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$1300 Build -- open to suggestions

jaywood

62 months ago

Building my first computer here. Looking to spend around $1300. I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS. I'll mainly be using this for graphic designs, Illustrator, Photoshop/lightroom, video and picture editing.

Here's what I have so far. Let me know what you guys would change!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rpTfkL

Thanks

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard the corsair closed loop water coolers kinda suck- louder and not as good at cooling as even high end air coolers such as noctua. Looking at different charts show different results, so it may depend on your build. And there are also size constraints and aesthetics that may matter.

I have no clue what is needed for your uses, so can't really say anything else.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Mother board tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2383187/motherboard-tier-list-z97-chipset.html

(Red: MSI Blue: ASROCK Green: GIGABYTE Gold: ASUS Black: EVGA)

Processor/mobo bundles: http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

You could save money and get a better mobo (the MSI gaming 5 bundle would save a tiny by and its a tier higher than the ASUS Z97-A and Z97-AR and ASRock extreme 4

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Those bundles look like a good deal but I am not located near any of their stores for local pickup. They don't seem to ship out the bundles.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You listed that you were picking up the processor in person.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Where? I have my location set as online only. The processor is listed as "in store pick up only" ...

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The processor is "in store pick up only", just like the mobos-processor bundles....

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't listen to what the others are saying. The Asus z97a is an excellent motherboard. It packs all the features most people would ever need, at an affordable price. The MSI gaming 5 is a decent motherboard, but it's not as good quality as the Asus.

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