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(Some things were changed from the time of me taking these pictures, and I'll point them out along the way.) ++(Some images failed to load apparently. There's about 9 others that didn't get posted. I'll fix that when I come home.) Prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar.

So, I built this PC with the intention of doing major photo work in Photoshop, along with high performance gaming whenever I find the time. Work and school eats up alot of your time, eh? :p

Quick rundown of the parts:

i7 4770k: Just needed good speed at a fair price. I would have gone with an 8350, but seeing the longevity of my old machine (With a 6 year old PENTIUM) I really couldn't say no to staying with Intel. Also because I think the box is pretty. ----At a modest 4.0ghz, I could probably push it a TAD further to 4.3, but unfortunately, I got a pretty bad chip in terms of overclocking.

Corsair h80i: I just wanted something that didn't take up a large amount of space, as I plan to upgrade my GPUs to the ever so handsome Kraken G10 from NZXT. Just wanted to be sure I had enough space to do so. What can I say? Keeps my i7 at a reasonable temperature at 100% load, but I'm usually pushing about an 85% load on a daily basis.

Gigabyte z87x-UD4H: What can I say? It's a motherboard. And a damn good one at that. Very stable, I've never seen board temps go above 28, and I like the red accents. Really helps tie the build together.

G.Skill Ripjaws X-Series: In the pictures, and in the parts list, you'll see I have two 8gb DIMMS. However, this is sort of a lie. One of those sticks was DOA. Cause blue screens, got a whackton of 100+ errors on Memtest, it was just a wreck. So I just have one stick in there for now. I load it up so fast it's not even funny. Poor little module. :(

840 EVO: Ohhh, baby, this may be my favorite part in the build. Photoshop flies on it, rendering flies on it, boot up times are basically nothing. Nothing but good things to say. If you need an SSD, PICK ONE OF THESE UP. You will not regret it.

Segate 2tb: Meh.

Gigabyte R9 280x2: (I'll note that I bought these when they were still at the $300 price point.) They fly. That's all I really need to say. Mine, unfortunately, do run a bit hot, but like I said, I'm getting G10's for them, so that'll be fixed soon.

So there's my build. The cable management has been slightly improved since the photos were taken, and other than the missing stick of RAM, this is my PC. -^

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Photos are dim but the build is nice +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I could take more pictures if you'd like.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Its fine I was just curious because the lighting wasn't great and and the build was labeled photo editing rig. The pictures are still better than 99.99% of PCPartPicker though

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I did try my best with what I had.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe a slower shutter speed and or higher ISO? Though getting below 1/80 you might want a try pod or something to stabilize the hands. Nice rig though. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I really hate using ISO adjustment. With my a77, it's so hard to be able to push the ISO pass 3200 and have quality left over. All the shots were taken at 1/100 and ISO 1000.

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

I would like to believe that i'm one of the 00.01%? :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

LED panels for my camera didn't come yet, and had to rely on my one 50watt bulb on my ceiling for lighting. Thanks for the +1 :3

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel sorry for that little module of RAM... forever alone. :P

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Well, only until Christmas c: He'll be getting three new friends. ;)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I love photo editing builds because the pictures are always so nice!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks! I'll try and update the photos over the next day or so, maybe take it out to my patio for a real quick shoot. :p

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, its unfortunate to see that one of the graphics cards is sagging. Maybe an aftermarket backplate could fix that. Does anybody even make that?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder if the screw holes from my Maxtrix edition 7970 would match up with the R9 280.. Could use that to base a top plate for that on...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm trying to see if I can find something to hold it up. It may come to that I tie a string to it and put it through the mesh on the top of my case, if nothing else works, haha. :p

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

For just Photoshop and intense gaming? Working with 3D applications on this computer will be a dream, but it's a tab bit overkill for just photoshop and gaming~ not really griping but still.......envy hurts :D

+1 of course

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not just for Photoshop now, I'm trying to get my hands on some particle simulators for C4D to make my life somewhat easier for a few things :p

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very capable rig sir. Should last you for years as far as gaming goes. It's nice to save money up front, but future proofing is always a good thing.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, always. At the least, I'm not upgrading my system for probably three years, except for adding another SSD in somewhere down the road.