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First build: Video edit + Gaming, $900 - $1300, need mobo, case

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January 11, 2011 2:03:48 PM

Got most of the parts. Unfortunately I've been holding off and I see some of the prices going down already.


Budget: $900 - $1300 MIR/After rebates
I'd like to get the rest of my parts within the next two weeks. I'll get my second monitor and a new mouse and keyboard later. Don't really need speakers. Have most of the programs (Win7, CS4, Element, etc)

Preferred websites for parts: Newegg and Microcenter. I'm open to anything. Unfortunately there are no Fry's Electronics.

Origin: USA - MN


Resolution: 1440 x 900?


Purpose: Video editing/rendering, gaming for fun (SC2, Bioshock, L4D, etc), multi-task - CS + netflix + websurfing etc

SLI, Overclocking: Maybe. I'm open to it.


What I currently bought - if I have a price, it's how much I already bought it for
Processor:
i7-950 for $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
OCZ Agility2 60GB for $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
8GB - 2x4gb for $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX:
Radeon 5870 for $222
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...

PSU: $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What I currently need:

MOBO:
ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($180) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heard something about the Sandybridge?


Case: LIAN LI PC-7FN Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BR-RW/DVD-RW: Suggestions?

HDD: I have a lot of externals and might use my old HDD, but any new 1TB drive would be great. Eventually I want to get up to 1PB, but that will be over time.


Not sure what case or mobo would work out for me.


Notes: I'd prefer a quiet PC and would ideally like to use this for the next five years or so.
It would be great if I can turn this into a media center as well.

Suggestions for the case, mobo, and hdd would be appreciated. Or anything about what I already have.
January 14, 2011 3:21:39 PM

don't get a 950. Sandy Bridge. ESPECIALLY for video editing.

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