Need Help choosing components for new build.

My current PC is holding up workflow and not supporting all the features in CS6 Production premium, so it’s time for new hardware.


Current System


CPU- i7 2600 (locked version).


Motherboard- H67.


RAM- 16GB DDR3 1333.


Video card- AMD HD 6770- 1GB.


Disk Drives- 1x 2Tb Seagate, 1x 1TB WD Caviar Black, 1x Samsung External drive for backups.


SSD- 60GB Intel 520 series.


Shortfalls in Current System’s performance.


Previewing the timeline in Premiere Pro works fine until the current time indicator reaches a clip of Uncompressed .avi footage. Then it bogs down, and frame rates plummet. I suspect it’s the disc drives failing to move the high bit rate data fast enough, so I’ll probably need a raid-0 set up.


Slow previews in After Effects. Upping the RAM from 8GB to 16GB improved previews significantly, but it could be better.


Current GPU doesn’t support 3D Ray tracing.



Budget for new build


  $2800 (Australian dollars).



Components I’m considering for new build



Case- Corsair 600T (already owned).


Motherboard- Z77. (Not sure which particular Z77 is best suited).


CPU- i7 3770k


CPU Cooling- Suggestions please.


RAM- 32GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Any suggestions ?


C: drive- SSD : 240GB intel 520 series.


Media/assets disc- 1x 2TB Seagate drive.


After Effects Exports (Uncompressed .avi) – 2x 2TB Seagate drives in Raid-0.


Premiere Pro Exports- 1x 1TB WD Caviar Black (already owned).


After Effects RAM Cache- SSD 60GB intel 520 series (already owned).


Internal drive for backups- 3TB WD Red.


GPU- GTX 580 – 3GB. Why not a 600 series GTX ? Because I plan to use Blender. Apparently 600 series cards don’t work well with Blender.

PSU- Modular. Wattage requirements not yet calculated.


OS- Windows 7 Professional? or Ultimate?



Suggested changes to the list, please.

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