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September 20, 2010 9:47:32 AM

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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September 20, 2010 11:55:59 AM

Yes, the drives should work fine. You will be able to do video editing and anything else you like with this system.
I suggest you may be engaging in a bit of overkill, but it will certainly be powerful enough.
I would look at the i7 930 as it is plenty fast for your needs. Why 12 gigs of gamer memory for video editing?
September 20, 2010 9:45:57 PM

Thanks buzznut. I went with the 950 because the price difference at newegg was negligible. I've updated the parts list:

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:
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 [...] 6819115211

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [...] 6813131665

EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card [...] 6814130570

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL [...] 6820231356

Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) [...] 6820167025

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [...] 6822148337

LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM [...] 6827136181

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 [...] 6827136177

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 [...] 6827136177