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thinkharris

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Hello,
Im looking to take a leap and build my own computer for the first time using top components. Any advice, tips, criticisms would be appreciated.
I need to know if the list below will work together. Am I missing anything? Have I chosen something that is really not needed?
I am a photographer and deal with mass amounts of phots, videos, music etc. I also want to play games occasionally, or watch a DVD.
How does this combination stack up? Thank you in advance for any help to the above questions and your time.
CASE- Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans
PROCESSOR Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz(3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77 W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
MOBO ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
SSD - Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
HDD - SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
MEMORY - G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10Q-32GTX
GRAPHICS - EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card \
POWER - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
OPTICAL - LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48x CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Model ihes112-04 - OEm
COOLER - Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro Closed-Loop All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Dual 120mm PWM Fans 120x49mm Radiator CLW0216
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Gday thinkharrisPosted Image

You are heading in the irght direction with parts but will need some alterations if this is to be a workstation

What is your budget?
What software do you use, ie, Adobe PP?
What type/model monitor will you use.?
Do you burn Blu-ray disks to give to clients?
Do you have a retail OS installation disk?
Please list any reusable parts you can bring to a new build.
What country will you be purchasing parts in?
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Hello, Thank you for your response. I will be purchasing from the USA, I use Lightroom and will be adding Adobe Photoshop soon, My budget will be around 2400, I haven't chosen a monitor yet but will need one that is great for reflecting accurate colors regarding editing my photography, I will not be burning blu-ray disks, just dvd's. I do not have an OS yet but will be either getting windows 7 or wait for 8. This will be from scratch and will not be bringing any parts from other places. Thank you again!!!
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OK, got all that.

Before we attempt a configuration for the build, we will supply information that may assist you in determining exactly the . level/performance you will settle on.

Please browse through this topic and then give us your thoughts. > http://www.geekstogo...ster-need-help/
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I am in Australia, so given the time differnce, please allow for some delays in responding. Others members will pick up and Posted Image Posted Images when I am off line.
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Hello, I suppose the level of performance would really be the best I can get for the budget I've laid out. My main questions are if you see any problems with the listed components and their compatibility with each other. Will there be enough power and cooling, what if anything should I change? 64 bit windows pro i will need to get I see. That post you suggested was good to read. Thank you.
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I do apologize for the delay , am at a friends house and have been unable to give the time your topic deserves.

Your proposed build will work but I feel the digested below will give much better performance. Will be happy to give reasons from Monday on, when I am again back home.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eWvx
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Info on the build.

Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core for better performance.
Sabertooth Mobo. 5 years warranty, great thermal solutions, 2 PCI- slots widely spaced.
Low profile RAM to ensure no installation issues with CPU cooler.
3 hard drives to start the build. Add 4 more later when you get Adobe software.
GPU with 2.5GB memory. Dependent on the Codecs/layers/timeline/masks used, you could still run out of Vram.
Case, I think is superior. better, airflow, fan control, drive configuration, separate chamber for the PSU.
PSU. Antec own design. Review, > http://www.hardwareh...conclusion.html
Monitor, the resolution is 1920x1200 and it's a widescreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio. IPS panel.

You might like to put both builds up on the Adobe Hardware Forum for comments and suggestion.

Look forward to your response.

Edited by iammykyl, 20 August 2012 - 08:55 AM.

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Hi.

I see that you have started 2 other Topics which seemed to be linked with this build, if this is correct, it would be more practical to keep this topic going.
A reply and update would be appreciated.
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Not doing any gaming or editing and also doing my first build and was wondering if it's safe to use my daughter's used HDD, my components are as follows: coolmaster haf 912 case, coolmax cl ser 700w power supply, gigabyte ga-p75-d3 MB, intel g860 3 ghz proc.,asus GeForce 1gb ddr3 pcie 2.0 x 16 gpu, kingston ddr3 2 x 4 gb memory kit, win 7 home premium 64 bit. Her HD is a samsung 250 gb 7200rpm sata, also wanted to use the liteon dvd/cd rewriteable opt drive. can I do this somehow and wipe the HD clean after I get it booted up.
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joejude

Welcome to Geeks to Go

Please start your own topic in this forum

Here is how

http://www.geekstogo...r/Discover.html

Thank you, we will then be more than pleased to assist.
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Hi thinkharris.

Below I have copied over your last post from your other Topic, (now closed)

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29 August 2012 - 09:04 AM

Hello, I am looking for help on choosing a PSU. Below is a list of things I need to be covered. Thank you!!!!!!

CASE - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133195
Thermaltake Level 10 GT UGK Combat Snow Edition (VN10006W2N-B) Ultimate Gaming Kit White and Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Tt eSPORTS MEGA G1 Keyboard, Black Gaming Mouse and Shock Gaming Headset

MOBO - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131818
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PROCESSOR - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116501
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

GRAPHICS - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130810
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139010
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

MEMORY x (2) total is 32GB for adobe- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233299
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9

COOLER - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835118046
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

HDD X (2)- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148844
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820167086
Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW240A3K5 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

OPTICAL http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106348
LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support

MONITOR x (2) www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047
Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black IPS Panel 24" 8ms Pivot, Swivel & Height Adjustable LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 2,000,000:1 (1000:1) "


Please let us know if this is a update to proposed builds discussed in this Topic so that we may be of further assistance should you need more help.


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