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Is this a good build for FCPX, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?

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Hey everyone,
This will be my first build, I'm pretty technical and have a friend helping. Wanted to get you guys' opinion on this.

I tried to search for this but couldn't find much.
What do you think of this setup? I'm hoping for something non-problematic.
Do you know any improvements for this setup that would make it easier to set up or more stable?

Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard

Intel Core i5 3570K - 3.4 GHz Quad-Core 6 MB Cache

Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) Memory RAM DDR3 Vengeance 1600MHz ...


Envizage 777 T-BIRD ATX Case

Gigabyte N65TOC-2GI - Graphics card - GF GTX 650 Ti - 2GB

Edimax EW-7711UAN Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adapter

Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD

WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA III 6GB/s HDD

This build is mainly for use with FCPX, Photoshop and Lightroom. Do these usually work alright?

Thanks a bunch!
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Parts look like a great selection to me.

One major red flag for me is the motherboard- not the motherboard itself, but buying it from that ebay auction.

The seller lists it as 'Ex display box opened' which sounds like a store display board to me, which frankly, I wouldn't trust. Further, the seller doesn't elaborate any more than that on the actual condition of the board, which is another major red flag.

Finally, the return policy to me is ridiculous. Basically, it states that returns must be unopened and unused, which is of course an impossibility for a motherboard in order to know if it works or not. So many red flags with a listing, personally I'd find another source for the motherboard, preferably a new one. A motherboard is the heart of a stable system, and IMO shouldn't ever be an open box item from an unknown source. Just a suggestion.

Otherwise, part choice looks solid to me and that combination should make for a nice Hackintosh. There are definitely guides here for the motherboard in the user builds section.

As for applications: I use FCP (7 not X) Photoshop 6 and Lightroom 4 on my signature hack, and all work perfectly. You should have no problem with those apps on that build, and performance will be very good.
 
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Thanks very much for the feedback, I've tried to go with the most recommended parts.
Good point about the MB, I'll look into it and maybe get a new one. :)
 
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Anyone else know if there are any known issues with this setup?

Thanks!
 
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The power supply built into that case is going to be garbage. Don't use it, and get something reliable.
 
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The power supply built into that case is going to be garbage. Don't use it, and get something reliable.
Ok thanks. I might be able to still change the order.
Why is it no good?
 
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Ok thanks. I might be able to still change the order.
Why is it no good?
A lot of times when you buy a case that includes a PSU (unless its a well-known brand) then they may cut corners with a low quality, generic PSU.

It very likely won't be 80-plus certified. (Efficiency rating that at least 80% of the power actually goes toward powering the PC, not wasted as heat.) Low quality PSUs tend to run hotter, and are often louder with lower-quality fans. The power generated may not be as clean as a quality brand. Worse case scenario: a truly bad PSU could die on your sooner than a decent one, and worst of all, could take out components with it.

It's really luck of the draw.

It's much preferable to buy the PC case you like minus PSU, for example:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Envizage-...ting_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item53f5f63830

Then pick out a decent, well-rated PSU separately. Go for well known brands, Examples: Corsair, Seasonic, Thermaltake, Antec, Zalman, NZXT, etc. etc. Look for 80+ certified. 500W is probably a good average for your build; just remember higher quality/lower wattage always beats higher wattage/lower quality.

PSUs don't seem that important to people, but I've seen a PC that was completely flaky, unstable, crashing a lot turn out to be perfectly stable with the simple change from a crappy PSU to a decent one. Lots of instability issues with cheap PCs can easily be power related.
 
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Power Supplies are a big issue

In the past year I stopped buying non gold power supplies. The surprise for me was how quiet the top end units are! My main Hack has a 1200 watt brute that costs as much as I used to spend on an entire computer. This unit is a top end Silverstone. No sound when it runs, never seems to falter and provides enough power to light up 3 computers without breathing hard. Since this purchase I've bought Corsair and Antec Gold units with lesser capacity and in each case the machine run smoothly with very low PSU noise.
 
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cool thanks. for my current machine the 500w ocz one i bought is working well.
 
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