Build a Mac Pro killer for half the price

Our videographer Leo needed a super high-end computer for video editing. We had a choice between buying a Mac Pro for £3000 and building our own for half the price – and using the rest of the money on an excellent investment (read: Nerf Guns and a 3D printer). The choice was clear!

If you’re looking to make your own, here’s the materials we used:

Motherboard: Asus X79-DELUXE – £259

CPU: Intel 4930K – £413

RAM Memory Kit: Kingston 16gb ram – £112

Graphics Card: Asus 760 – £184

SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO – £99

PC Case: Fractal Design Define R4 – £78

Power Supply: Seasonic X 650W – £108

Heat sink and fan: Mugen 4 – £38

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit – £60

Hard drive (2): Seagate SV35 2TB – £142

Backup hard drive: WD 4TB Green – £117

Thermal compound: Arctic MX4 – £4

Keyboard: Cherry Stream XT – £17