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Old January 2, 2013, 01:44 AM
TheWildRose TheWildRose is offline
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My System Specs

Cool New high-performance workstation/gaming PC, Opinions?

Just thought I'd post my build that I'll be working on in a few months here. I'd like to see what people think.
And if you think I should change something, voice it!

What It'll be used for:
Heavy HD video editing and rendering.
3D Work (Animation and modeling/rendering).
Playing/Recording games at 1080p.
Large amounts of multitasking.
Photo editing (Photoshop CS6).
Programming various little mods for games, etc.

My budget: ~$2,500 USD ($3,000 including peripherals).
Haven't got to buy anything yet.

Parts list:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H -- After a lot of research, it has everything I want:
- 2 Way SLI support.
- Intel LAN controller.
- Realtek ALC898 audio.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k -- Great CPU, Nearly X79 performance without the X79 price, can't beat it!
- Corsair H100i (Because I'm really interested in overclocking, but not immediatly after I get it +good temp
- 2x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850 (Thanks to Rollergold for recommending) for the H100i.

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr GTX 680 -- Chose for:
- High recommendation of MSI
- Nice stock OC.
- Dual fan.
- MSI exclusive features.

RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X blue. -- 1600mhz, 9-9-9-24 Timings
- All the RAM I'll ever need (I can verify that I can and will use more than 16GB)
- Good speed.
- Great CAS latency for the price.

Storage:
1x Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD -- OS, games, and a select few important programs.
- Thanks great_big_abyss for recommending getting a 256GB.
1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB -- Other games, Programs, etc.
1x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB -- Temporary workspaces, Backups.
1x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB -- Ubuntu drive (Because I can't live without good old Linux.

PSU: Corsair HX850 -- Highly recommended to me.
- 850w, So plenty of room for expansion.
- 80+ Gold.
- Modular.

Optical Drives: ASUS 24x DVD burner -- Nothing special.

Case: NZXT Switch 810 SE Matte Black-- Beast. No one will change my mind on this.
- Full Tower.
- Plenty of space.
- Amazing cable management.
- Looks great + has a side window.
- + NZXT Hue RGB LED controller

Monitors: Dual Asus VE228H LED monitors.
- Cheap.
- 1080p.
- HDMI

Keyboard: CM Storm Trigger (With Cherry MX brown) -- Perfect keyboard.
- Mechanical (CMX Brown switches, The exact switch I want.)
- Backlit.
- Full numpad.
- Cheaper than my other options.

Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei -- It changes colours.
- High DPI.
- Not too big, or too small.

Microphone: Blue Yeti Silver Edition -- Highly recommended studio quality microphone.
- Under $100.
- + Nady MPF-6 Pop Filter.
- + On Stage Stands MS7701 mic stand/boom.

Camera: Logitech C920 -- Since I won't have the luxury of my laptop's integrated webcam anymore
- 1080p
- Smooth
- Good features
- I do a lot of skyping, and I'd like to be able to make 1080p youtube videos.

I know that some will argue that the peripherals are not part of the build. They are to me.
But yeah.. Remember that $2,500 USD budget?

Current total price: ~$2,975 (Including peripherals) USD

Last edited by TheWildRose; January 8, 2013 at 08:43 AM. Reason: Changed mouse.
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