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This is my 1st Build. I had some help from members on this site and reddit. I have it ready to go but haven't started using it for its intended purpose (video editing) yet. Trying to decide if I want to upgrade to Adobe Premier Pro. Also finishing up current project on my old machine. As I am typing this there seems to be a problem uploading pictures so I may have to stop back with pics. Ended up coming in at $1807 if rebates come in. I added some fans and had to buy some extension cables. I have it OC at 4.4. Haven't done any benchmarks but windows experience is 7.9. It is the fastest computer I have ever used and I expect it will work fine for my needs. Thanks for all that helped and I suspect I'll be back in 3-4 years to do this again.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 4 points

One thing that instantly stood out for me in the picture is that you do not have the 8 pin power cable connected and yet you are overclocking your CPU. You may get far better performance out of your CPU if you installed this power connection.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

the 8 pin is what powers the cpu, the 24 pin is for fans headers, pci lanes, etc, he must have taken the picture before he plugged in the 8-pin or it wouldn't even boot

  • 87 months ago
  • 4 points

The money spent on the 256Gb SSD should have been put towards a 670 or 680. The PSU is also a little underpowered. You don't want to skimp on the PSU in a high-powered build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

A beastly build, you spend 320$ on SSDs but you only get a gtx 660 ti? Honestly.. this is the second time I've seen someone spend this much and still end up with an overpriced GPU.. you could've added some money into a GTX 670 which is much better for editing and just overall...

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

not even

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Explain? The GTX 660Ti is priced at a stupid amount..

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

That's not even the 660 Ti. That's just the 660.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh haha yea.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Wasted most of your money on ssds. You kinda skimped on the PSU and your GPU.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes Adobe Premier Pro is awesome. I'd say go with whatever software you are most natural with, but it's cool to try new programs.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this is a good place to start for now. i7 with 16 GB of RAM is very nice, and while I think that this initial build wasn't the time for two ssds, they will come in handy for the future. If it were me, next step would be to save some money and invest in bigger PSU. 600-650 Watt would be sufficient, modular would help with cable management. After that, I'd look at a graphics card upgrade. 670 would be a good choice for the future. However, I'd also wait a little bit to see if any progress is done on the 700 series, to see if the 600 series cards come down in price. Also, I'd try to look at other brands for the graphics card. Asus makes excellent parts, but they can be a little pricey. I'd look for something that gets good reviews and is still a decent price. All in all, I'm glad you are satisfied with your build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I second that with a suggestion of the Gigabyte (Windforce) version of the GTX 670.