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Building for a friend, non-gaming but PhotoShop, Cakewalk Sonar, Light Video Editing. Around $800 budget

Druuge

62 months ago

I think during the score of him using this, he'll actually benefit from Hyperthreading so I'm choosing the i7 over the i5. I feel like this build gives him a little room to upgrade in the future when his budget dictates. I really wanted to get 16GB of ram in there but that just took it way out of the price range. He's giving me his credit card number so I kept it to one merchant (price differences wasn't huge -- I'm a prime member as well but Newegg seemed to have better deals)

Note: He has a 1TB drive that he'll be putting into this machine from his old one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $96.48 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $83.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $126.98 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 250 1GB Video Card $80.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $73.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $832.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-07 14:57 EST-0500

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone? Should I do AMD?

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