~$1000 Video Editing/Games Tags: New Build Video Editing Systems Product Last response: August 14, 2009 1:02 AM in Systems Share justdohnut August 14, 2009 12:58:32 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In a week or two BUDGET RANGE: About $1000, +/- $100 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing (Adobe Premiere, AfterFX, Photoshop CS4), games (CoH, Diablo 3, SC2 mainly), watching HD movies PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD RW drive PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, Microcenter, but open to others if there's a good deal PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, Mid-tower/lightweight case OVERCLOCKING: No / maybe - only if it will significantantly increase encoding/render times SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900, would like to upgrade in future. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, and not have to worry about overheating or anything like that. Though I am willing to sacrifice those features to bring costs down. Here is what I've come up with so far, the only thing I wasn't sure about choosing was the mobo and PSU. PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7 920 CASE: Rosewill R5605-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Front Mesh Design Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail PSU: PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail I chose this after reading the Tomshardware May '09 SBM $1300 Enthusiast guide. MOBO: ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail I've heard good things about the P6T, wasn't sure what the difference was between that and the "P6T SE", but this one has a combo deal going with the following RAM: MEMORY: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G - Retail HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM Two of these to create a RAID0, where I can store all my video editing work files, etc. A 320GB HDD from my current build will be reused to be the OS/apps drive. VIDEO CARD: XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail I'm new to the forums, and also a little new to building computers, so feel free to call me a noob and point out any gaping problems, like if the parts aren't compatible with each other. Thanks! More about : 1000 video editing games justdohnut August 14, 2009 1:02:57 AM Oh woops, I forgot to add the total cost of all that: $856.56 - 35.00 MIR = $821.56 newegg $218.50 microcenter TOTAL (w/ shipping and tax included) = $1075.06 (before MIR) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 1000$ Video Editing and Rendering Build Forum I7-860 video editing Forum 1st time -$1000 Video Editing PC Forum First i7-920 video editing/gaming build Forum I7 920 video editing build Forum Video Editing Forum $1,000 photoshop / video editing rig Forum Quiet i7 for Video Editing Forum Video-Editing PC- Build Components Forum $1000 (ish) creative suite, video editing, and music production build Forum Noob Alert! - Proposed HTPC/Video Editing Build Forum Advice for ~$1400 Ubuntu 64bit for Video Editing, Home use Forum Photo/Video Editing 1st Build. Is it good? Forum $1700 Gaming/Video Editing System Forum Video Editing PC - Will this do? Forum Video Editing / Gaming PC... "Future proofed"? Forum Building PC for video editing, need advice Forum X79 Video Editing $1800 Forum Video transfer/editing primary build Forum New Build; Video editing, photo editing & office usage Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !