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m_vic_p 68 months ago

I'm a total noob at building a custom rig. I'm barely in the shallow end of all of this. My rig will be mostly for video editing and VFX work around the $2,000 mark. The only intensive gaming I may get into would be Total War. I may also get into 3D modeling at some point, but since I don't know how far into the future that may be, I decided not to focus too much into it. Other than that, I just want to be able to manhandle After Effects on full preview and still be able to handle gaming and 3D modeling to a certain degree. Any help concerning the parts, setup, or general concerns would be most helpful.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $334.97 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $177.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $157.11 @ TigerDirect
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $212.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $83.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card $404.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $48.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ Outlet PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1860.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-08 16:48 EDT-0400

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swagnuggets123 2 points 68 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Bpqk Much more power for 50$ more.

Domsy 1 point 68 months ago

I'm looking at this side-by-side and find it amazing you managed to get two 7970s compared to a single 760 and managed to keep the price practically the same XD

swagnuggets123 1 point 68 months ago

:) thanks

Smily 1 point 68 months ago

He wants NVIDIA for After Effects.

Smily 1 point 68 months ago


I think this is what you would want.

m_vic_p submitter 1 point 68 months ago

Thank you guys for your suggestions. I'm looking into both of them right now.

liquidarchon 9 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

Go for the NVIDIA, if you are editing you definitely dont want to go the RADEON route

m_vic_p submitter 1 point 68 months ago

I just updated the build after doing some more research and trimming some fat. I chose the GTX 670 to accelerate After Effects.

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

I would go with this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BKH4

  1. Cheaper RAM (with the Dominator you are paying for looks over performance)
  2. Changed you to a 1 TB HDD (you can always add another down the road)
  3. Biggest change... got you a GTX 780. Best choice I think for you budget.

Hope you like it

broadblade 1 point 68 months ago

Here's my take on your build.

Hope it helps.

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 68 months ago

I'd go with this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1BRPQ

I didn't include the Windows 7, I'd do my best if I were you to try to obtain a free copy

Expo 1 Build 1 point 68 months ago

If your really into video editing you should go with 2011 socket so you can have lots of ram for heavy tasks.