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So been looking at getting a new PC. I am a photographer so my excuse for getting a gaming machine is I need the processing power for my work. Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it tongue.gif

So this is one of my later drafts of what I will probably end up with. I am thinking that this is very close to what I want but I am hoping for some final thoughts before I pay out cash money.
So some of my own thoughts, I know some of it is over the top but the Z77 just looks amazing plus 5 year warranty which is nice. The Antec P280 case is amazing so not changing that one, been obsessed with them for years and I have 2 others systems in their Performance One cases.

Any thoughts on splashing for a higher spec CPU? Or even another processor? I just keep getting told that AMD are no where near as good as the Intel 3rd gen processors and I've been thinking mostly Intel. As a result I was considering the i7-3770K, although I am quite happy with the one below, the i5 cores have always been good for gaming, but just last minute jitters I assume, so any thoughts on CPU or in general?

HVR850XCDE XFX PRO850W Core Edition Full Wired Power Supply
ready for dispatch - 91,16 €

HV207G4BDE LG GH24NS Retail schwarz
ready for dispatch - 21,75 €

HV203E42DE Antec Performance One P-280, ohne Netzteil
ready for dispatch (only 1 article) - 117,51 €

HV20Y35KDE Intel Core i5-3570K Box, LGA1155
ready for dispatch - 208,05 €

HV13WG26DE WD Caviar Green 2TB Sata 6Gb/s
ready for dispatch - 91,05 €

HV1029EIDE EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW, 2048MB DDR5, PCI-Express
ready for dispatch (only 1 article) - 362,46 €

HV20TT27DE Thermaltake TG-1 (Extreme Thermal Grease)
ready for dispatch - 8,29 €

HV1143UNDE ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77, Sockel 1155, ATX, DDR3
ready for dispatch - 204,74 €

HV20G756DE 16GB-Kit G.Skill Sniper PC3-12800U CL9
ready for dispatch from 2012-11-16 - 75,33 €

HV30RE68DE be quiet!Dark Rock 2
ready for dispatch - 56,38 €
post #2 of 5
A green HDD is not a good boot drive, will you be using an SSD?

Except for single threaded aps (big except), an AMD FX-8350 performs mostly between the I5 and the I7, very much a matter of what programs you are using.
Given you want the most reliable system (work related) without ultra fast RAM ( and the P-280 is not the best choice for high overclocking AMD), Intel is best. Lower heat and energy savings.

Listing your programs may get some serious answers of what works best by how much. You have an Operating System?

Generally an I5 does everything well, for some specifically written for multithread programs the I7 is faster.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=697

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/701?vs=551

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=697

Watch the "higher is better/ lower is better" for each Bench.
Edited by brasslad - 11/14/12 at 3:59pm
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I have been tempted to get an SSD drive but with all the programs I will need to install I will need a big one and that is expensive. I was hoping that I would see a good deal before Xmas and buy one to use as cache for the Boot drive. Oh and I actually forgot to change that green one, thanks. I had it there when I selected an SSD as boot but I was playing around with the costs and removed it.
So, how worth it is it to have a SSD as boot? Or should I just get a small SSD and use it as Cache for the boot drive? I can spend the extra cash I was just trying to be more reasonable smile.gif

Hmm... thats interesting about the FX. I have heard that they just have been left behind completely. Well I'll tell you guys what programs and you can tell me more.

For work I will be using:

Adobe Photoshop, which from time to time will be handling large images being stitched together all multi-layered (I have had ones as big as a gig before) and when not it will be handling simple but large volumes of automated tasks.
Adobe Dreamweaver.
Adobe Illustrator.
HDR software.
Watermarking software, this will also be pushing through large volumes of automated work.
Some video work like Premier, although this would be a small amount and only from time to time.
Games games and more games, I like playing high end games like Witcher 2, Mass Effect 3 and what not. I also enjoy MMO's which use RAM and other than my work this is why I have good RAM.

So, any thoughts?
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Updated the build after thinking about it a little and talking to some peeps

HVR750CVDE Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
ready for dispatch - 100,46 €
HV207G4BDE LG GH24NS Retail schwarz
ready for dispatch - 21,75 €
HV203E42DE Antec Performance One P-280, ohne Netzteil
ready for dispatch (only 1 article) - 117,51 €
HV20Y35KDE Intel Core i5-3570K Box, LGA1155
ready for dispatch - 208,05 €
HV13WG26DE WD Caviar Green 2TB Sata 6Gb/s
ready for dispatch - 91,05 €
HV12SPP1DE Samsung SSD 830 128GB SATA 6GB's Basic
ready for dispatch - 79,99 €
HV1029EIDE EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW, 2048MB DDR5, PCI-Express
ready for dispatch (only 1 article) - 362,46 €
HV20TT27DE Thermaltake TG-1 (Extreme Thermal Grease)
ready for dispatch - 8,29 €
HV1136MADE MSI Z77 Mpower, Intel Z77, ATX, DDR3
ready for dispatch - 204,74 €
HV20G756DE 16GB-Kit G.Skill Sniper PC3-12800U CL9
ready for dispatch from 2012-11-16 - 75,33 €
HV30RE68DE be quiet!Dark Rock 2
ready for dispatch - 56,38 €

Total - 1312.49€


And thinking about making this change to the CPU
HV20Y37KDE Intel Core i7-3770K Box, LGA1155
ready for dispatch - 303,84 €
Making the total - 1.407,25 €

Any thoughts?
post #5 of 5
The difference between a 3570k and a 3770k is 0.1 GHz and hyperthreading. Simply put, hyperthreading is putting an extra thread between your cores making it act like 8 cores (more or less). If you are really doing photography, then you could really benefit from hyperthreading. I recommend the 3770k for that reason. If you are going to be gaming, the 3570k is the best processor for the money.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
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