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Old 08-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently trying to build my own computer. Now this is the first tim that I have gone this route for investing in a new computer, so I would greatly appreciate some input on some of the compatibility/performance of the parts I have chosen.
Basically the computer I am going for is a high performance computer ideal for video editing, motion graphics, and 3D compositing. (Of course with the now and then addition of playing some games.)
Parts List:
  • Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1155
  • EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB GDDR5 256 Bit
  • Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB DDR3 RAM Dual Channel
That is all that I have chosen as of right now. I am having a lot of difficulty choosing the right motherboard and case and would really appreciate some input on some choices. My budget I would like to spent on the motherboard is anywhere from $100-$250 and for the case probably a max of $120. As far as the case goes, I would like something cool looking, possibly with some LED on it(Just for looks). I also know that I have not chosen storage yet for the computer, but I already know what I have in mind: I would like 120GB SSD to run the OS on and at least a 1TB hard drive for everything else.
Any input on the choices I have made or recommendations on other parts that may be better for what I am looking for are all greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what is your overall budget?

unless the programs you are using specifically can offload onto the gpu for computing power then the gtx 670 will be a real waste as those activities are cpu driven.

Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Corsair 550VX
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
8gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Sapphire Radeon 6870

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My overall budget is about 1,200 (flexible). The programs I will be using are Adobe Master Collection CS6, Cinema 4D/3D Studio Max, along with Element 3D for After Effects. A few of these programs use the "Adobe Mercury Playback Engine" which basically gives the gpu more of the work allowing for faster playback and real-time effects rendering.

When I was choosing GPU I was not entirely sure which one to go with. I read that you shouldn't buy the top of the like GPU because you should upgrade about every 2 years.
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