Video Editing PC ~$1300

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?product_id=0331303

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=N82E16813131641&Tpk=ASUS%20P6X58D-E

Case = Cooler Master’s Centurion 534 ($39 TigerDirect)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2245415&sku=C283-1123&srkey=Centurion%20534

Power Supply = Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply ($60 TigerDirect)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276573&CatId=1483

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=N82E16814150448&Tpk=XFX%20HD-575X-ZNFC%20Radeon%20HD%205750%201GB%20128-bit%20GDDR5

SSD = Kingston 64GB SSDNow V-Series 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive ($145 NewEgg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139133&cm_re=Kingston_64GB_SSDNow_V-Series_2.5%22-_-20-139-133-_-Product

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=N82E16822152185&cm_re=SAMSUNG_Spinpoint_F3_HD-_-22-152-185-_-Product

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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  1. 1) Go with the G.SKILL PI Series RAM.

    2) Switch PSU to this... SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W - Better PSU and more reliable than the Ultra.
  2. Thanks for the advice. Why is everyone so hot on Gskill memory?
  3. They have great performance and outstanding price, which is why we recommend them.
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