resource intensive.)

My case holds up to 5 drives, will either fill it up or just have 2 larger ones in a raid. 7200 seagate 2-3 tb, SSD for OS and files working on.

large outlook management 10+ heavy traffic emails accounts. ( will have 32 gigs of ram, used for notifications and website email.)

Ability to stream netflix while working with out computer lag.

Want to be able to multi task any of these things with out performance issues.

Want to have a small web server running, will be used ONLY to have people send me video clips etc.


Questions:

Sli and Cross fire is only for gaming right? I will only need 1 graphics card for 3 monitors so this is not important to me right? OR does video editing need multiple gpus, files of 5 gigs or less.
What is the purpose of two ethernet ports? Would this help with downloading and uploading video?



I really like the 2 ethernet ports on the Asus P9X79 WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard, my thoughts is to have one connection for download and the other for upload.

I have a $2000 limit. I have a haf x case and that is it so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 WS SSI CEB LGA2011 Motherboard ($362.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($172.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 1000W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1800.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 00:39 EST-0500)


What do you think of these build?

Any other option would you pick and why?

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March 5, 2013 4:02:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $897.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 01:01 EST-0500)

This would be more than enough. The 660 is just there for the Cuda cores. You seriously don't need that much power from the usage you just described. The 8320 with its 8 cores are at a very big advantage here. :) 

16gb is more than enough, 32gb is worthless. Even if you have 10 emails.
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March 5, 2013 4:10:01 AM

AMD? From everything I have been reading is to go with the an I7 and most have the 3930 or the 3770k
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March 5, 2013 4:19:54 AM

Because the i7 Intels offer both the best balance for gaming and productivity uses.

AMD 8320 would be a better buy than the 3930 and 3770 because you would not be gaming and the added cores would benefit you.

I checked each one of your uses and actually I would even say that 8gb would be enough.
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March 5, 2013 4:29:35 AM

AMD all the way for multitasking/rendering on a budget

8350 is a better option if you're not sure about overclocking but 8320 is great too
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March 5, 2013 4:30:46 AM

8320 is pretty much just an underclocked 8320 so it's pretty much the same :) .
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March 5, 2013 4:31:38 AM

Oh I see, But what about the hyperthreading? That turns the 3930 into 12. Wouldn't that be better than 8? I do like the price better though. lol
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March 5, 2013 4:33:53 AM

Hello,

With your uses, I don't think you'll really need the 3930.

The 8320 is no slouch and it's a really great CPU.

You can even tone down the video card to a GTX 640 but I left it at 660 so that you can play that occasional game on the P.
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March 7, 2013 1:07:04 AM

I will go down to a 3770k and a 1155 board, however I really don't want to go AMD
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March 7, 2013 1:12:43 AM

Consider the Xeons if you're not overclocking (as they are cheaper), otherwise the 3770k is better
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