My First Custom Rig...Whatcha think?
Joined: 31 Jul 2012
Location: United States
Topic: My First Custom Rig...Whatcha think?
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 at 10:23am
I just ordered my very own custom rig...Mainly to handle Photoshop as I am a professional photographer. I hope it's gonna be the beast I think it is...
GAMING PC Core™ i5 / i7 Z68 2-way SLI® / CrossFireX™ Custom Gaming System
INTEL Core™ i7-2700K Quad-Core 3.5 - 3.9GHz TB, HD Graphics 3000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST HT VT-x XD, Retail
COOLER MASTER Vortex Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2/940/939/754, Copper/Aluminum
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2133 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /2, 6Gb/s /2, VGA+DVI+HDMI, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
CRUCIAL 16GB (4 x 4GB) Ballistix Sport PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
ASUS HD7770-DC-1GD5, Radeon™ HD 7770 1020MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4600MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI + HDMI + 2x mini-DP, Retail
SEAGATE 2TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SABRENT CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
SONY AD-7280S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
D-LINK DWA-556 Xtreme N™ Adapter, Draft 2.0 IEEE 802.11n, PCIe x1, Full-Height/Low-Profile
ANTEC Three Hundred Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU
CUSTOM WIRING Standard Wiring with Precision Cable Routing and Tie-Down
COOLER MASTER GX 650W, 80 PLUS®, 650W Power Supply, ATX12V 2.31 EPS12V, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe, SLI® Certified, Retail
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
ACCESSORY AVADirect System Documentation and Media Binder
MICROSOFT Wireless Media Desktop 1000, Keyboard & Mouse, Black, Wireless, USB, Retail
LOGITECH Z130 Black 2.0 Stereo Speaker System, 5W RMS (2 x 2.5W)
GAMING PC Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)
SERVICE Standard Shipping (UPS, DHL, or Fedex)
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|Quote Reply Posted: 10 Aug 2012 at 11:53am|
Great, happy to hear you submitted an order with AVADirect!
At this point, I think beast is an understatement. Just for the fact that you choose the 2700K processor, 16GB of RAM from Crucial, and an ATI Radeon HD 7770 graphics card you're going to be set for quite a while!
I could have guessed you were using the system for photography; most who do usually have large hard disks, such as that Seagate 2TB Barracuda you selected. I may have brought this up before, but any reason why you did not consider a solid state disk? If you're using the system for photography, a solid state disk will go a long way with everything moving along quickly, in terms of applying layers, filters, modifications, and various CPU/storage/GPU intensive tasks. The more you match the important components of a computer, the less bottleneck you experience...just food for thought. Otherwise, excellent job putting this custom desktop system together!
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