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Advice needed for building a video editing and gaming PC

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February 19, 2014 2:30:54 PM

Hello,

I just wanted advice on want sort of parts I could consider for building a new PC. I will mainly be using it for word processing, video and picture editing and gaming with games including The Sims 3 (and possibly 4) and Titanfall.

I'll probably use a screen of a 1920x1080 resolution and would preferably have a Intel Core CPU. I probably won't be overclocking and would like it to run reasonably quietly. I'm planning to get this built by the end of this year and will have it run on Windows 8.

(As affordable as possible albeit without any compromises - under £1000)

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a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2014 2:40:46 PM

We need a little more information in order to offer meaningful build advice. Please include all the information in the *How to Ask for New Build or Upgrade Advice* sticky at the top of the forum so we can help you come up with a build that's optimized for your intended use and budget.
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February 19, 2014 3:34:25 PM

Have my new additions been of any assistance?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2014 3:44:58 PM

I still don't know what components are supposed to be included in the budget, but here's a nice micro ATX build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£100.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£76.06 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£63.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£242.90 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.00 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.83 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.05 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £963.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 23:41 GMT+0000)

I don't know what type of video editing you'll be doing, but stepping up to 16GB of RAM may be useful if the software will utilize it. I included the i7 chip with video editing in mind.
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February 22, 2014 1:06:31 PM

Oh, by video editing I only meant things such as CyberLink PowerDirector 12 - nothing too intensive.
Would an i5 be perhaps more sensible in that case, if so which one?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 22, 2014 1:46:51 PM

I would stick with the i7 for all types of video editing, but if you want to drop down to an i5 I would get the i5-4670K.
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