Description

This is a machine I'm building for running video editing applications such as Adobe's Creative Cloud as well as being able to play all the newest games that I hope will survive a good lifespan. The prices listed here total to around $1,600 USD, however, by hunting everything down individually or in bundles and with rebates and deals and so on, my build came well below that number.

This is the first time I've built a computer. I have no previous knowledge about computers until I started to do my research at the beginning of the week, so let me know your thoughts and feedback! Is it going to be able to handle video editing/visual graphics? How long do you think it will handle this next generation of video games? And of course, is it a machine I can be proud of?

My Video editing purposes include Adobe's range of Creative Cloud including, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, SpeedGrade. And 3rd party things like Cinema 4D for 3D rendering.

Thanks, everyone!

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang no unlocked processor :(

nice build though +1!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I didn't feel comfortable trying to push an unlocked processor. Not only because of lack of experience but also since it's also for my video work, I didn't want to screw anything up while tweaking things that could void any customer service leaving me with paperweights when I have a bunch of paid projects on the line. But I figured upgrades will always be available in the future anyways. Thanks for your feedback!

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You all may make a believer out of me, yet...The price point wasn't as much of an issue considering it's only a $30 difference. I was more worried about stability. Would an unlocked processor age quicker or become less reliable than one that's locked a year or two down the road? Or are there any stability drawback to an unlocked processor? If not, is there even a point to locking a processor other than $?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i think of it as just your regular cpu but with the ability to be pushed if you desire. I have almost identical build as you. I chose the 4790k for its stock clock of 4.0 to 4.4ghz boost. I think the price difference was worth it. I use adobe ps, ai, ind, ae as well for my design work.

-- how is the sickleflow compared to corsair led fans? I'm planning to add a few to my case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, honestly the only reason I grabbed the sickleflow was just to replace the stock fan on the cooler. It was on sale for 5 bucks and I wanted to add some glow to the inside. But from reviews I've read, it's been considered a more quiet replacement to the Evo's stock fan. If I was to compare it to the Corsair led's, I'd say that the Corsair's leds provide a "smoother" and more even color spread. You might be able to see it in the pics above. The fan on the top of my case is the corsair, it's less harsh and I think it's more aesthetically pleasing, and the sickflow has more of a harsher glow to it. One thing to consider about the Corsair's is that the LED versions don't have those rubberized edges that minimizes the sound. In some reviews, noise is everything to some people, I'm not one of those people. I'm more concerned with keeping my components happy over hearing a soft wurr. lol Hope that helps at all?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

considering you just started to research building a custom computer the week prior, very good choices. I get the anxiety logic over getting the unlocked CPU. It was just inexperience. Next time you will know more. +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Ya, it's a learning experience for me and I can always upgrade in the future. Thanks for the feedback.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

yea im curious on why ya didin't go with the unlocked overclockable i7? if anything i would have spent a little more for it but eh 1+ for nice build.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

good build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I just finished two video editing builds this week for use with creative cloud. I am very interested to know how this worked out for you editing wise.