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Video Editing PC ~$1300

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May 18, 2010 2:15:00 AM

Hi all,

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: now

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: video editing mainly, general purpose computing

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


Here she is:

CPU = Intel Core i7 930 Processor ($220 at Microcenter)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Motherboard = ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($240 Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case = Cooler Master’s Centurion 534 ($39 TigerDirect)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Power Supply = Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply ($60 TigerDirect)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Memory = 3 different candidates (but open to better suggestions):
**Crucial Ballistix 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BL3KIT25664BN1337 (171 Newegg)
**A-DATA Plus Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600PB2G8-3P (173 Newegg)
**G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI (190 Newegg)

Video card = XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ($130 NewEgg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD = Kingston 64GB SSDNow V-Series 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive ($145 NewEgg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive = SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($79 NewEgg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does anyone see any ways to improve or to cut costs? What kind of memory should I get?

Thanks,

D-rock

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May 18, 2010 2:53:04 AM

Thanks for the advice. Why is everyone so hot on Gskill memory?
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May 18, 2010 3:00:34 AM

They have great performance and outstanding price, which is why we recommend them.
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