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Computer build for photo/video and mild gaming

by Baston296 / May 1, 2013 2:33 AM PDT

Hi everyone,

It is the first time I'm building a computer and I would like to be sure thatt this setup is problem-free and relatively adequate for my use.

I'm mostly doing heavy Photoshop work with some Premiere work, and I'm gaming only occasionnally.

- i7 3770K
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance
- Ventirad Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
- Kit Dual Channel DDR3 Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red, 2 x 4 Go, PC3-12800, CAS 9
- ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti Direct CU II, 2 Go
- SSD SanDisk Ultra Plus, 128 Go, SATA III
- Seagate Barracuda, 2 To
- Xigmatek Midgard II case
- PSU Be Quiet Pure Power L8, 630W

Is there anything unneccessary or is there a bottleneck somewhere?
More importantly, is there a serious compatibility problem?

Thank you very much!

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Seems OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 1, 2013 2:37 AM PDT
http://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/250 has me checking the dual rail +12V but at 30A each and looking at the power tests I think it's OK.

I see you going for the somewhat expert OS install on SSDD so let's hope you have support handy for that.
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Save a buck.
by Bob__B / May 1, 2013 3:48 AM PDT

Unless your planning on over clocking look at the 3770.......sans "k".

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Thank you
by Baston296 / May 1, 2013 5:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Save a buck.

Thank you for your good responses!
Maybe I'm indeed going to overclock it so it seems the K is fine.
My concern is more about the GPU, isn't that a little over the board as I don't think I'll be playing a lot of heavy games? Is the 660 or the HD7870 (or even slightly lower) still acceptable?

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by Bob__B / May 1, 2013 8:23 AM PDT
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More thoughts
by Bob__B / May 1, 2013 11:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

Start with none.
The 3770 comes with an Igp......test it.
If that's acceptable to you......good to go.
If not......move up the gpu ladder.

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