Gaming/ HD video editing pc under $900

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not sure sometime within a month

BUDGET RANGE: $500-$900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD video editing, recording gameplay off of a PS3 with a Hauppage HD PVR, and gaming (rts games)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, mouse, keyboard, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: not picky on this but i want it to be a reliable as possible

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, but if i do it will be a very small oc so that factor is on the bottom of my priority list

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900 (might get a new one later on at 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like it to be as cheap as possible while still being able 2 be a solid performer on the afore mentioned tasks.
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  1. RTS games? HD video editing? Less than 1200$ budget?

    Sounds like a job for a 1055t AMD build.
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  3. Check out http://newbcomputerbuild.com/
    The build explained is all from newegg and may fit your requirements laid out here. The AMD 955 processor can def. be overclocked some more with the same heatsink. If your doing HD video you may want more HD space though
  4. Hmm serious/size of project for video editing may i ask?

    Actually Icrontic got excellent results X6 + MPE in CS5 Premiere and u dun have to deal with mobos that cost an arm and a leg hehe
    A case for GPU computing: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and the Mercury Playback Engine
    http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/reviews/a-case-for-gpu-computing-adobe-premiere-pro-cs5-and-the-mercury-playback-engine/
    Quote:
    This project consists of compressed 640×480 video footage. These small video files were being eaten alive by the massive 1090T hexa-core processor and 8GB of RAM. Premiere Pro CS5′s increased performance with multi-core systems coupled with bleeding fast hardware will make fast work of any simple projects such as this, not giving the GPU enough work to really make a difference. These results do suggest that if you’re editing small-time video footage, you will not benefit much from using Mercury Playback.


    So assuming u want to leverage MPE and since gaming is on the table

    Tower @ $848 (ya i do up more small rigs/SFFs these days hehe) Am advocating single GPU set ups

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    CM GeminiIIS cooler $33
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  5. Total: $554.95

    Leaves you with $345.05 for a Graphics Card and Optical Drive. I didn't include them because of the new 6000 series being released and the optical drive is not relevant to overall system performance (just pickup the cheapest SATA one you can find).
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