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Im looking to build a a tower for the purpose of graphics design, web design, photo editing and 3d rendering. i have 1200$ for a tower, the monitors are already purchased, there is 2. what would be a good build? OS also will be needed
    
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Im looking to build a a tower for the purpose of graphics design, web design, photo editing and 3d rendering. i have 1200$ for a tower, the monitors are already purchased, there is 2. what would be a good build? OS also will be needed

What 3D rendering application are we talking about here?
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3d studio max and photo shop are the main programs
    
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While I'm not familiar as to if you need a strong GPU or not for that (IDK if it's more CPU based) here's a shot at it.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k $320

Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 (OB) $179

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 16GB (4 x 4GB) $80

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 560Ti $213 Shipped.

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III $72. $52 after MIR w/ 10% off Promo

SSD: Crucial M4 64GB $109

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $157 Shipped.

Case: NZXT Source 210 $40

OS: Windows 7 x64 $100

$1250



Don't know if that GPU is too strong, If so a 6850 would do you well. Unless you need more vram, then a 6950 2GB can come into play.

Don't know if you need a blu-ray or a cd-rom for that matter.

Don't know if the Windows 7 Professional Edition would be better suited for you, or not.

This can be tweaked, You can forgo a SSD, or forgo a HDD and grab a larger SSD? ect


Don't need the extra USB & Sata connections on the Extreme4? Save big money and land a ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 for $125, $115 after MIR.

Don't need such a strong GPU? land a Asus GTX 550Ti for $130, $110 after MIR.

~Total would come to $1133 $1083 after MIR with the above changes.
Edited by jagz - 12/14/11 at 3:43pm
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jagz's suggestion is pretty good. Don't know if you'll need beefy GPU, but you definitely will need a strong CPU.

For RAM however, I probably buy 2 of these kits (assuming they are back in stock)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Or Ripjaw Z OC better than Ripjaw X?

And you need HSF for CPU overclocking. Either Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow.
Edited by trumpet-205 - 12/14/11 at 3:55pm
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That 2600k is pretty solid. Get the 560Ti. the 550Ti is a waste
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