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Old December 5, 2013, 10:50 AM
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My System Specs


How often do you render video? How important is it to you? If you do it fairly often (once a week, at least) then I would recommend a Core i7 in order to utilize Hyper-threading. If you do it substantially less, an i5 would probably be good enough.

CPU: Core i5 4670K or 4770K
Mobo: Any mid-range variant from ASUS or MSI: MSI Z87-GD65.
GPU: GTX770 - either from ASUS or MSI. ASUS probably has the best quality heatsink in their DirectCuII
PSU: something from Corsair, Antec or Seasonic. A 600-700W powersupply would suffice.
Keyboard: Totally up to you. Think you'll like mechanical switches? Look for something from Corsair such as the K70. More a fan of the silent rubber-dome switches? Logitech G19 would be a good choice.

HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Zalman FX70; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI GTX960; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 4TB WD Red, 2x 2TB WD Green; Corsair RM650I; Corsair Carbide 600C;
Son's Rig: M5A97; FX8350; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; Powercolor 7950; 250GB Crucial MX200; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
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