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Decent i5 build? Please help, need suggestions!

Last response: in Systems
May 14, 2014 3:52:59 PM

Hi guys, this is what I got so far:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.22 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1789.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 18:37 EDT-0400)

This is what I could come up with. I just have a couple questions for you guys. Does this look OK? If I wish to do BOTH gaming AND video editing/music production (Sony Vegas, music production software, etc.), should I go with an i5 build OR, should I go with an i7 build. Would the i5 or the i7 be a better choice for future gaming releases? Is a sound card necessary, or will on board audio suffice? (really looking for accurate sound quality). OR, instead of a build in general, a pre-built PC, like the HP Envy.

I really appreciate the help. I'm determined to go with the parts listed above, but just would like some feedback whether or not it's good or overpriced/unnecessary for what I wish to do.
Thank you!
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May 14, 2014 7:32:12 PM

Looks ok for a gaming rig.

For editing you might be better off with two 2tb drives (or a 1tb& 2tb combo) rather than the single 3tb. You want to separate your source and destination drives so that one drive isn't trying to read and write at the same time.