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Opinions on this Photo Editing and light Gaming build please

ryssa

61 months ago

I am looking at building a new system for editing photos in Adobe, generally from RAW files. And some drawing with a tablet and graphic design. I will also be using it to play things like WOW : Warlords of Draenor and Sims 4. Not intensive gaming I know but more than my current system can handle. I currently have the following parts selected.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ryssa/saved/XryQzy

CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133
Storage Crucial V4 256GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital RE2 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE
Case Apevia X-Plorer2 Black/Green ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply EVGA 500W ATX12V / EPS12V

The case is pure vanity and will most likely change before I finalize and buy. I am not planning on overclocking so I have not added an additional cooler for the CPU. I am looking to keep it under $1000, though cheaper is always better. I would like to be able to run the games I do play at as high a setting a possible, and have the option to play other as I get interested in them.

This is my first from scratch build so I am a bit overwhelmed, so if you see anything that I have gotten wrong please let me know. Any opinions or thoughts on where I can save some money or spend a tiny bit more to make it better would be welcome. Thank you

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to critique with that case in the build because there are so many better options for so little in comparison. If you're going to change it, what did you have in mind?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $317.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $127.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card $243.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $993.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-02 17:01 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xrw4wP

56$ less and your performance won't really suffer. Xeon 1231v3 = i7-4770.

Since you won't oc you don't need OC mobo H97 id honnaa be more than enogh, XFX 550w is much better choice than EVGA 500B spec wise and quality wise, 1600Mhz CL9 is more than enogh, performance isn't really noticabe with higher speed ram in those operations.

Build is already 56$ and has much better GPU and will give you better performance but if you feel you wanna go even lower either wait a bit for GTX 960 or pick lower tier.

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