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Gaming/Editing PC build $2000-$2500

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May 13, 2014 9:03:19 PM

Hey guys, I have been wanting to get into pc gaming and video editing. The date of purchase for this build is sometime around summer. I need OS, peripherals, a 27 inch monitor for work, and a 24 inch for gaming. For the gaming monitor, I would like for it to be 1ms. I am not looking for a 1440p monitor, 1080p is fine. Here is my build so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
Also, please help me choose a good editing program for Youtube, 3D editing, and skits. Another thing, I prefer it to be Intel and Nvidia, but if you can convince me why AMD is better, I'll take it. One last thing, a SSD should be in the build because I feel its better than a hard drive for the OS boot-up. Thanks for helping me guys, I appreciate it alot.
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May 13, 2014 9:10:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($182.15 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($495.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Monitor: Asus VX279Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($257.58 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2292.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 00:10 EDT-0400)
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May 13, 2014 9:12:04 PM

Use 2 x 24in 1080p monitors like your chosen Asus. 27in will look grainy. Especially up close.

I use Power Director. Its cheap and easy to use and fully functional.

An i7 4770k is much better for editing - cpu tasks. http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/448/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8...

And 16GB ram too
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May 13, 2014 9:12:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($565.25 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($304.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.51 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB ACX Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($122.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ GW2750HM 27.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2555.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 00:27 EDT-0400)
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May 14, 2014 6:38:55 AM

So, can somebody explain how a 780 ti and a 780 differ?
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May 15, 2014 12:39:09 AM

Hot_Chetoes1457 said:
So, can somebody explain how a 780 ti and a 780 differ?


Yes, the 780ti has all 15 SMX processors enabled. They are the heart of the graphics card and do most of the work. The 780 has only 12 of them enabled. So a 780ti could be as much as 25% faster (15/12) However, benches show the 780ti is about 10% faster for 1920X1080 displays, and as you get to bigger displays and more demanding graphics, the speed improvements reach 20%.

Since you want a very fast display, 1ms, you need all the processing power you can get, so go 780ti.
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