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Advice needed on building a Video Editing & Gaming PC

Hi,

I have come up with a build that I will be using for mainly video editing and gaming. I am new in choosing my own parts for my build so I am unsure if my current build is affordable and efficient for what I am doing.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
CPU Cooler: C.M HYPER 212 X CPU COOLER
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING
GPU: Asus GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5
PSU: Seasonic M12II-MODULAR 650W
Case: Corsair 350D m-ATX
Storage: Samsung EVO 120GB SSD ($149), WD Green 2TB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 Memory
Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive

I also wish to not exceed my budget of $1500. Please look at my build and see which components can be changed to be better for what I am doing. Thanks!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($132.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $1410.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 03:49 EDT-0400)

    Better cpu cooler.
    Better gpu.
    Larger psu for future SLI.
  2. Unless I'm mistaken, you've picked a M-ATX case but a full sized ATX motherboard. The Motherboard is too big for the case you've selected. You'll need either a full ATX case, or an Micro ATX motherboard - there are plenty of both to choose from.

    Otherwise that looks like a solid build. If you're video editing, I'd consider at least a WD Blue drive to store and edit on, those greens are fine but pretty slow and the price jump from Green to Blue is very small.

    Nice build though.

    EDIT: - fyi - I was referring to the original build - not realchaos' suggested build.
  3. realchaos said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($132.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $1410.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 03:49 EDT-0400)

    Better cpu cooler.
    Better gpu.
    Larger psu for future SLI.


    Thanks, but I have a limited variety of components to choose from since I am not buying my components online but from a store. Many of the items unfortunately are not available in that store.

    This is the list of components the store sells.http://bit.ly/1f9NwMT

    From the list, I will not be able to find these stuff:
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler
    XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  4. How did you even get your build you posted under 1500?
    From what I'm looking at, the processor and motherboard is already $750.
    The Asus GTX 760 is $425.
    That's already $1175 on three components.
    Add in the cpu cooler (~$70), case (~$120), SSD (~150) that's already over $1500. Then there's the psu and ram which will make it about 1700-1800.
  5. realchaos said:
    How did you even get your build you posted under 1500?
    From what I'm looking at, the processor and motherboard is already $750.
    The Asus GTX 760 is $425.
    That's already $1175 on three components.
    Add in the cpu cooler (~$70), case (~$120), SSD (~150) that's already over $1500. Then there's the psu and ram which will make it about 1700-1800.


    Oh the currency for this is different. It's not in US$. I just converted the estimated amount into that. The currency in the list is SGD.
  6. So what is your budget in whatever currency is listed on the list?
  7. realchaos said:
    So what is your budget in whatever currency is listed on the list?


    My budget is SGD 2000.
  8. Best answer
    i7-4770k + ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - 687
    G.SKILL RIPJAWS-X 1866MHZ ( 8GBx2pcs ) CL9 - 232
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 X - 69
    WD Blue 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache - 85
    LG 24X DVD-RW SATA OEM - 25
    SEASONIC M12II-MODULAR 650W - 125
    NZXT PHANTOM 410 ( BLACK / WHITE ) - 155
    GIGABYTE R9 280X 3GB O.C DDR5 - 449
    SAMSUNG EVO 120GB SSD - 149

    Total: 1976
  9. realchaos said:
    i7-4770k + ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - 687
    G.SKILL RIPJAWS-X 1866MHZ ( 8GBx2pcs ) CL9 - 232
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 X - 69
    WD Blue 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache - 85
    LG 24X DVD-RW SATA OEM - 25
    SEASONIC M12II-MODULAR 650W - 125
    NZXT PHANTOM 410 ( BLACK / WHITE ) - 155
    GIGABYTE R9 280X 3GB O.C DDR5 - 449
    SAMSUNG EVO 120GB SSD - 149

    Total: 1976


    Okay thanks a lot for your help! Will consider further about this build. :)
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