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First PC Build - for heavy photoshop painting, 3D work and gaming.

TomEdwardsConcepts
  • 71 months ago

Hi.

This is my first post here and it'll be my first PC build. The last PC I bought was from PC Specialists about 5 years ago, and while on the whole I've been happy with it, I'd much prefer to be able to choose and build my own based on my needs.

I'm a big user of Photoshop and 3D programs Modo and ZBrush. I prefer big documents and hate slow down, so I'm aiming for a build where that will be cut to an absolute minimum. I also want to run the 3D programs on it without any issues.

Another need is I'd like to be able to play a lot of PC games without any problems. My current PC struggles, and with all the exciting new games coming out, I'd really like to be able to play them at their maximum settings.

I have a budget of around £2000, and the parts I've selected come to a lot lower which is a good thing. If anyone could give me some helpful feedback that would be great. I know a bit about PC parts, but I've never built one before so I could do with some help :)

Here's what I've chosen:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/67FH7P

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste Motherboard: Asus X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Total: £1756.99

I don't mind if it's a little over-kill, as I need it to last me a good 3-5 years.

Again, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks. Tom.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a much better cooler for your cpu, like the h100i or the kraken x60

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