What do you think of my computer configuration?

I'm planing on good but budget system for editing HD videos like an ammateur and playing some games. The budget is kind of limited and this is almost the top of it. I need only the PC box without a monitor:

1 DVD WD5000AAKS Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200rpm 16MB Bulk
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Print/Print.aspx?Page=ItemPrint_v01&ID=322398

2 AD-7261S-0B DVD-/+R/RW/-RAM12X24X SATA/W/LS BLACK AD-7261S-0B OPTIARC
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Print/Print.aspx?Page=ItemPrint_v01&ID=345820

3 HD-577X-ZMF3 XFX HD5770 PCI-E 850M 1GB DVI/DP
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Print/Print.aspx?Page=ItemPrint_v01&ID=342584

4 GA-P55A-UD4 GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4, Intel P55 chipset/ 2 ch, 4 DIMM DDR3/ PCI-E 2.0/ 12x USB 2.0/1.1 + 2x USB 3.0/ 8x SATA II, 2x SATA III, 1x PATA/ RAID P55 0, 1, 5, 10/ Realtek ALC889/ 8ch/ 1x GbE LAN (Realtek)/ Dual BIOS/ 3x1394a/ ATX
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Print/Print.aspx?Page=ItemPrint_v01&ID=320710

5 BX80605I7870 INTEL CORE I7-870 2.93G 8M LGA1156 BOX
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Print/Print.aspx?Page=ItemPrint_v01&ID=311635

6 WD5000AAKS Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200rpm 16MB Bulk
http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Print/Print.aspx?Page=ItemPrint_v01&ID=311635

Please, could you comment if I have chosen some parts that are bottleneck for my computer or if they are too good and too pricey for overall system. Thank you in advance ;)
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  1. I have made another approach here, thought that motherboard and processor are overpriced still so changed them to better ones. Basically here is a new system configuration:

    Processor - Intel i5 760
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-H57M-USB3
    Memory - CORSAIR DDR3-1333 4GB 2X240 DIMM UNBUFFE
    Graphics - XFX HD5770 PCI-E 850M 1GB DVI/DP
    HDD : Western Digital HDD SATA 1TB 7200RPM 6GB/S/32MB WD10EALX WDC
    Optical Drive - Optiarc DVD-/+R/RW/-RAM12X24X SATA/W/LS BLACK AD-7261S-0B OPTIARC

    Still I don't have power supply and and box. Any ideas what Watt power should I choose? Any ideas about new configuration?
  2. I'd steer away from the blue and grab a Samsung F3 or a Seagate Barracuda. Both will perform better than the blue, and can be had for pretty nice prices usually.

    You'd be happy with either build, but the i7 setup will give you a bit more CPU muscle, if encoding is an issue. Since you're on a budget, have you considered AMD at all? They're pretty much king in the bang-for-buck department lately.

    And, I'd go for a nice 650W quality PSU, it's more than you need, but will allow for additions down the road.
  3. I would around 500 watts, should do it. That is enough for some expansion too. Oh and make sure its 450-500W continuous not one that is like 500W Max, because those PSUs only max at 500w.

    Oh and change the Memory to G-Skill, and I would also recommend the i5-750, its about $20 cheaper and its only 2.66 Ghz opposed to 2.8Ghz, which you can easily, I MEAN VERY EASILY, overclock to 3Ghz.
  4. Quote:
    I would around 500 watts, should do it. That is enough for some expansion too. Oh and make sure its 450-500W continuous not one that is like 500W Max, because those PSUs only max at 500w.


