Necessary Urgent Help on PC Build

First off let me start by saying thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and second I AM A FIRST TIME PC BUILDER. There are several reasons I am building a PC. First off, I am starting to partially stray away from Console Gaminng so I want to make sure this Build is good for gaming. Second, I love doing work in Photoshop, and Cinema 4D. I also have a YouTube Channel ( which requires editing videos in Sony Vegas. So I need to make sure this is not only good for gaming but also a monster video editor. I have around a $1500 budget however if there is a necessary part that you may think is essential then I am willing to go over a little but I would prefer not to. Would you please reccomend parts please for my Video Editing and Gaming Machine. Thanks!


CPU (Not K because I don't plan on overcloking): Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770

3rd Party Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, Multi-Directional Mount, 92mm PWM Fan

MotherBoard: MSI ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboard, Z87-GD65 GAMING

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare

Boot Drive: Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive

GPU: EVGA EVGA GeForce GTX760 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 256bit

Power Supply: Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Cases, Black Pearl

DVD Drive: Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive

WiFi Card: ASUS(PCE-N15) maximum performance Wireless-N Network Adapter ( 300Mbps Transmit / 300Mbps Receive)

OS: Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

TOTAL: 1,381.29


Not to poke, but why is this urgent?

Also, not overclocking is literally throwing away free performance. If you aren't overclocking, you are wasting your money on an unlocked board.

Looking to purchase parts tommorrow

But would I really be able to overclock with this cooler?

Well, in that case, let me promptly throm something together.

Far better quality all around.

Much better, still oversized PSU.

Higher qualtiy mothecboard for evrclocking that 4770k.

Xigmatek Dark Knight II to handle that OC.

512GB ADATA SX900 intsead of a small SSD and HDD; much faster, reliable, and just a better choice.

The R4 is a fantastic case. Good choice.

That's pretty much the highlights of the rig.

^ Forgot the OS if he wants it.

You can trim it down to fit that easily.

I'm gonna tweak what Brennan did because you want to do editing. AMD is king for editing thanks to OpenCL. This is a new development because the older versions of Premiere did not support AMD graphics cards. So, here is what I'd do:

  • CPU: Intel i7 4770k: - Overclocking is insanely easy. It's worth the extra loot even if you only barely OC.
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87 Pro - This one has wi-fi built in and all the other options that you need
  • Hard Drive: - The one you picked is a great price
  • Storage Drive: (you will want more in the future as well)
  • RAM:  16 GB of 1866 Corsair RAM - 
  • GPU - 7970: - This one is so cheap right now that it is an instabuy before they run out. 
  • PSU: XFX 850W: - I have this one and it's great
  • Case:
  • Cooling: or
  • Windows 8 Pro 64:

Now, you will want to use this to do a little overclocking:




That depends on what software he usus for editing; he may be using CUDA-optimized, not just CUDA-supporting, software, such as the Adobe Suite, but if he is using Sony Vegas, for example, he is much better off with an AMD GPU. OpenCL itself is a much stronger architecture, but CUDA optimized programs can be very competitive.

I would stick with the Lepa G 650 PSU, though, for the added efficiency of the lower wattage, low ripple, and semi-modularity (24 pin and EPS.)

Photoshop would take advantage of better/more ram like 2 kits of 2X8Gb DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance CL10 or Kingston HyperX Beast CL11

I second Logan observations about  ASUS Z87 Pro Motherboard

I don't know about Sony Vegas, but C4D and Photoshop would take advantage of the AMD HD7970(Open CL/Open GL)

If DirectX is important for you, stick with GTX760 or GTX770 4Gb(more GPU ram = better 3d viewport perf)

And if playing with Thinking Particles inside C4D => GTX770 4Gb