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Critique this mid-level, balanced build (gaming, media, video editing)

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February 9, 2010 7:20:47 PM

I started deciding what to put into this build about 6 weeks ago and got the CPU and mother board combination then at a good price then. Now after some deliberation I have come to a final decision on all of the components. Keep in mind my original budget was $1,100 not including the monitor, but I did not consider I needed everything including keyboard, thermal paste, extra fan etc. Also, I would rather not make a major upgrade for a few years besides maybe adding some RAM down the road. So here it is.

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
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BIOSTAR TP55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
=$282 from Frys

I also got this case from Frys.
Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower
http://www.frys.com/product/5520150?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
$55

LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$115

OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
$50 after MIR

XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
$329.99

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ
From Amazon
$110.00

Logitech Wireless Keyboard K340 - Space saving, Programmable keys, Low profile Keys
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
$45

Add on about $65 more dollars for thermal, fan, Wifi card etc. and total is $1,141.

Also, here is the monitor that I got. After a discount directly from HP its coming for $248. I got this monitor because of the glossy screen and size.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/display/display/1/st...
February 9, 2010 7:31:37 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot to add, I usually edit in Vegas.
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