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by Milcore - 09-03-2015, 01:07 AM
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Posted: 09-03-2015, 01:07 AM
So my good friend IvyRush, different forum, has built me a computer for graphics and a version for gaming.
I already bought the mouse/keyboard and the case. As I had amazon gift card for $100. I used that on those. I will be buying the rest next week when my taxes come back.
I am hoping to start designing more and learning to edit and stuff with design. Just wanted to show you guys. If you feel the need to suggest anything or edit something, I don't mind you telling me, but can you give me a reason? Thank you.


I am also looking at adding some LED lights to the case, if anyone can suggest some kinds or even link me that would be great! Thank you!

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($173.61 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($91.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($131.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB STRIX Video Card  ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($19.79 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse  ($27.87 @ Amazon)
Total: $999.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-07 23:15 EST-0500


Budget for build: $1000

Suggest me some monitors guys!
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Posted: 09-03-2015, 03:18 PM
I have a very comparable build. i5-4670k, 8GB RAM, Same SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD, GTX 660, Same keyboard/mouse combo + a Logitech Performance mouse MX (for non gaming).
I like it a lot, editing is a breeze. Everything renders pretty fast, except for heavy C4D 3D shit, you really need an i7 for that. One tip tho; pirate windows and spend the $90 on a better cpu/gpu depending on what you deem more important. For gaming: GPU, for faster render times etc: CPU.
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Posted: 09-03-2015, 04:45 PM
(09-03-2015, 03:18 PM)Dutch Wrote: I have a very comparable build. i5-4670k, 8GB RAM, Same SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD, GTX 660, Same keyboard/mouse combo + a Logitech Performance mouse MX (for non gaming).
I like it a lot, editing is a breeze. Everything renders pretty fast, except for heavy C4D 3D shit, you really need an i7 for that. One tip tho; pirate windows and spend the $90 on a better cpu/gpu depending on what you deem more important. For gaming: GPU, for faster render times etc: CPU.

This was the graphics one he built, I am getting the gaming one. 
But how do you like the mouse and keyboard? 
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Posted: 09-03-2015, 06:28 PM
(09-03-2015, 04:45 PM)Cyan Wrote:
(09-03-2015, 03:18 PM)Dutch Wrote: I have a very comparable build. i5-4670k, 8GB RAM, Same SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD, GTX 660, Same keyboard/mouse combo + a Logitech Performance mouse MX (for non gaming).
I like it a lot, editing is a breeze. Everything renders pretty fast, except for heavy C4D 3D shit, you really need an i7 for that. One tip tho; pirate windows and spend the $90 on a better cpu/gpu depending on what you deem more important. For gaming: GPU, for faster render times etc: CPU.

This was the graphics one he built, I am getting the gaming one. 
But how do you like the mouse and keyboard? 

I see. What would be the difference between the who? Mouse and keyboard are fine. Keyboard isn't mechanical, obviously, but types pretty good. The mouse buttons on the side (back & forwards buttons when browsing) feel cheap and the lots of people have some problems with the scroll wheel. I had them too, but fixed them myself.
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Posted: 09-03-2015, 07:59 PM
(09-03-2015, 06:28 PM)Dutch Wrote:
(09-03-2015, 04:45 PM)Cyan Wrote:
(09-03-2015, 03:18 PM)Dutch Wrote: I have a very comparable build. i5-4670k, 8GB RAM, Same SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD, GTX 660, Same keyboard/mouse combo + a Logitech Performance mouse MX (for non gaming).
I like it a lot, editing is a breeze. Everything renders pretty fast, except for heavy C4D 3D shit, you really need an i7 for that. One tip tho; pirate windows and spend the $90 on a better cpu/gpu depending on what you deem more important. For gaming: GPU, for faster render times etc: CPU.

This was the graphics one he built, I am getting the gaming one. 
But how do you like the mouse and keyboard? 

I see. What would be the difference between the who? Mouse and keyboard are fine. Keyboard isn't mechanical, obviously, but types pretty good. The mouse buttons on the side (back & forwards buttons when browsing) feel cheap and the lots of people have some problems with the scroll wheel. I had them too, but fixed them myself.

What were the problems?
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Posted: 09-03-2015, 09:02 PM
(09-03-2015, 07:59 PM)Cyan Wrote:
(09-03-2015, 06:28 PM)Dutch Wrote:
(09-03-2015, 04:45 PM)Cyan Wrote:
(09-03-2015, 03:18 PM)Dutch Wrote: I have a very comparable build. i5-4670k, 8GB RAM, Same SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD, GTX 660, Same keyboard/mouse combo + a Logitech Performance mouse MX (for non gaming).
I like it a lot, editing is a breeze. Everything renders pretty fast, except for heavy C4D 3D shit, you really need an i7 for that. One tip tho; pirate windows and spend the $90 on a better cpu/gpu depending on what you deem more important. For gaming: GPU, for faster render times etc: CPU.

This was the graphics one he built, I am getting the gaming one. 
But how do you like the mouse and keyboard? 

I see. What would be the difference between the who? Mouse and keyboard are fine. Keyboard isn't mechanical, obviously, but types pretty good. The mouse buttons on the side (back & forwards buttons when browsing) feel cheap and the lots of people have some problems with the scroll wheel. I had them too, but fixed them myself.

What were the problems?
It would just glitch a little. Jump up anlittle while scrolling down etc.
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Posted: 10-03-2015, 10:14 PM
graphic? u mean for graphic designing?

the spec looks good, is the cooler necessary? isn't stock cooler good enough?
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Posted: 10-03-2015, 11:52 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2015, 11:59 PM by Pulseeey.)
CPU is locked, you should go a bit cheaper on the motherboard if you aren't overclocking, otherwise it's a waste.

CPU cooler should be a minimum of CM 212 EVO is you're going aftermarket, if you aren't overclocking it is not needed anyway.

16GB RAM, 8 would do but that's not a big deal unless you want to cut on the price. (The speed of it also doesn't matter so 1333Mhz would do too).

I wouldn't touch a Seagate drive with a 10ft barge pole, you should check out WD Blue/Black for storage (or WD Green if you're not bothered about it being fast).

SSD, you should also checkout the Crucial line of SSDs, should be cheaper and they're damn good.

Case gave me cancer but no big deal if it'll be under a desk or some shit.


GPU, 700 series are last gen, you should checkout the 900 series. If you cut down on some parts or gather more funds, you could probably stretch to a 960 which will dominate the 750.


Have you already ordered this?

UPDATE: I see no point in adding LEDs to this case, it's just not going to work. You can spend that money on better hardware instead. Make sure the monitors are at least 1920 x 1080 & I would stick to 60Hz otherwise you're wasting money because a 750 will not run a lot of games at 120 - 144 FPS stable. 24" screen size would be a sweet spot, or higher if you have room.
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