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New Build for video editing

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April 12, 2010 2:48:12 PM

I have not built a machine for a long, long time and am looking for advice.

I will be doing some medium length video and audio editing, less than an hour in length. I'm not interested in gaming at this point. I will have this rig for many years so I will be looking to upgrade when the time is right.

I got a great deal on an i7-930 so that is where I am starting. I want to spoend less than $1000 for the rest of the machine, $850 is the budget but I can go a little higher if necessary.

I have been looking at either the Asus P6T SE mobo or the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R mobo.

I would like more ram but for now I will have to settle for 6GB DDR3 1600.

Any additional advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks a ton in advance.

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April 12, 2010 3:53:35 PM

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $210
RAM: 2x G.Skill Pi 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $380
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W $80
Case: Coolermaster 690 $70 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $22
GPU: HD 5770 $150

Total: $1,002. You can either leave out one set of RAM or drop the 1 TB HDD to a 500 GB to get under $1,000.
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April 12, 2010 6:40:44 PM

I'd stick with the tighter timings. They'll be faster for what you're doing. It's better to lower the speed than it is to increase the timings. These Patriot Viper 3x2 GB 1333 mhz CL 7 sticks would also be great and save a total of $45 after rebate (assuming two kits). In fact, if you're not going to overclock, I would recommend getting these instead.
April 13, 2010 11:37:09 AM

Thanks for the advice. I hope to write an update after a successful build.
April 13, 2010 12:00:53 PM

If you use CUDA get Nvidia. If you don't, get that 5770.
April 23, 2010 9:37:32 AM

Best answer selected by jayson850.