First build $1500-$1800 range

spamquack

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alright so i get to build my first computer in a few days, so i need help deciding on a few things. my limit is $1500-$1800 ($1850 max). i will be using this computer for school work (graphic/webpage design major), gaming, and i want to try and start a youtube channel.
I have 2 builds that im looking at but not sure which route i want to take.

On this first build i just plan on using my 32" tv as my monitor and buying the extra stuff at the buttom. ($1,800)

NZXT Phantom 410 ATX Mid Tower
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3
SanDisk Extreme 120GB SATA III
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM SATA
Rosewill HIVE Series 750W Continuous
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 11
Blue Yeti USB Microphone
Studio Headphones
Microphone Pop Filter
On Stage Stands Tripod Boom Stand

For the second build i was going to buy two 20" monitors and speakers and cheap out on the headset/mic. ($1,850)

NZXT Phantom 410 ATX Mid Tower
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3
SanDisk Extreme 120GB SATA III
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA
Rosewill HIVE Series 750W Continuous
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

ASUS VS208N-P Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor (two)
Logitech Z313 25 w 2.1 Speaker System
RAZER Electra 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Essential Gaming & Music Headset
 

Emelth

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Dont choose a Rosewill PSU got with either: Antec, SilverStone, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling

both builds look good it all depends (stick with 16GB RAM for both)

I would probably go with the 2nd build cause i can game on one monitor and design *** on the other
 
Rosewill is probably OK, Seasonic PSU's tend to be the best quality around though. The reason Corsair/Antec PSU's are recommended a lot is because Seasonic makes most of their better ones. Also, 750W is far more than you need, I'd just get a top quality ~500-550W model.
 
i have

-a board that you will actually use all the features that are onboard
-a much cheaper cooler that will perform around the same for what you are using it for
-a gtx 670 as it is better for the adobe suite
-better psu although the hive series are ok
-larger SSD
-better monitor
- do not get blu-ray if you are not to watch blu rays twice a week
- dont get a razer headset if you are looking for sound quality

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uZ5f
 

Emelth

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Haha you sure do love that case :p, cant really talk i love the Corsair cases especially the 500R
 


well are you going to use ALL of the ports provided? if not, there is no point given its a 70 dollar increase for something that you dont use

i dont see how. you just put them side by side.
 

Emelth

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