1400-1800$ Photo/GraphicsEditing/Architecture PC
1) What will you be doing with this PC?
Mainly photo editing (Lightroom, Photoshop), architecture (CAD and 3D modelling/renderings), some video editing (Premiere, After Effects) and maybe some gaming.
2) What's your budget?
Between 1200$ and 1800$
3) Which country do you live in?
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget?
MB, CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD+HDD, PSU, case, (CPU cooler?)
6) Will you be overclocking?
a little bit, if I can
7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
as soon as possible, (this week).
9) What features do you need in a motherboard?
USB3.0, RAID1 (HDD reliability),
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If so, what OS?
yes, 64bit windows 8
Hi, and thanks for reading. First build for me. After much research, I've come up with the following setup (prices are from Swiss online shops):
MB: Asus P8Z77-V PRO (200$)
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K (335$)
GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 (230$)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4 x 8 GB - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 (190$)
SSD (O.S.): Samsung 930 Series 128GB
HDD (data): 2x Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Sata 6GB/s 7200rpm (2x147$)
PSU: Seasonic G-650, 650W, 80+ Gold (140$)
Case: Sharkoon T9 Value (67$)
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
- I need as much CPU and RAM as I can afford (photoshop eats RAM for breakfast and rendering times depend on CPU).
- I don't really know how much GPU I need, and where it will be of any benefit. I've thought about the Quadro's but I'm not sure I need them (can't afford the expensive ones and the cheap ones like the Quadro 600 don't seem to be very powerful).
- I was thinking of putting the two 3TB HDD's in RAID1 for reliability (backup in real time). I will still back my data up every week on an external drive as well.
- any suggestions/better component combination for that price ?
- is the 1155 socket a good choice? (I have the impression that the 2011 socket, with X79 + i7 3930k, is not worth it)
- is RAID1 a good idea for data reliability ? Is it easy to set up with this mother board?
Thank you in advance.