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post #11 of 17
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X79 would be waaaaaaay over budget, as far as I can tell.
post #12 of 17
Looks like a nice system for what is is. 2 minor critiques:
Go for a 250gb SSD. they're about $50-70 more but twice the storage. You could set aside a few gbs to cache your raid to speed it up.
If you game with any intensity I would recommend a GPU with 2gb of vram. The 650ti boost has a model for $10 more than the 7790.

It might be worth a check to see if any of the programs you use can be gpu accelerated.
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post #13 of 17
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Alright, decided to shuffle things up and go for a build with a K series chip so I can overclock. Also cut the RAID array out for now as I can always use one of my externals until I can afford a decent set of drives.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $805.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 23:12 EDT-0400)
post #14 of 17
You might want to spend a little more on the video card. If you can't, that's a great little card, but you won't be maxing out the latest games.

EDIT: I saw that you are photo processing. Nevermind on the card. Although, you would still benefit from a better card.
Edited by jameyscott - 9/14/13 at 8:26pm
post #15 of 17
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Well, considering I've never owned a video card where I can max out the latest games (not that I even play the latest games...), I think I'd live hahahaha.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post

Alright, decided to shuffle things up and go for a build with a K series chip so I can overclock. Also cut the RAID array out for now as I can always use one of my externals until I can afford a decent set of drives.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $805.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 23:12 EDT-0400)

Looks like a pretty solid build. I hear those 240mm AIO coolers are a little tight in that particular case, but it will fit. I tend to go with air cooling in mATX or ITX chassis just to keep things light and simple, but obviously there's better overclocking headroom with the liquid cooler.

You can safely stick one of those WD Blue 1TB drives in there from your original build. I understand you'd like RAID 1 for redundancy, but honestly the performance of RAID 1 using motherboard RAID solutions is really bad. You would be better off getting a single internal drive and spending a little on an quality external HDD to back your system up to on a routine basis. RAID 1 is NO SUBSTITUTE for a regular backup, as it doesn't protect against accidental file deletion or corruption, nor does it insulate you from virus/Trojan infections, etc. Only a good external backup regimen will protect you! Be vigilant. =)

Greg
post #17 of 17
650 watts is way iverkill with a GTX 650 you only need a 450 watts
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