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June 1, 2014 2:32:27 AM

So I just started building my new computer but I'm at a stand still. I have no idea what I should get for my CPU. I have already bought my motherboard I decided to go with an Intel based one here it is http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87_MPOWER_MAX_AC.html#he... So basically what I'm going to be doing with this PC is Recording, Video Editing, Live streaming and playing games on at least high settings at 1080p.

I know the new Intel CPUs are coming out tomorrow but i don't know if i want to get an i7 4790k for I think it's $340 or save $100 and go with a newer i5? I want to save money but I also want something that is going to last for a couple years so my question is, Is there a huge difference between the newer i5s and the new i7s for what I'm trying to do?

Another thing I'm stuck on is storage and RAM. Right now I have 8gbs of RAM picked out http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-... is that going to be enough for what I'm doing? For storage I have a 240gb SSD picked out http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-240GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-C...
My question for the SSD is should I get the 240gb that has lower write and read speeds or should I put two 128gb SSDs that have high write and read speeds in raid?

As for cooling I was thinking of going with water cooling for the CPU I was thinking an H100i water cooler would be best for better cooling and less noise. And I'm 90% sure it would fit in the current case I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I already have a GPU that I'm getting for free I believe it's an r9 290 but I'm not sure yet it was used for bitcoin mining so I'm sure it will work okay for a while until i want to upgrade it

For the power supply I was thinking an 860w here is the one I was looking at http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-860-Watt-Pla...

I have been making youtube video for over a year now and it's gotten to a point where it's basically like a part time job with the money I'm making so I figured I would invest into a better computer that would allow me to make better quality videos so basically I need to be able to play games at high quality 1080p and be able to record them at 1080p to what i have now just isn't working so if anyone can help be with this I would appreciate it.

Sorry for any grammar errors I'm using a really tiny laptop to type this and I just gave up half way through on trying to correct some of the errors

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June 1, 2014 2:41:52 AM

For heavy video editing get an i7. For light editing an i5 is OK

Thought of getting a Z97 mobo instead? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mainstream-gaming-z... - ASRock Z97 Extreme 4

The more and faster ram you have, the better it is for editing. 1866 is good, but maybe 16GB

Raid doesn't work on SSDs. But you can partition a 240GB to get 2 x 120's.

Water coolers are usually nosier. Noctua air coolers are the go.

You only need 650W of a R9 290. The AX760 would be fine.

Forget about bitmining. It's not profitable now. That's why R9 290 prices have dropped.

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June 1, 2014 2:57:35 AM

i7Baby said:
For heavy video editing get an i7. For light editing an i5 is OK

Thought of getting a Z97 mobo instead? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mainstream-gaming-z... - ASRock Z97 Extreme 4

The more and faster ram you have, the better it is for editing. 1866 is good, but maybe 16GB

Raid doesn't work on SSDs. But you can partition a 240GB to get 2 x 120's.

Water coolers are usually nosier. Noctua air coolers are the go.

You only need 650W of a R9 290. The AX760 would be fine.

Forget about bitmining. It's not profitable now. That's why R9 290 prices have dropped.



Thanks for the response I already have the motherboard I got it for for free same with the r9 my buddy was really into bitcoin mining and he had a bunch of stuff left over and he gave me both of them although I was looking at some of the z97 motherboards but I figured the one that he gave me would work for a couple more years until I decide to make some upgrades

For the power supply I heard that over time they degrade not sure if that's correct or not but I was told by my buddy to not go under 800w not sure if that's just his opinion or if that's like a fact
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June 1, 2014 3:16:18 AM

You'd only think like that for power supplies if you weren't going to get a reliable one. The AX is reliable. Its made by Seasonic - the benchmark in psu makers.
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June 1, 2014 3:28:51 AM

i7Baby said:
You'd only think like that for power supplies if you weren't going to get a reliable one. The AX is reliable. Its made by Seasonic - the benchmark in psu makers.


Okay thanks for the help I have a pretty good idea of what to get now
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