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Jaykah
  • 52 months ago

Hello everyone! Complete new to the PC world, for I have been Mac all my life. My Mac after 7 years finally took its last breath. I'm a video editor and instead of spending the money I would on a mac, I thought why not just put it towards a PC that would much more powerful. Here is what I have.

Budget: $1500 (Can exceed to $1700, but try to keep it to $1500) Location: California Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): video editing with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Allow me to Game at maximum settings. I enjoy GTA a lot. Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Monitor, Keyboard, and mouse Operating System required: which ever you feel would be the best.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CDysqs) / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $96.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $151.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $404.99 @ NCIX US
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.99 @ Amazon
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $139.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1531.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 17:23 EST-0500

Can cut ssd down to the 250gb version to save some money.

Aftermarket cooler is to keep the xeon cold during editing sessions or gaming.

Any questions?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So I am officially going with your build. Will be ordering the parts today.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea. Make sure to create a completed build article about it!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome man :)

You can upgrade to an i7 4790k down the road for an over clock option and over all power increase.

Let me know if you have any questions. This shouldn't have much issue blowing that mac out of the water and crushing the price to performance the mac platform already fails at.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be worth spending the extra money and getting the i7 4790k now?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend something like this? https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i76700k

I will be doing a lot of rendering and the reviews on that seem to be good.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Both of those i7s are good.

The 6700k is top of the line there but it's a different socket and it will all around cost more money.

I can put a skylake build together for you if you'd like.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure! If you don't mind.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $398.98 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $68.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $151.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $404.99 @ NCIX US
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $88.00 @ Amazon
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $139.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1725.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 00:35 EST-0500

If you have the money this is all around better in gaming and editing. And will hold up longer than the xeon. Basically the xeon is the i7 4790 but without on board graphics. And the 6700k is few steps up from there.

But as you can tell the money goes up with it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for this. Does the motherboard here come with WIFI?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So I just ordered all this. The only changes I made were a different keyboard/mouse, larger monitor, and an additional 16GB of ram. Thanks for all your help. I'll post a Completed Build, once I figure it all out.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah just went for better than cm storm but would be reliable and fit in the budget.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $43.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $324.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $131.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $91.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $91.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1565.68
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $1490.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 17:40 EST-0500

This looks good. You'll have space to store your videos, unless you have an external HDD of course, and 32GB of RAM. That's overkill but when video editing it will allow you to run background programs while rendering. The MSI GTX 970 card will ensure you can get that 1080p mark and has 3-way SLI support (putting more than one card in your build for more power). While Aldrighetti is ok with the Xeon processor, you may find it lacking in games as it is not a gaming-optimized processor. It's main use is CAD and 3D workstations, and it's designed to be used with a non-gaming NVIDIA Quadro graphics card. Hope I could help. This community is also really helpful so feel free to ask questions! Also, make sure to publish a "completed build" once you're done!

Cheers, W1ckedwolff

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

While Aldrighetti is ok with the Xeon processor, you may find it lacking in games as it is not a gaming-optimized processor. It's main use is CAD and 3D workstations, and it's designed to be used with a non-gaming NVIDIA Quadro graphics card.

An overclocked i5 haswell is a better CPU for real-time viewport performance than teh E3-1231 V3 simply due to the superior single threaded performance afforded by higher clock speeds. This applies to both gaming and CAD/modeling viewports.

A stock clocked i5-4690K haswell, will perform more or less exactly the same in most real-time viewports as the E3-1231 V3. Some DX11 games that are highly threaded will perform a bit better on the hyperthreaded E3.

For CPU based export rendering, the E3-1231 V3 will out-perform the stock clocked i5-4690K by about 25%. The i5 can be overclocked to match.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Many things that are very technical. Good job for confusing me momentarily on my terminology. I would assume at some point that a hardcore user would overclock, so I took that into consideration when choosing the i5. The only thing stopping me from an i7 is the price.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The point to take away from this, is that there is no mystical optimization for specific workloads here because of the "core" vs "xeon" labels. They are both quad core haswells at similar clock speeds with a few minor feature differences. The Xeon is not "optimized" for use with quadro GPU's or CAD viewports any more or less than the i5 is. The i5 is not "optimized" for gaming any more or less than the E3 is. These CPU's come off the same assembly line, share the same architecture and socket compatibility. The hyperthreading vs overclocking is the same tradeoff that occurs between an i5-4690K and an i7-4770.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok gotcha. I may have been just comparing the 18-core Xeon too much to this E3.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! Do you have a recommended WiFi card or does this motherboard come with one?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I do believe it does, but a WiFi card will boost the ability to pick up a signal.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the issues with the build?

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I have like no clue how those slipped past me. Two keyboards wtf. Yes, I also meant to choose the Hyper X Fury, not the SSDNow. Also, this was just a suggestion based on his inputs, I chose a 4690K because he said he was gaming as well. Apologies to the OP for my mistakes.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

850 evo or pro would still be best over the hyper x fury, you could buy one for the price of that extra keyboard lol, and the i7 over i5 would probably be worth it considering needs of op. It will make a difference in rendering, etc.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

True. Samsung's Magician software is great for keeping the drive clean.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If we could combine the two parts lists, say use the Xeon chip and 32gb or RAM, and then let the OP choose his video card after doing more research, we could actually make a killer parts list.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR01 81.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Value 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS2111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.00 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $304.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $88.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $131.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1683.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 11:11 EST-0500
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