$1000 video editing/rendering build

I didn't follow format previously. Sorry. Here is the proper (I think format):


BUDGET RANGE: ~$1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video editing, rendering. Future some gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, tiger direct


PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Phenom II, mid tower case

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX $199.99

This is all Newegg, but I am open to options:

Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM $99.99

Verbatim 25GB 2X BD-R LTH Single Jewel Case Disc (use w/LTH Compat Drive) $0.00
Red/Cyan 3D glasses for 3D viewing on 3D ready television $0.00
CyberLink PowerDVD 9, 3D edition $0.00

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922-KKR600 Black Steel / Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 600W Power Supply $289.98
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339 $376.98

Add in a WD Caviar black 750GB for 59.99 after $20 promo code (ends tonight)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (future)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 currently. Future upgrade with GPU


I use Womble DVD video editor and Sony Vegas to edit videos. Mostly building a audio and video library for a home media server. My current machine will handle working on most video which can be SD or HD, but, when I have to render it, it can take a lifetime (start a 1-2 hr HD video renders in 12 plus hours? :( ) If I don't like the results I'm back to square one? No thanks.

So, I'm considering building a new system that has the horsepower to get the job done. From reading around, it sounds like an i7 processor is the best for this, but, the AMD processor can get the job done and leave me a little change in my pocket.

I left off the video card for now because the on board video should be able to handle my needs (I think) plus save me some money. I haven't done in gaming in years, but would like to, so I may add a video card in the future.

Opinions in any direction are appreciated. Some these prices represent combo deals. I cut out the excess verbiage for readability.
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  1. Best answer
    $949AR with 60GB Sandforce based SSD included ^^
  2. very nice finds, thanks.
  3. You are welcomed ^^
  4. Best answer selected by 23mike.
  5. oK, I'm impatient and put in my order finally. Here are the parts:

    1 x ($74.99) HD 640G|WD WD6401AALS % - OEM $74.99

    1 x ($20.99) DVD BUR SONY OPTIARC | AD-7261S-0B% - OEM $20.99

    1 x ($109.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-650HX 650W RT $109.99

    1 x ($69.99) CASE TT|VM100M1W2Z V6 BLACX EDITION $69.99

    1 x ($199.99) CPU AMD|PH II X6 1055T 2.8 G AM3 RT $199.99

    1 x ($139.99) WIN PRO 7 64-BT ENG 1PK DSP OEI DVD - OEM $139.99

    1 x ($149.99) MB ASUS|M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 RT $149.99

    1 x ($119.99) SSD 60G|OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTX60G RTL $119.99

    1 x ($100.99) MEM 2Gx2|OCZ OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK R $100.99

    1 x ($-42.98) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #467750 $-42.98

    1 x ($-10.00) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #437505 $-10.00

    1 x ($-20.00) DISCOUNT FOR PROMOTION CODE $-20.00

    1 x ($0.00) Newegg Promotional Gift Card(The total amount of Gift Cards: $10.00)

    Subtotal: $913.93
    Shipping and Handling: $30.63
    Total Amount: $944.56

    Between my original plans and Batuchka's ideas, I made a few changes. Dropped memory to 4 GB for the initial build. Memory is cheap and easy to add, so I thought I'd see how it would do with this configuration. If there are issues, I can bump it up later. I dropped the Blu-ray burner for now. These will only get cheaper and better. I really don't have a big need for it at this time, so I saved a few dollars there.

    The SSD is cool, just hope it performs and lasts. I'm going to use it primarily for OS and swap file. What's the best way to back up an SSD once everything is installed and stable? If it dies, I want to be able to get back up and running reasonably quick.

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