a good 450-650w psu is enough for one video card build. If you do plan get SLI then 750-850w is fine choice.
This is really good and now cheap choice. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
Modular, Gold efficiency, Five years warranty.. Really good reliability. And with this you can sli two GTX 770..
Must buy is SSD (if you do not have one) cheap and good fast enough SSD is sandisk ultra plus. Take 256GB smaller is too small for video editing. Lots of guys use smaller 32-128GB SSD for cashing. Samsung PRO is fastest but cheaper MLC chips are good too.
Video card needs to be GTX 650Ti boost or faster. New GTX 760 is really good. IMO but you can use GTX 650 and do really good fast video editing. Gaming is wher you'd need video card.
4770k is not best choice to video editing. Intel 3930k or new 4930k are the best. For video editing you need fast cpu. Lots of memory, Fast SSD / HDD and lots of HDD space. So for video editing you need build like this.
-the i7 4770k is roughly twice as fast as the q9550 at stock speeds. as for the recommendation of a getting a 3930k or a 4930k, ignore it. they are not for gaming, rather, they are for intensive workstation applications. they can game alright, but you are spending more for less performance. to actually make use of the extra cores of the 3930k, you would have to be rendering some pretty hardcore stuff like 4k raw files
-dont bother with ramsticks that perform the same but cost a lot more
-your going to need a better cooler than that zalman
-no reason to get a scam tooth. in fact, i wouldnt even bother with asus as they offer the same things as the gigabyte for a much higher price. you do however get better software that you only use once on the asus boards
-you are going to need a SSD. it will help you with the overall boot and load times with pretty much everything
-you are going to need a modern card to make use of the new CPU otherwise there is going to be a severe bottleneck. a 770 will do the job for 1080p gaming
-highly suggest getting a new case like this one. the airflow will certainly be better and the overall build will look neater as cases have introduced grommets and actual cabling room since the q9550 was released
-a massive psu is definitely not needed for single card operation
Thanks guys for the suggestions I really do appreciate them!
The video card I just got is a GTX 560 upgraded from the geforce 9800gtx . .
I know it isn't top of the line but I can see a big increase in my games, so though if I saw an increase now it should be better
with a better system.
Also I have a new antec twelve hundred case. so I am good in that area as well.
I will take a look at the gigabyte mobos, I have always used asus, but I do have an open mind for the most part.
The reason for the psu I put up is it is fully modular, the one I have now is a wire mess and being able to put in the cables I need is the selling point to me.
I will take a look at the SSD as well. Don't know too much info on them so will do some research.
the 770 is about 2.5x faster than the 560. you might as well make the upgrade
as for the case, you could still use an upgrade
for the SSD, you dont need to do a ton of research. basically everyone out there will be a huge improvement over a hard drive and the speed differences between each SSD will be non-existent in real life