Description

This is my Adobe Workstation build.

The build went pretty smooth except for a minor hiccup concerning the PCI wireless adapter; It wasn't compatible with Windows 8 so it was crashing my whole system. I luckily figured it out before RMAing any of my parts.

Everything has been stable for the last 24 hours with stock settings.

Picture Album http://imgur.com/a/m1eR8

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I SOLD my 7950 during the litecoin boom and made $$$.

My goal is to make my system the quieter. Since all AMD card prices skyrocketed I had to go for NVIDIA, I bought the quietest 760 in the market which is the MSI 760. The Intel stock cooler suddenly became loud so I bought the cheapest Noctua heatsink and quietest Noctua 2x 140mm and 1x 120mm. My system is barely audible, just a really light whisper of air getting sucked up in my case!

I'm quite satisfied with the upgrade.

New pictures of the rig http://imgur.com/a/8wecp#0

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 9 points

Nice build, very clean.

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Beautiful build!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build good parts. What camera are you using?

  • 75 months ago
  • 9 points

Thanks, it's a Nikon D7000

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit pricey on the ram, but I like this! +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah, at first I was going to purchase this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit8g3d1609ds1s00 at Newegg for 119.99 but the day when I was ready to buy it they bumped the price to 159.99. So I had no choice but to get the next cheapest RAM at that day which was this. :(

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Gskill has some 16gb 1866 CL9 for around 125 :/ Unless you preferred the look of the corsair then thats fine :T

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

I actually saw that, that day. I was contemplating which one to get but went for the Corsair. It has a sligtly better timing than the Gskill (9-10-9-27 vs 9-10-9-28). Keep in mind, I was looking at the Newegg prices.

Edit: They had the same price of 139.99.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh fair enough, enjoy your build :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very, very nice. Solid part selection all around. The pictures are super nice as well! What camera are you using?

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! I was using the Nikon D7000 dslr with the Nikon SB-900 speedlite.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What lens were you shooting on? Nobody ever asks that question even though it's more important :P

  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

The ol'reliable Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX lens :)

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Psh, I follow the old mantra of "the best camera is the one you've got with you" and just put extra effort to get good shots out of my Canon Vixia HF100 camcorder from 2008 :P

Gotta love not having a focus ring or aperture control! I need a T4i 2 months ago.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You chose some very solid parts. This is all-around a very smart build and a clean setup.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible pictures and very nice cable management.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice. Can you tell me what wireless adapter you tried to use? To make sure it isn't the one I plan on getting.

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

I got the TP-Link TL-WN851N. Goodluck!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

what did you do to fix your PCI wireless adapter problem?

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm buying a new wireless adapter; I'm going with a USB adapter instead of a PCI though

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

good build with excellent parts but the ram is a little expensive and u could probs get better cooler for 15 bucks just encase u want to upgraded something down the line!! other wise good build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm considerably jealous! My next build looks a lot like this. And for Adobe CS6. Really nice job! +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I had similar issues with TP Link wireless adapters, except I couldn't get it to work on windows 7 either, glad I am not the only one.

I love your build and the cpu fan header cable more than I should.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Interesting build. I have similar parts I'm using. How does that Video Card work or rendering and editing videos in like 3DSMax or After Effects? Just wondering about how it uses the power consumption and if it's loud when it's cranked up? Nice Build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The video card makes editing smoother; I don't even have to render each sequence in Premiere Pro because the preview plays so smooth! Same with After Effects. I have my video card on boost bios so it stays at 300/150 when the program is not utilizing it and cranks up to 1025/1550 (my OC) when the program needs it. I have it on a custom fan profile so I have it 41% until 70C then it goes up from there. It's silent at 41% and barely reaches 70C.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone who got a locked cpu, and NOT an overclocking board? I think that alone deserves a +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Good price and clean inside!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, where did you get your 7950? Most sites say it's discontinued.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the heatsink easy to install?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, fairly straightforward. The instructions also comes with pictures.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

100th +1 :D:D:D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like an very good build is this pc good for games like gta bf4..?

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the stock ccoler. Other than that, great build. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 8 points

This build is made for no OCing so the stock cooler will be sufficient enough. I'm getting 30-40c temps which is still pretty good.

  • 75 months ago
  • -1 points

Great build. Love the parts selection. You did a great jobs with that and the wiring. Only recommendation is a bigger power supply unit. Maybe like a 650 watt or 750 watt. +1

  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

Isn't 650w or a 750w an overkill for my build? I'm not CFing in the future.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Although one thing I'll never criticize someone for is overdoing the PSU (definitely one part you never want to skimp on), 550w should be plenty unless you add another GPU at some point down the road.

Nice clean build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a thought with that i7 and 7950 drawing a bit of power for those warmer summer months under a lot of stress. I have a 600 watt for an FX6300 and a 7850...

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