    Not really, if you want to upgrade in a year or two... also Future proofing, if you have it in your budget, you need to sink a bit more in PSUs...
  5. I don't want to go for AMD because I think their systems will be power eating more than intel processors and they will produce a lot of noise too. If I know correctly so I'll be able to slow down i5-760 for a few cores and lower frequancy so it will consume enough only to be a office work mashine or internet surfing while not working on projects with video encoding or gaming.
    Also if I choose processor i7-870 would it be wise to take this motherboard GIGABYTE GA-H57M-USB3
    The priece difference is around 80 USD of these processors is it worth the buck? :)
    I do choose Western Digital as I had some bad experiences with other companies and this one should be silent and power saving guy. Am I right?
  6. Suppliers in my country don't get G-Skill RAM modules and I can choose from Kingston A-data and Corsair etc.
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    I don't want to go for AMD because I think their systems will be power eating more than intel processors and they will produce a lot of noise too.
    DUUUDE that is were they stand on sales, they are always prooving how they use less power and are quieter!
    Quote:
    I do choose Western Digital as I had some bad experiences with other companies and this one should be silent and power saving guy. Am I right?
    Spinpoint F3 is still better... Not really right about them...
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    Kingston A-data and Corsair etc.

    I'd get Corsair
  8. But based on this review I think AMD is behind intels idle power consuming:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-1055t-reviewed/10

    And if i take lets say:
    Processor: CPU PHEN2 X6 1090T
    Videocard: XFS HD5770
    Motherboard: MB AMD 890FX/SB850


    (do you think this motherboard fits? maybe it is too good or too bad? link is here: http://www.kilobaitas.lt/Socket_AM2/3_(AMD)/Gigabyte/MB_AMD_890FX/SB850_SAM3_ATX/GA/GA-890FXA-UD5/CatalogStoreDetail.aspx?CatID=PL_415&ID=337324
    Can I fit the same RAM modules for both motherboards?)

    Another way right now is:

    Processor: Intel i7-870
    Videocard: XFS HD5770
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H57M-USB3


    I think these two systems can compete equally, am I right?
    But in these both systems there is only 5$ difference so does the performance of these systems gives an advantage AMD over Intel?
  9. I've used my 5970 with both my I7 920 and an AMD CPU (don't ask me which one, it was my friend's) clocked at the same speed, both had four cores. We both did a benchmark on crysis, he averaged maybe 4-5 fps more than I did. The details are a little hazy, but it makes sense, since the CPU and the GPU were both made by the same company, which means the architecture would have been able to work together much better.

    If you're dead set on getting the 5770 and aren't interested in overclocking, I'd suggest the AMD. Otherwise, I'd suggest the 870. One word of warning: the 870 isn't true i7 - it works on 1156 instead of the i7-920-and-up 1366, and uses dual-channel memory, as opposed to triple channel. I'd go Corsair for memory, too.
  10. +1 to Makrish
  11. Thank you guys a lot. All of you really helped me out :)
    I think I am settling on this configuration as I am interested in over-clocking. For the system of 1156 I think it is quite good because if I would take 1366 so the price would go higher and the improvement not so big. I have read somewhere that in a time when I could be changing processor into newer one like 1366 so there will be more advanced systems. After all I think this PC will be ok for me for at least 5 years with less time spending on games in the end which is kinda good thing :) .
    So now I came to settle to this system choice:

    Processor: Intel i7-870
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H57M-USB3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128430
    Video card: XFX HD5770
    HDD: Western Digital HDD SATA 1TB 7200RPM 6GB/S/32MB WD10EALX WDC http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=HD-W10EALX&title=Western-Digital-Caviar-Blue-WD10EALX-1TB-SATA3-7200rpm-32MB-Hard-Drive
    RAM: CORSAIR DDR3-1333 4GB 2X240 DIMM UNBUFFE http://www.kilobaitas.lt/DDR3/Corsair/CORSAIR_DDR3-1333_4GB_2X240_DI/CMV4GX3M2A1333C9/CatalogStoreDetail.aspx?CatID=PL_426&ID=318726
    DVD: Not so important, I'll ask at the shop what they have for sale best for the money, will search for Samsung F3...

    I want take advantages of over-clocking so I'll take Intel system as I was pleased with motherboard and processor abilities when looked at more reviews. This motherboard has integrated graphics, but that do not interfere with anything I guess?
  12. Did you think of an after market cooler? Hyper212... I cant remember if it is 1156, and im on my phone....
    Btw this system youll have to buy another gpu eventually...
  13. I might consider to buy another gpu, but I think current one will satisfy me for a while, later on won't be playing so much or the prices will drop down:) Do you think I'll need it for over-clocking? The original one will be too loud or inefficient?
  14. Inefficient
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