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Graphic Design Computer

by popup00


This is the second computer i've put together so far. I built this for my parents, my mother works in graphic design and needed a new PC so i threw this one together for her. (and yes i realize that this build will be immensely under-utilized considering the capacity of its parts).

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Liam81 1 point 47 months ago

I know who Mom likes the best !

Looks great. Too bad that case and the 8-pin power cord seem to be a big issue.

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Routing the CPU 8-pin is doable in that case, but you have to route it before installing the board. Once you install the motherboard, it partially blocks the upper cutout so that the leading plastic connector can't get through. True for a lot of value mid-tower cases.

DarkZaDe 1 point 47 months ago

500w? i think you need more than that, or naw?

sailtacks 1 point 47 months ago

not yet at least, the 970 doesn't use too much power

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Some very easy research:


Link 1: Test system
Link 2: System draw from wall with 2 970's @ 100% load = 439W.

AX1500i (80+ Titanium) is about 93% efficient at that load from the wall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus
439W from wall at 93% efficiency = PSU supplying 439x0.93 = 408W to system.

And that's with 2 cards and a 3960X. This 4790K, single 970 rig is going to be just fine.

johnnic431 1 point 47 months ago

/Shouldn't your calculation be the other way? The PSU can't supply more watts to the system than it pulsl from the wall, meaning it would be 439 watts at wall times 93% efficiency. That would be 408 watts supplied to the system instead.

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

Derp. That's completely what I meant to say. Thanks for the heads up! Will fix.

Barton 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

And you're both wrong sorry to say, the 80+ standard was designed to provide a measure of how much power is being pulled from the wall vs what is being supplied to the computer. Example a 600w PSU will pull 750w from the wall. The remaining 150w of draw power is wasted as heat. It even states that in the wiki link that you posted.

LeMonarque 3 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

That's exactly what we did say... We're stating that the AX1500i in the review link is drawing 439W from the wall to supply the 408W that the system needs.

xdenttim 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

overpowered man i wish i could afford something like this i7 and G1 sniper 16gb of ram my lord

DeltasEcho 1 point 47 months ago

Nice build well done! My question is, why splurge now and not wait for Black Friday. I already have some parts bought from Newegg that were on sale for "Black November" but I don't know if I should wait until Black Friday itself to actually finish it up. People say it's not worth it, just more combos then we have now... Anyone have some help for me :) Thanks and again nice build!

wardoner 1 point 47 months ago

You sir have a severe case of spaghetti and meatballs

ITneto 1 point 47 months ago

Do you plan to overclock? Because you could have saved like 100$ bucks,picking up a Xeon E3 family

popup00 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

So i have a very curious issue with this build. As you can see i posted this build a while ago but just recently i had to re-enter the product key for the OS and re-install one or two drivers. When i looked through the computer to see if anything else was askew i noticed that there was 500GB worth of data on the HDD that wasn't there before, however i can't find what is taking up all this space.

As a side note this computer has only ever been turned on 4 or 5 times and hasn't even really been used yet since i was waiting for when i could purchase and install a new copy of autocad on it before it got used.

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 0 points 47 months ago

Lucky! I love this. I think it's one of the prettier builds on the site.

green2425 1 Build 0 points 47 months ago

Nice build. It has similar specs to the build I just posted last week.

Tkooij- 0 points 47 months ago

Whats the best video card for under 150$ right now?

popup00 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I would say a 750Ti would probably be your best option for under 150$.