Sub $5K Dream Machine for Adobe Creative Cloud

For creative professionals, the new Mac Pro loaded up with adequate storage and memory has a tendency to induce sticker shock; it’s a premium machine that comes with a premium price. But if you’re willing to switch over to the PC world, an equally impressive if not more powerful machine can be custom built for parts costing under $5,000. Here’s a recent example of a custom build for a client who wanted an animator’s dream machine to run the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite with plenty of power and silent operation:

  • Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E 3.4GHz LGA 2011 130W Desktop Processor
  • Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel LGA 2011
  • ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
  • Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 Sleeve Bearing 200mm Red LED Silent Fan
  • 2x Cooler Master JetFlo 120 POM Bearing 120mm High Performance Silent Fan
  • Cougar CF-V14HP 140mm Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing Fluid 14CM PWM Silent Cooling Fan
  • EVGA GTX 780 3GB Classified Edition
  • Antec Platinum HCP-1000 1000W ATX12V V2.32 / EPS12V V2.92 Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
  • 2x OCZ Vector 150 Series SSD SATA 3 6Gb/s Internal Storage, 480GB + 240GB
  • Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower PC Case with Metal Body and Hinged Side Panels
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