Is this compatible? Need to know if anythings missing or un-needed..


Jan 2, 2013
This computer will be used for phothoshop and other rendering.. First type builder.. I tried to do my research.. but sorry if its not enough..

Motherboard $169.99
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU $279.99
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

GPO $59.99
GIGABYTE GV-N220OC-1GI GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
RAM $77.99
CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMT8GX3M2A1866C9

SSD 30GB $74.99
Kingston SSDNow V 200 KR-S3060-3H 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-alone Drive)

HDD 2TB $109.99
TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive $91.59
HP Black 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM SATA 12.7mm Slim Optical Drive Model 481041-B21 - OEM

Power Supply $129.99
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Case $129.99
Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan

CPU + mobo = why not use z77 mobo + newer 3770K?

SSD 30 is fot what? it is not enough for win 7 and some program, any cache accumated will excess 40-50Gb

GPU, get at least nvidia 1GB DDR5 dude... thats is the least requirement for adobe series, especially premiere and AE


Sep 29, 2012
I agree with the Z77 + 3770K. Get a basic ATX Z77 like one of the ASUS Pro or Gigabyte UD3 series. The rest is just extra features that you may not need.

For the GPU, something in the range of a 1GB 7770 or a 1GB GT640 would be better. (I would aim for a 650/660 if you want to use CUDA and have a good boost in graphics performance or want to game a little)

You can get a 120GB Samsung 830 SSD fo $99 which will easily be enough for your OS and your main programs.

You can save money on the RAM by just getting some cheaper 1600MHz CL9 memory instead.

For the optical drive a ~$20 LiteOn or LG would be fine. I have seen some generic slim ones for a simliar price but I cannot verify their quality.

The PSU is a good one but you won't need that much power, 500-650W is plenty, especially since you will be using a single low-end GPU. (Over-clocking will still be fine)

The case is up to you but that thing is huge, a Coolermaster XM or a similar mid tower may be better off.

Hope this helps