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Building My First PC for Gaming, Video Editing, and Recording Music

So I'm new here and am building my first PC that'll be used for gaming, editing VFX videos and recording music in Pro Tools.. I'll also be recording gameplay.

I'm having a friend of mine pick out the parts for the build and was wondering if this stuff is good or if there's better parts I should get...

My budget is $1,500 just for the computer itself, excluding monitor, keybaord, and mouse..

Here are the parts he suggested;

cpu $175 amd fx 8320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

mobo $180 ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877

ram $65 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148543

gpu $500 MSI R7970 LIGHTNING BE Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127736

SSD $180 Mushkin Enhanced Chronos
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237

HDD $95 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

PSU $150 CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

case $140 Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Gunmetal Black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013

cpu cooler $115 CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031


Let me know if these are the best for my money or if I should get something different.. Here's there monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

This is the monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236293

Keyboard

http://www.corsair.com/gaming-peripherals/gaming-keyboards/vengeance-k90-performance-mmo-mechanical-gaming-keyboard.html

Mouse

http://www.corsair.com/us/gaming-peripherals/gaming-mice/vengeance-m65-fps-laser-gaming-mouse-gunmetal-black.html
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  1. Not bad but I see a lot of places that can be improved with a lower cost.
  2. Check out this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2bcc
    It will perform better in every way then the build you selected. I hope you like it!
  3. RazerZ said:
    Not bad but I see a lot of places that can be improved with a lower cost.


    What do you have in mind?
  4. kirilmatthew said:
    Check out this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2bcc
    It will perform better in every way then the build you selected. I hope you like it!


    Thanks! I'll send that to my friend and have him check it out.. I'm clueless about this stuff.
  5. chasemgm said:
    kirilmatthew said:
    Check out this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2bcc
    It will perform better in every way then the build you selected. I hope you like it!


    Thanks! I'll send that to my friend and have him check it out.. I'm clueless about this stuff.


    Sure, let me know what he thinks!
  6. Best answer
    chasemgm said:
    RazerZ said:
    Not bad but I see a lot of places that can be improved with a lower cost.


    What do you have in mind?


    This build is quite solid and should work perfectly for gaming/video editing.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($77.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.65 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Evolution ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1167.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 15:16 EDT-0400)
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