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KTLA

37 months ago

Never built a PC before so many questions. I plan to use REVIT, Autocad, Photoshop, and Sketchup plus a photo and video editing software as the main uses for this PC. Im sure this may require a lot of memory and processing speed. So I have many questions like is the case I picked compatible for the motherboard? How many video cards do I need to run 3 monitors? Would that be 3 video cards? If I choose these elements on the picker list will the case size matter? Thank you for your help.

Heres my program: Budget: - up to $1800 Location: Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Rendering, yes. Maybe gaming.

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): I have a 27in HDMI, VGA

Operating System required: Windows 10 professional required due to Revit/ACAD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $318.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $93.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $93.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.49 @ Newegg
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card -
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $199.99 @ B&H
Software Microsoft Office Professional 2016 Software $386.94 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1713.12
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1668.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-29 18:16 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Dude. Yes, everything seems in order and compatible with each other. But maybe you want to get a non gaming motherboard and reduce your ram to half. Motherboards do not affect performance but does affect features. However, if you get a normal motherboard (my recommendation: Asus Z170-A) , there should be plenty of good features. You just don't get that good look and "gaming" features. Then you can spend more on a GTX 1080, or better cooling for your CPU. 16gb of ram is perfectly fine for videoediting and photoshop, as long as you're not doing like large enterprise-grade movie making etc. I would also recommend getting a cheaper case, such as the Corsair Obsidian Series 450D, or the Phanteks Ethoo Pro M. Having a good graphics card and better CPU is more important that having a good case.

Hope this helps!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I forgot to mention, you should also get an SSD (my recommendation: Samsung 750EVO 250GB, priced at around 75 bucks). Most users have an SSD+HDD (Hard Drive) setup. All the important files and OS programs and such are stored on the SSD, which is fast and snappy but expensive, so consumers get it in low capacities. Then all of their video editing hunk and large files and steam libraries go into their HDD. Linus Tech Tips made a video on how to optimize your SSD+HDD setup. I'll send you the link if you want.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Case size definitely matters. You get clearance issues all the time. Best check case manufacturer for specs. Look out for the "max GPU length", or "max CPU Cooler Height" measures. Those are ones that get unnoticed, but you'll be sorry if you do not check it. And for the 3 monitor question, it depends on the monitor resolution. If you are using 3 1080p monitors, then a GTX 1080 should do it. for 3 2k or 4k screens, you should get 2 GTX 1080s (in SLI) or higher.

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