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Video Editing Rig

Looking for some guidance on a build for HD video editing rig. I'm new at this, so want to make sure that getting good value and no conflicts/mistakes in my draft build. Any help welcome! Thanks.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in the next week

BUDGET RANGE: $2000-$2500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD Video Editing, Photo Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any U.S. based reseller

PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Unlikely

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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First draft of system.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Black Mid Tower Case
OCZ StealthXStream Power Supply, 600W, 24-pin ATX EPS12V, One 6-pin + One 8-pin PCIe
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R, LGA1366, Intel® X58,
INTEL Core™ i7-920 Quad-Core 2.66GHz, LGA1366,
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 1366/1156/775/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum
CORSAIR 12GB (6 x 2GB) XMS3 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.6V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
SAPPHIRE Radeon™ HD 5770 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4800MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, DP, HDMI
Boot Drive (OS and Apps): CORSAIR 120GB Reactor Series SSD, MLC, 250/170 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s
Hard Drive: 2XSAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache in RAID 0 using onboard controller
Back-Up: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache
PIONEER BDR-205BKS Black 12x/16x/40x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ DVD Burner, SATA
SAMSUNG SyncMaster™ B2430H Black LCD Monitor, 24" TFT Full HD, 1920x1080, 300cd/m², 70000:1, 5ms, VGA+DVI, HDMI
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
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  1. Best answer
    swap i7 920.get a i7 930! its much faster and almost the same price.
    and for psu. maybe get a CORSAIR 650watts.
  2. Thanks! Here is updated build with the suggestions.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Black Mid Tower Case
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX TX Series Power Supply, 650W, 80 PLUS, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, SLI Ready
    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R, LGA1366, Intel® X58
    INTEL Core i7-930 Quad-Core 2.8GHz, LGA1366
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 1366/1156/775/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum
    CORSAIR 12GB (6 x 2GB) XMS3 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.6V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4800MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, DP, HDMI
    Boot Drive (OS and Apps): CORSAIR 120GB Reactor Series SSD, MLC, 250/170 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s
    Hard Drive: 2XSAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache in RAID 0 using onboard controller
    Back-Up: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache
    PIONEER BDR-205BKS Black 12x/16x/40x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc DVD Burner, SATA
    SAMSUNG SyncMaster B2430H Black LCD Monitor, 24" TFT Full HD, 1920x1080, 300cd/m², 70000:1, 5ms, VGA+DVI, HDMI
    MICROSOFT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
  3. Looks good!
  4. Thanks. I have made a couple tweaks from last version.

    Does anyone know if there will be any fit issues with taking out CM Hyper 212 and putting in Prolimatech Megahalems? Was thinking about OC and thought Prolimatech might be better suited, but wasn't sure about fit.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX TX Series Power Supply, 650W
    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
    INTEL Core™ i7-930 Quad-Core 2.8GHz, LGA1366
    PROLIMATECH Megahalems Rev B. CPU Cooling Heatsink
    G.SKILL 12GB (6 x 2GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24)
    SAPPHIRE Radeon™ HD 5770 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5
    Boot Drive (OS/Apps): CRUCIAL 128GB RealSSD™ C300 SSD, MLC, 355/140 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s
    Hard Drive: 3 X SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache in Raid 0 using onboard controller
    Backup: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache
    PIONEER BDR-205BKS Black 12x/16x/40x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ DVD Burner, SATA
    MICROSOFT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition, OEM
  5. Best answer selected by vasco39.
  6. Final Build

    COOLER MASTER, HAF 922 Black Mid Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel
    CORSAIR, CMPSU-650TX TX Series Power Supply, 650W, 80 PLUS
    GIGABYTE, GA-X58A-UD3R, LGA1366, Intel® X58, 6400 MT/s QPI, DDR3-2200 24GB /6, PCIe x16 SLI CF /4, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, 6 Gb/s RAID /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /3, ATX
    INTEL, Core™ i7-930 Quad-Core 2.8GHz, LGA1366, 4.8 GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 130W, EM64T EIST VT XD
    PROLIMATECH, Megahalems Rev B. CPU Cooling Heatsink, Socket 775/1366/1156, Nickel Plated Copper
    G.SKILL, 12GB (6 x 2GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
    SAPPHIRE, Radeon™ HD 5770 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4800MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, DP, HDMI
    Boot Drive: OCZ, 100GB Vertex Limited Edition SSD, MLC, 270/250 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s
    Hard Drive: 3 X SAMSUNG, 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache in Raid 0 using onboard controller
    Backup: SAMSUNG, 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache
    PIONEER, BDR-205BKS Black 12x/16x/40x BD/DVD/CD Blu-ray Disc™ DVD Burner, SATA
    LINKSYS, WMP600N Wireless-N Adapter, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, Draft 2.0, PCI
    SAMSUNG, SyncMaster™ B2430H Black LCD Monitor, 24" TFT Full HD, 1920x1080, 300cd/m², 70000:1, 5ms, VGA+DVI, HDMI
    MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition, OEM
  7. Last time I checked the OCZ Vertex SSD are better performing.
  8. oh sorry. my bad. i didnt check the benches. some said it was a great ssd for its price
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