Description

Built to supplement/overtake older laptop as photo editing computer (laptop still used, but not as primary editing). Works well in Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5.2, no stutter at all - nice change! Everything imports/exports a lot faster and there's no lag between photos, which is a godsend when you're working with upwards of 3000 photos per weekend. Haven't had time to test it gaming yet. When the 212 evo comes back in stock, hope to overclock the processor up to ~4GHz.

Note: PSU was actually Silverstone Strider Plus 600W, not 650W, however 600W wasn't available to choose on PCPartPicker.

edit: for some reason pcpartpicker overrode my build with my boyfriends proposed one. Have tried to recreate however branding of e.g. memory may be off )':

from original build have added more storage: another 2tb disk and a bigger boot disk (240gb instead of 120gb). As I have a lot of space I just added them instead of swapping them now have heaps of room!

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Can't say how happy I am to see a black box other than the R4 that looks just as good, but with more style.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

That's a lens and a half

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah - whenever I worry I spent too much on the computer, I've just got to look at my lens. Results are 200% worth it from it though!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

awwwww man, awesome build, im so jelly@:3

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful rig. Beautiful glass. Bravo.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one expensive cpu. Damn! Components are expensive here in the UK but not that expensive! GG good build man, +1 for you.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah - I ended up spending more on the processor than on the graphics card! Sadly Lightroom doesn't even touch the graphics card (and it's my main use for it) so I decided to go for the i7.

Whenever anyone complains about the cost of components anywhere, I direct them to NZ. Don't listen to Australia, we have it worse!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Australia's prices are bad... New Zealand's are worse. (I'm from Australia btw ahah) Have fun with this awesome build man +1 for you and I hope she treats you well :) :)

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

The wire mangement is super nice on this. I bought a case with terrible wire management so I'm looking for a new one that will make my insides look like yours

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's super easy on the 200r, there's some space behind the 'mounting area' (?) where you can thread cables through. Just did that and ziptied it, which kept everything nice and tidy (mostly).

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build I love the 200r, cpu shoice and gpu. I plan to get that gpu, but it is sold out everywhere.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yeah, they're difficult to find at the moment due to litecoin mining. I was lucky in that it hasn't really hit NZ yet, so I was able to find it easily.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I want one for gaming and mining!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build here

how's the AOC monitor ?

are they good for gaming and are the colours vibrant ?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously it only has a 60Hz refresh rate but I'm not used to 120Hz or anything anyway, so I don't see anything lacking. The colours are amazing and very, very true to form (currently have an old LCD screen sitting next to me for extra screen real estate and the difference is astounding). Lots of contrast, very rich colour. I love it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

How hard was to set up this motherboard? I can't get mine working