Is $2,500 too much for a PC?

shoomee

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Ok I have had this build in mind for months now. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vhZBTW

The uses would be heavy gaming, recording and video editing/photo manipulation.

In all honesty would I be wasting my money? Should I build a $1000 build and use the money left over for upgrades? (Im still saving money)

Or do you think I would be very happy with the money spent? Would a Gtx 770 with the i7 be a good choice?

So yeah. Tell your thoughts/opinions.
 

shoomee

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It releases on the 25th.
Also would a 780ti be worth the extra $200? I want something that runs everything like butter.
 

shoomee

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That would mean a different mobo. Would I also need an AMD cpu?
 
There are a couple things I would change on your build but its just personal preference.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($152.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.23 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($100.64 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($53.48 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($68.99 @ Best Buy)
Other: Blue Snowball Microphone ($99.99)
Other: Kingston USB 3.0 Card Reader ($15.99)
Total: $2278.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:34 EDT-0400)

I strongly suggest that motherboard.
 

shoomee

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Didn't realize it had crossfire support.
 

shoomee

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Alright I'll use that Mobo. But overall do you think I would be wasting my money on this PC? Some people say I would be....

 
Honestly, no I don't think you would be wasting your money. That build will last you an extremely long time as long as you get quality parts which you (and I) have chosen. People are just jealous and they need to get over that. If the actual build of the computer itself was $3000, then I would say that would be a waste of money. However, this is not the case and I believe you are spending your money wisely.. Happy building and Good luck!:) post on here or pm me if you need anything else
 

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I would also like to add that many people don't understand the need to spend that much on a computer. My friend just spent well over 500$ for a camera lens... Which I find to be a complete waste of money
 

shoomee

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Thanks for the help! Like I said it will be awhile before I have all of the parts! One reason I'm building is for the experience.

Once it's finished I plan to use it for a long time.
 

Sounds like a good plan! Happy building :D
 

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