Build for Aion/After Effect?

Hi all,

I want to build a computer primarily for Aion and rendering videos in Adobe After Effect (which is very intense!). There's going to be a new patch coming out in Aion sometime in the near future which looks amazing, so of course I want to be prepared for that as well. The three main components I'm looking at are listed below.

Budget: Around $1200

CPU: Intel i7 920 2.67ghz
GFX: Radeon 5850 (What are differences between Saphire vs XFX in terms of quality?)
RAM: G-skill 6GB DDR3

PSU: 600W should be enough?
MOBO: Compatible with i7 and DDR3
HDD: 640GB 7200RPM
Monitor: Probably 22" LCD monitor
Case: Do I need a Mid-size or Full Size for those components?
Keyboard: Logitech G15
2.1 Speakers

I know it sounds vague right now but for now I just want to focus on those 3 core components. So what do you guys think? Will this run Aion without lag on highest setting even during a fortress siege? (With about 300 players on the screen) Thanks in advance!
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  1. Bad idea on i7. Not enough dough. You can do i5 or AM3.

    What parts are you reusing?
  2. Thanks for the reply.

    Could you elaborate on why i7 would be a bad idea? Isn't it better than i5?

    And also, I will be building this from scratch so I will be buying all parts of the computer. Thanks in advance!
  3. Sorry for double post, but I just finished configuring the computer on NewEgg. Total comes to $1230 and $70 from Amazon = $1,300.

    Could you guys please review this setup? Thanks alot in advance!

    CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
    GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (Cas 9)
    PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    MB: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX w/ USB 3.0
    Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
    DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA
    Monitor: LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P
    Keyboard: Logitech G15 (from amazon)
  4. Well, I said it in my post. I'll say it again. i7 920 + X58 + 6GB DDR3 will be over your original $1200 budget.

    You still cheaped out on the PSU which is the most important part of a pc, next to a clean power source. Like I said, a quality high-end gaming build with i7 920 is over $1200 US. 860 is cheaper, but it's not best for MMORPGs which need a fast dual core, semi-modern GPU and a VERY low-ping connection.

    You can still do better with $1300 if you go with AM3 X3/X4, 790X, same GPU, QUALITY PSU, and maybe a small SSD. You'd be waiting for the other guys to load up their map/world in the game.
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