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 Post subject: PC Build for graphic designers
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:14 am 
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Hello,
In this topic I want to show you how I want to build my PC for graphic designers like myself.
I want a good quality for a good price and no components that I don’t need.
I hope this is a good setup:

Processor: Intel Core i5 4440 – 6mb – LGA1150 Socket (€154.99, $211.53)
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U12S (€57.9, $79.02)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer – ATX (€147.85, $201.79)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance - DDR3 – 2 x 8GB – 1600 MHz (€144.98, $197.88)
Graphic card: Palit - Gigabyte GV-N75TOC-2GI – GTX 750 TI (€129.37, $176.59)
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256 - 256GB (€172.9, $236.02)
SATA 2x: WD Red WD40EFRX – 4TB (2x €153.9, $210,09)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (€89.89, $122.71)
Extra fan (front side): Fractal Design Silent Series R2 140 mm (€16.49, $22.51)
Power supply: Corsair CS750M (€94.95, $129.64)
DVD±RW: LG GH24NSB0 (€16.72, $22.82)
Wireless: TP-LINK TL-WN881ND (€16.81, $22.94)

This makes a total of €1626.2 or $2,219.94.

I want you to give you’re thought and critical advice about my setup.
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: PC Build for graphic designers
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:28 pm 
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I'd get a cheaper cooler (CM 212 Hyper) and a cheaper board. I don't know if the UK has a similar pricing point, but in USD, I normally stick to $120-$150 tops for a Z series chipset. Should get you enough of a price difference to get a better CPU, which would go a longer way.

If you're not gaming, you can also dump the GPU. Unless the program you're using has GPU acceleration.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Build for graphic designers
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:11 am 
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I changed some things

i think this is a much better setup

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8QxprH


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 Post subject: Re: PC Build for graphic designers
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:10 am 
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Location: San Diego
For your needs you also require uhd or at least 1080p moniter with good contrast ratio


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 Post subject: Re: PC Build for graphic designers
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:45 am 
Smithfield
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chouf choouf wrote:
I changed some things

i think this is a much better setup

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8QxprH

That's looking a lot better.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Build for graphic designers
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:07 pm 
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I changed some few things

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($172.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($172.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor ($291.22 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.24 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1779.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 16:07 EDT-0400)


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