$1000 ish Gaming Build - WoW Cat - Potential Video Edit


I have been looking through some of the recommendations $1000 gamining rig and other forum posts to try to put together a new build. I would mainly use this pc for gaming (SC2, WoW Cat) but potential video edit (HD video) but current system was brutal for that.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: About $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, productivity (excel, etc) video edit

Parts Not Required: I don't need keyboard, mouse and have two ViewSonic VX2235wm (one is VX2235wm-7) that are fine although I can never get color to be an exact match.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg is my preference... would like to get everything at one spot even if I spend a little extra for a component.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I have always been a Intel/NVidia fan...

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: SLI unless there is a reason.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x 1050 is current but wouldn't mind going up a bit

Additional Comments: If a part is more money but makes a difference... I am fine with that.. the $1000 is a guide... not a hard stop.

Here is what I have put together based on the info seen/read... I am unsure on the video card and have two listed. Open to any feedback and suggestions...

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319

GIGABYTE GV-N295-18I-B GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125254

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130550
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card14-130-550 $269.99
1 NVIDIA Free Mafia 2 Game Coupon
Item #: N82E16800999247
-$59.99 Saving

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
Item #: N82E16817139005

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339
Item #: N82E16820148262

ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131634
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-634 $149.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215

Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 Socket 775/1156/AMD 130W 92mm "heatpipe direct contact" CPU Cooler RR-910-HTX3-G1
Item #: N82E16835103064

Subtotal: $1,201.86 (has both Video Cards in it).
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  1. I have also be considering doing parts upgrades... I could just keep my old system as another PC if I do a new build... or just update parts..

    Here is what is in current system... thoughts on upgrade route versus new build... If I am only reusing case, pws, HDD's I would rather to a new build I think.

    GPU - Nvidia 8800 GTS 640mb x 2
    CPU - Intel Core2 6420 @ 2.13ghz
    HDD - Seagate - ST310005 1TB, 7200 rmp, SATA-300 (OS Installed)
    HDD - Maxtor 6 V300F0 300gb, 7200 rpm, SATA-300 (Legacy HD
    MOBO- nForce 680i SLI
    PSup- Antec NeoHE 550wat
    RAM - Corsair DDR2 - 800mhz 1GB (cm2x1024 6400) x4
    Case Antec - Not sure model number but looks just like Antec P183 on inside maybe older model.
  2. You can't combine gtx 295 and gtx 470. SLI requires identical cards. Also, you can' run 3 gpu's on a 650W PSU.

    My suggestions would for p55 with a xeon x3440.

    Antec 300 $60

    Spinpoint F3 $70

    GTX 470 $245 w/ $30 MIR

    XFX 750w $130 w/ $20 MIR

    G Skill Ripjaw ddr31600 cas 7 4gb $80

    First choice would be the p7p55d-e pro, but Newegg's out. You can shop elsewhere for it.
    Alternatively MSI P55A Fuzion $175 w/ $15 MIR

    xeon3440 $240

    Sony $20

    total $ 1043.50 after shipping and MIR

    That system will game fine and has CUDA and 8 cores through hyperthreading and 8 gigs of RAM for video editing.
  3. I wasn't planning on combining the video cards I was trying to pick between the two so I had them both listed.

    Thanks for the info...
  4. hget the 470. It'll blow the doors off a 295
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