Proposed New PC Build – Comments, Please!

Dave McKeen

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Hello! I am getting together a list of parts for a new PC build and would like comments, feedback and advice. I want to be able to nimbly process video clips with Photoshop (19.0.1.29687) in the Motion workspace and Bridge (8.0.1.282) in Filmstrip view. Please flag anything that is suspect. Here is the template from the sticky:
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Approximate Purchase of Parts Date: May-June 2018

Budget Range: $2600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, including 3D rendering and video clip editing/rendering, photo retouching. No games.

Are you buying a monitor: No. My existing Monitor NEC PA242W at 1920 x 1200 dpi is fine.

Parts to Upgrade: It’s a new build. Only reusing a Cooler Master HAF 912 case, Keyboard and the monitor

Do you need to buy OS: Yes- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit – OEM (incorporates BitLocker)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Looks like Amazon wins here.

Location: City, State/Region, Country – Dallas, Texas USA – MicroCenter will supply my CPU

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: See proposed build list

Overclocking: Don’t plan on it but want the option

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC. Using MS Office Apps, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Lightroom, Firefox.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current main PC is three years old. Just wanting to modernize. My existing PCs (including a standby and NAS) are running Windows 7. This will be my first windows 10 PC

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links. OK, here goes:
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Here’s what I have as of this moment:

Motherboard ROG MAXIMUS X HERO Intel Z370 ATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LEDs,DDR4 4133MHz, dual M.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2
Newegg Item#: 9SIA2F86MG9210 $252.23
Amazon $244.78

CPU Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Micro Center $319.99, Newegg Item#: N82E16819117827 $378.99
Amazon $333.00

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper RR-212E-20PK-R2 LED CPU Cooler with PWM Fan, Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes
Newegg Item#: 9SIA86J67V8785 $127.99
Amazon $29.21

DRAM DDR4-2666 288-Pin
Motherboard supports 64 GB
Windows 10 Home supports 128 GB, Windows 10 Pro supports 512 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) AMD X399 Compatible Desktop Memory Model CMK64GX4M4A2666C16
Newegg Item#: N82E16820233891 $744.99
Amazon (2x16GB) $363.24 x 2 = $726.48

GPU
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card
Newegg Item#: N82E16814127963 $369.99
Amazon $360.99

PSU
SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
Newegg Item#: N82E16817151118 Not avail 3/24/18 –
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 120-G1-0650-XR 80+ GOLD
Item#: N82E16817438026 $104.99
Amazon $79.99

SSD1 (C:\), SDD2 (Photoshop scratch + misc))
SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E250BW (I believe the Asus motherboard will support two of these at PCIe 3 x4)
Newegg Item#: N82E16820147593 $119.99 x 2 = $239.98
Amazon $119.99 x 2 = $239.98

HDD1 (Data)
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST2000NE0025 2TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Newegg Item#: N82E16822179102 $129.99
Amazon $129.99

USB 3.1Expansion Card
StarTech 7-port PCI Express USB 3.0 card - standard and low-profile design Model PEXUSB3S7
Newegg Item#: N82E16815158412 $58.74
Amazon $58.74

Blu-Ray Burner
LG Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40
Newegg Item#: N82E16827136269 $58.99
Amazon $58.99

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit – OEM (incorporates BitLocker)
Newegg Item#: N82E16832588491 $142.99
Amazon $142.99

Budget= $2600

Already have:
Monitor: NEC PA242W 1920 x 1200 dpi

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

Keyboard: Cooler Master Quick Fire XT Cherry Brown Mechanical Keyboard
 

Dave McKeen

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Oops- hit a snag. I notice in the manual for the MAXIMUS VII HERO there is no PS2 port on the rear panel I/O. Nothing in Advanced > APM about powering the PC ON from the keyboard. My previous three builds allowed me to set Ctrl+Esc as the key combination to power up the systems.

Does anybody here know of any way to start up the PC based on this motherboard from the keyboard? I don't want to have to reach under my table to power up the PC every time after years of having the luxury of doing it from the keyboard!

Thanks, - Dave
 

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