Budget Range: $1200-1400 Before Rebates; After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School, Video Editing
Are you buying a monitor: Not at this time. However, I would like some suggestions!
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon
Parts Preferences: I would prefer a nvidia GPU. I like their driver software better than AMD's.
SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this is
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900
Additional Comments: So my laptop is going to die soon and I want a decent school/basic editing/gaming desktop. Here is what I have put together so far. This is the first time I will be building a computer, so please give me any advice on what parts I should choose!
Note: I have a couple 7200 and 5400 RPM HDDs laying around, that is why I only have SSD included in the build.
not a bad set up, no disk drive? not essential can make installing some drivers easier, crossfire you don't need to worry about as it's AMD tech, sli is the nvidia version and is basically when you have 2 or more gpu's linked via a cable that comes with pretty much every gpu nowadays. correct me if I'm wrong but you don't seem to have any cooling at all? you will need a couple fans at least, your case has a fair few mounting points so you have room for expansion later as you go.
seeing as you aren't going to overclock the CPU, you might as well get the Xeon processor as it is exactly the same as the i7-4770k but can't be overclocked and doesn't have the integrated graphics either which you don't need I also got a smaller and better PSU as you don't need one that big unless you are planning to go SLI (add a second GPU to the system)