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New computer build for Non-Gaming, but Video Editing Friend

It's been so long since I last built a computer that I feel far too out of date to help my friend enough.

My friend is looking to upgrade from his laptop to building a desktop computer, he doesn't play games and has no plans to, either, but he is starting to teach himself the basics of sony vegas video editing.

I'm looking for a build that will give him a decent render time for years to come, but with little to no emphasis on gaming capabilities. Is anyone up for the challenge of helping me find the parts to build him a solid computer? He didn't give me a specific budget, but I had hoped it would all come to $600-$800 including a 23" monitor. Thanks in advance!
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  1. Best answer
    i hope it is USD currency
    core i5 haswell
    gtx 650 Ti for CUDA accelerated rendering
    8GB RAM

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $798.13
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 17:49 EDT-0400)
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    i hope it is USD currency
    core i5 haswell
    gtx 650 Ti for CUDA accelerated rendering
    8GB RAM

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $798.13
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 17:49 EDT-0400)


    You're awesome, thanks man :)
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