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So I decided to put aside some money to build a PC for multimedia and some mild gaming. I intended to use programs such as Adobe CC 2014 and Sony Vegas, and some steam games now that I have the capability to. /r/buildapc helped me out a lot, and I think I would up getting a great build!
Decided to name it the RGB Machine for its use, and the way it looks from my desk with the Blue Chipset and Red RAM
CPU: Knew I wanted a quad core CPU so I went with an i5. They had a 4590 significantly cheaper at a microcenter near me so I took the drive and picked up the case while I was there since they only carried the green and black one there.
Mobo: Reddit users insisted I get an H97 board. Was unsure at the time what that meant but now I am very thankful for that. Went with the Pro4 ATX vs other Form factors to fit well in the case I purchased, as well as the Pro4 was a little cheaper than the PC Mate. It also had more 3.0 ports in the back and HD audio as well which was the deciding factor. Althouh I dont like the non-full ATX form, it looks odd in the case and would of liked to get a mobo that takes up more space. That being said, the Pro4 is still much better than the PC Mate
Ram: 8GB and a heat spreader, why spend more for the v2.0 with 'wings' when the v1.0 will get the job done. Was original going to go with 16GB, but added an SSD to keep cost down.
SSD: I herd the XLR8 was a great SSD by users so I went with that. Installed Windows to it and it boots up very fast!
HDD: From reviews and comparison, the barracuda seemed to be the best bang for your buck...literately. Works great on the SSD/HDD set up!
GPU: I knew I wanted a performance gaming GPU that will still work great with my multimedia programs. So I bought the 280x knowing that it will not work with Adobe's CUDA acceleration. I didn't find this too big of a deal however since I was considering a 770 for the same price but it had 1GB less VRAM. As it stands, the 280x works fine without the acceleration.
Case: with the NZXT H440, its quiet, cool (looks and temps), and effortless cable mannagement with all the space by the PSU.
PSU: I probably didnt need 600 Wats but got the Corsair CX Series, modular with plenty of room if I choose to expand.
WiFi card: Fits inside a PCI-e slot and works great
Cable Mannagement: Made use of all the room in the H440 and stuffed it all in the bottom compartment, routed the cables that I needed to
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0:
3983 @ 158.1 FPS (Min 32.2, Max 266.0) Direct3D9 Basic @ 1280x720
929 @ 36.9 FPS (Min 7.6, Max 81.6) Direct3D11 Ultra Extreme @ 1920x1080
Update: With a NZXT Hue, better cooler, and a K70, this build is complete. Thanks to those who recommended those parts!