2500$ Video Editing PC Build, Need your Approval

Hey guys, I have been looking around for quite a while now and i believe I have chosen the best parts for video editing pc with in a budget of 2,500$

Use- I will mainly use the PC for video editing software, but also intend to use 3d programs for feature and professional films, no gaming.
Programs mainly used- Adobe Production Suite, Sony Vegas pro 9, Avid Media Composer 4.3, Nuke, Maya 2009, 3ds max,
OS used is Windows 7 ultimate.

Now as for the parts I have chosen

MotherBoard (Updated)
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - 310$
Micro Center - 310$
Frys - 300$

CPU (updated)
Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz
Frys - Intel Core i7 930 - 290$

GFX Card
PNY VCQFX1800-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 1800 768MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation - 400$
Micro Center - 480$
Frys - 440$

G.SKILL PI Series 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - 350$
Micro Center - 420$ 2x6 corsair
Frys - 420$ 2x6 corsair or dominator series 440$

Boot Drive
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal SSD - 430$- 50$ mail in rebate
Micro Center - 350$ - 40$ mail in rebate

Scratch Drive
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, 32MB, SATA-300 - 95$

Storage Drive (will add more later but for now 1 is fine)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5, 64 mb cache - 120$
Micro Center 32 mb cache - 120$

CD Drive
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer - 26$

Case (Updated)
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower -90$
Micro Center - 90$

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC

The Case and PSU are in a combo deal totaling 150$ together and a 20$ mail in rebate

that's it, and you may have noticed that there are tiger direct and newegg links, but i have added it all up and buying it from these 2 seperate sites in this specific combination is cheaper.

In total with tax and shipping and handling its 2,347$.

and btw this is the monitor i will be using, its no included in the budget.

Now this is my first build so that's why i need the approval of someone who knows what there doing, If any of you can give me any advice on how to improve this build or cut cost with out losing to much performance i would really appreciate it.

thanks in advance.

Edit: Updated Motherboard, CPU, and Case
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  1. CPU: You're wasting your money on a $600 CPU. For the extra $300, you're not getting much of a performance boost. I'd highly recommend switching to the 920 and keeping a buch of money in your pocket. Or investing in an aftermarket HSF for overclocking.

    HDD: The Samsung Spinpoint F3s are a lot faster than the WDs, and cheaper. They're also quieter and run cooler. I recommend trading it out.

    Case/PSU: If you want to save a bit, the HAF 922 (a slightly smaller version of the 932) is also in a combo with the OCZ PSU for $130 after rebate.

    Mobo: Highly recommend stepping up to the Asus P6X58D Premium for $310. It's extremely future proof with USB 3 and SATA 6 GBps ports.
  2. Hey Admiral,
    thanks a lot, I decided to downgrade the cpu, upgrade the mother board and get the case/psu combo you mentioned, saved me about 300$ total.

    Although I think im going to stick with my hard drive because I didnt find a 1.5 TB version of those spinpoint F3 HDD's.

    Also I do plan to overclock, so can you give me any pointers on what I would need, as in cooling devices.

    Thanks in advance
  3. You won't find a 1.5 TB version. If not for the data, get one for the "scratch" drive.

    My favorite recommendation for cooling is the Coolermaster Hyper 212. It's $30 on Newegg, and one of the best.

    The one that is considered the absolute best is Prolimatech Megahalems. It's quite a bit more expensive and you will need to pick up a couple of fans for it.

    I don't know about any liquid cooling solutions, but a lot of people that float around here tend to say they're really expensive and not much better than air cooling solutions. I tend to think they're a little risky. I know I wouldn't want to lose a good $2,000+ because something sprung a leak...
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