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What should I buy

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#hero-overview 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-CMY8GX3M2A1866C9/dp/B00D2LGT9U/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1400818835&sr=1-12&keywords=corsair+8gb 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-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/
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=N82E16811139009&cm_re=500r-_-11-139-009-_-Product

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-Platinum-AX860/dp/B00A0HZMKG/

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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    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-z97-motherboard,3824.html - 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.
  2. 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-z97-motherboard,3824.html - 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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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