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College students, looking for a PC

PownOtto
  • 52 months ago

This will be my first build ever, I have made a parts list and will post it after giving some background.

Okay, so I really have no Idea what I'm doing, I don't really want to spend more than $1,000 but I can go up to $1,200-$1,300 if I will get a massive boost in performance. Anyway this is what the pc will mostly be used for:

I am a graphic designer so I need something that will run Illustrator and photoshop with multiple files opened and with no delay when I am doing heavy editing. Also, I really enjoy gaming on PCs and want to get more into it (my current computer can't even run simple games at a decent frame rate). Anyway, this is what I have currently (I don't have the slightest idea what any of this stuff really does or what it effects, I mostly just built it based off reviews and prices haha)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $395.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard $21.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $985.47
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $935.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-12 14:17 EST-0500

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I can help you but we might need to go into the 1200-1300 dollar range. Is this ok?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If it gives me an enormous boost in performance I'm okay with it, if it's minimal then I'd rather not haha :p

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T4yWWZ Will you only be playing at 1080p?

  • 52 months ago
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I would prefer to only play in 1080p, but I'm honestly not super picky as long as it runs smoothly

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Then the build I suggested you is perfect. However, I would reccomend spending like 40 dollars more on an SSD like https://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp550ss3120gmc this one

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you could do an Xeon for those CPU heavy tasks and maybe a GTX 950

If you dont know what those parts do, do you know how to overclock the CPU you picked? Have you done research about how to build a PC?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the basics (where stuff goes) I'm not exactly sure what said stuff does though haha. And no I have no idea how to overclock

  • 52 months ago
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You dont need an i7-6700k if you're not going to overclock

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you suggest would be the best for me then?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

See my above post for the 2 lists.

The Xeon and thei7 are very similar, both would work fine, its really up to what you want.

The Xeon must be used on the X150 motherboard though

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want, you can put in a better GPU, but if its just light gaming then the GTX 950 should be fine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard AmazonBasics KU-0833 +MSU0939 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.91 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1044.40
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $984.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-12 15:21 EST-0500

Xeon Option

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1275 V5 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X150M-PLUS WS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.97 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard AmazonBasics KU-0833 +MSU0939 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.91 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1156.38
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1096.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-12 15:28 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay cool, do you think these would easily handle heavy use/editing of images with illustrator and photoshop too? I'm assuming it would. Also, what's the differences between the two CPU's. And you said I wouldn't need an i7 if I don't plan on overclocking so what would you suggest opposed to that? I'm sorry about all the questions but I'm not super knowledgable when it comes to this type of stuff. I just want the best my money is going to get me haha :p

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The Xeon is used for servers which can be good for CPU heavy tasks, and the i7 is a consumer CPU that is also good at CPU heavy tasks. You dont need the K model of CPU because that means its unlocked and ready for Overclocking.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you think this would fare? I only changed one or two things from your original list you posted. One of them being the Video Card, I don't really know which is better but I saw this 4GB one for only 10-15$ more and it has some decent reviews

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 370 4GB Nitro Video Card $138.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard $21.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $913.45
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $858.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-12 16:16 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it kinda went from a CPU workhorse to an average gaming PC.

Plus you have an Unlocked CPU again, but now its on a Motherboard you cant even Overclock with

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So do you think I should just get the i7-6700? What about the other stuff

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $64.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 370 4GB Nitro Video Card $138.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard $21.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $998.45
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $943.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-12 16:25 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you're willing to go to $1300 for performance, I'm gonna say go x99. You won't need to upgrade until well after college.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dd2khM

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If your going to be using the apps listed then I would think that the monitor with accurate colors would be of a high priority, so a IPS 2560x1440 monitor with speakers is here. You do NOT have to game at that resolution but included a 4GB GPU so memory would not be an issue.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236453

i7 equivalent CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, 16GB RAM sharing data with a 500 GB SSD for those large raw files and a 1TB spinning rust drive to store the finished product.

Decent mATX case with 2 fans and housing a quality PSU to make it all gooooo .

NO REBATES :-)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $70.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Essentials 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 960 4GB AMP! Edition Video Card $209.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.26 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.78 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB258Q 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $265.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $25.59 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1247.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-12 21:55 EST-0500
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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he is set on what I suggested to him, but he said he doesnt want to OC

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk why, I guess he wants it

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really know what i'm doing is why >.<

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