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October 22, 2010 8:54:20 PM

Im going to be building my first Pc in a month or two and I would like some input. First, although I have not built a Pc I am pretty comfortable on the software side and very comfortable on the hands on side. I have had computers apart and replaced or upgraded parts without any trouble. My weakness is making sure all of my components are compatible and will be able to do what I need in a Pc. Im fairly new to this aspect but i have been trying to learn as much as I can before even deciding I was going to build a computer, and I feel pretty comfortable at this point. Before I post my potential build I will tell you what I want to use it for. It will be a daily use computer and will need to play HD video and edit HD video, nothing to serious, I will be editing mostly personal video with sony vegas. At first I wasn't worried to much will graphics power because I mostly game on a 360, but I think I will be able to get a mid level video card on my budget.

This is what i have come up with so far.

CPU and Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU and PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
( Im aware that the new 6000 series was just released and this may change if the 5850 price drops or newegg puts up a 6870/psu combo)

Case and Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(Im not sure if this memory will be compatible because it is made specifically for Intel processors, so I found this memory that i think will work.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( I know it is not as fast but it will be within my budget)

I have a dvd/cd drive and will be getting a 1TB drive when I start ordering stuff and will look for a deal. I will be running Windows 7 64 bit also. I stated earlier that I primarily game on a 360 but I would be very interested in playing games like Fallout New Vegas that benefit from being able to use mods. Do you think this setup will be able to handle mild video editing and can it run New Vegas as good as or better than a 360. Thanks for your input.


October 22, 2010 10:06:18 PM

Anybody? When do you think the 5850 will begin to drop in price and do you think it will go to $200 or lower before the new year? Also do you think newegg will eventually put a 6870 and psu combo like the one I posted and how long will it take. Im hoping one or the other happens by the the time I begin to start purchasing stuff (late November/ early December ). Also could someone tell me if the corsair ram will be compatible or should I get the mushkin ram. Any suggestions or opinion would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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October 22, 2010 11:58:38 PM

Is anybody reading this? Do I need to go somewhere else? Does anyone have any opinions?
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October 23, 2010 12:24:00 AM

MHOX said:
Im going to be building my first Pc in a month or two and I would like some input. First, although I have not built a Pc I am pretty comfortable on the software side and very comfortable on the hands on side. I have had computers apart and replaced or upgraded parts without any trouble. My weakness is making sure all of my components are compatible and will be able to do what I need in a Pc. Im fairly new to this aspect but i have been trying to learn as much as I can before even deciding I was going to build a computer, and I feel pretty comfortable at this point. Before I post my potential build I will tell you what I want to use it for. It will be a daily use computer and will need to play HD video and edit HD video, nothing to serious, I will be editing mostly personal video with sony vegas. At first I wasn't worried to much will graphics power because I mostly game on a 360, but I think I will be able to get a mid level video card on my budget.

This is what i have come up with so far.

CPU and Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU and PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
( Im aware that the new 6000 series was just released and this may change if the 5850 price drops or newegg puts up a 6870/psu combo)

Case and Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(Im not sure if this memory will be compatible because it is made specifically for Intel processors, so I found this memory that i think will work.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( I know it is not as fast but it will be within my budget)

I have a dvd/cd drive and will be getting a 1TB drive when I start ordering stuff and will look for a deal. I will be running Windows 7 64 bit also. I stated earlier that I primarily game on a 360 but I would be very interested in playing games like Fallout New Vegas that benefit from being able to use mods. Do you think this setup will be able to handle mild video editing and can it run New Vegas as good as or better than a 360. Thanks for your input.


Why don't you you know, take a few more seconds to write out the name of the parts you're getting.
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October 23, 2010 12:25:30 AM

Thats why there are links to each part im getting.
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October 23, 2010 3:30:00 AM

If u were using Premiere than leveraging on Mercury Playback Engine would be an option but Vegas is largely CPU bound so hit a fast chip, lots of RAM and a fast Hdd IGP is fine for HD Videos as well (785G/790GX/880G/890GX)
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