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/ BenchmarksCPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
($279.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
($29.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
($149.99 @ NCIX US) Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($113.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($182.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
($659.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case
($159.99 @ Best Buy) Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($149.49 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
($18.48 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
($88.88 @ Outlet PC) Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor
($549.99 @ NCIX US) Total:
$2443.75(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 02:26 EDT-0400)
The 4770K is the best for editing.
CM 212 EVO is the best value in cooling.
Gigabyte Z87 UD3H is a good motherboard.
16GB memory on just two non-heat spreader sticks. This will allow you to install any CPU cooler.
The Samsung 840 EVO is the best value out there now in SSD.
1TB HDD. Get a larger one if needed.
GTX 780 Video card is very high performance and 3GB ram. You need it for your high resolution monitor.
Great looking case with good cooling and a nifty handle on top.
Excellent quality power supply.
Windows 8 is your best bet. Fast booting, best in virus protection and the new 8.1 version will fix the interface issue.
Nice, large high resolution display for your viewing pleasure.
As far as building it, you can view some youtube videos or else contact a nearby PC store. They will assemble it for probably 50-100 bucks.