First time builder

Hello, I'm trying to build my first system ever and would like to do some HD video editing with it. Components that I'm considering are:
Intel i7-950 CPU
Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard
Asus ENGTX 460 GPU
Patriot Gamer Series 12GB(3x4GB)RAM
OCZ Onyx OCZSSD2-32GB SATA II for Operating System (Windows 7 home-premium
Seagate Barracuda ST31500341AS 1.5TB/7200rpm
LG Black 10X Blue-ray Burner WH10LS30
LG DVD Burner GH24NS50
Antec TruePower TP-650
Are these parts compatible? Am I missing something? Is it possible to have a BluRay burner and a BluRay reader/DVD writer on the same system?
Thanks for your input!
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  1. ^ You do anything apart from vidoe-editing? How about the new AMD 6-Core CPUs? They offer very good performance in video encoding...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-1055t-reviewed
    http://hothardware.com/articles/AMD-Phenom-II-X6-6Core-Processor-Review/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-890fx,2613.html

    And from where will you be buying parts?And would be good if you fill this and paste it here...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Thanks gkay09, I mostly do office related work (Office 2007) and I'm getting my feet wet with website creation. Once in a blue moon I "play" MS Flight Simulator. I'm planning to get the parts from newegg.com, since they have the lowest prices I could find.
  3. Here goes the info on the right format.

    Approximate purchase date: This week
    Budget range: 1,300-1500
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Productivity, HD video editing, Internet surfing, gaming (MS Flightsim), I'm a big multitasker.
    Parts not required: Mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, OS, Case
    Preferred website for parts: newegg.com
    Country of Origin: (mine) Guatemala
    Parts preference: Intel chip, rest no preference.
    Overclocking: Maybe
    SLI or Crossfire: Do I need it?
    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    List of selected parts:

    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

    ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665

    EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130570

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231356

    Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167025

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148337

    LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181

    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177
  4. Thanks gkay09, checked the prices and changed to your suggestions. What do you think of the rest of the setup?
  5. Rest of the setup is pretty good...
    What about the case ? And also the newegg combos work for you ?
  6. You can have two optical drives in one machine........hell you can even have three........no issues.........what about heatsink??????? dont use the stock cooler if you will be doing heavy duty video editing..............depends on the case you are looking at or already have............ just ensure you have scythe fans on the cooler............IMHO they are the quietest for the cooling done...........
  7. the stock cooler is fine for no overclock...
  8. Thanks everybody. I kind of remember that there was a problem with having 2 burners, perhaps with xp... and it stuck. So, 2 burners are ok? I am not looking into overclocking right now, so I'll go with the stock cooler. The case I'm recycling and old HP that went south... I've got my mind set on the Antek Skeleton.
  9. Hello again, I just found this combo at newegg and I'm wondering which would be best for me. This one is like $200 more and I'm not sure that it is worth it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (Model: BX80601930)
    ASUS LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model: P6X58D-E)
    MSI TwinFrozr 1G OC GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model: N250GTS) - Total of two units
    G.SKILL PI 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Model: F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST31500341AS)
    LG Black 24X DVD+/-R SATA DVD Burner (Model: GH24NS50) - OEM
    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: SGC-2000-KKN1-GP)
    COOLER MASTER GX Series 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply (Model: RS650-ACAAE3-US)
    COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler (Model: RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.476024

    I've added to that:

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL to replace the memory on the combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231356

    LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181

    Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167025

    Thanks
  10. ^ Nope,...
    - It has 2 older cards - GTS 250.
    - The PSU that comes with it is not one of the best.
    - You get CPU Coolers which perform equally good for far less money than that one.
    - IMO that RAM is not required if not into high overclocking.

    If combos work for you, then here are some...
    CPU + Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.505959

    CASE + PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.506393
  11. Thanks again gkay09, I really appreciate your input! How does this configuration sound to you for a lot less money (~$300)?

    PSU RAIDMAX | RX-700AC 700W

    MEM 4Gx3|GSKILL F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

    SSD 40G|INTEL SSDSA2MP040G2R5

    CPU INTEL|CORE I7 950 3.06G 45N R

    HD 1.5T|ST ST31500341AS 7K 32M %

    MB ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 LGA1366 R

    VGA GIGABYTE| GV-R577SO-1GD R

    BLU-RAY BURNER LG | WH10LS30 OEM
  12. ^ Better to get a different PSU from a Tier 1 manufacturer...
    For GTX 460 SLI, get atleast 650W+ PSU from Corsair/ Seasonic/ Silverstone/ PCP&S/ XFX/ OCZ Fatality series...
  13. Thanks again gkay09, you've been more than helpful. I will go ahead and order my system. Too bad that I'm in Guatemala and will take about a month to get it here (sea) and out of customs... I'll let you know how it goes!
  14. ^ Good luck with your build...
  15. Thanks again gkay09, I assembled the system last night and got it running this morning... it is awesome. The only snafu was that the case that I intended to recycle didn't fit the motherboard, so I had to take it apart while I get a new case.
  16. ^ Nice that its working and too bad that the case dint fit...should have asked you about the case before...
  17. You're to nice... thanks for everything.
  18. ^ :) Glad I could help...
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