Sandy Bridge Set up. Is this PC build going to be good?

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month-ish or so.

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (COD games, Starcraft 2 and much more on high settings), video editing (After Effects CS5 and Sony Vegas 10), usual web browsing/chatting, and photoshopping (Adobe Photoshop).

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: and

Country of Origin: California, United States

Parts Preferences: Nice resolution and crisp monitor and an Antec Nine Hundred.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a not so loud computer and run without lag. Can you please find a monitor is clear and crisp? I also prefer 12GB of RAM if you know any good deals.


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

[Combo] Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K/CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

[Combo]GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard/Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Grand TOTAL: $910.62 (With CA Tax and shipping)
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  1. I'd examine closely the performance of the 5770 in your desired titles at your chosen resolution/settings....;compare to GTX570, the current 'gold standard' of upper-midrange cards IMO....
  2. If you decide that you want to go with 5770 card fine the GBT mobo does not support SLI

    you may want to get a 3rd party cpu cooler like COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 29.00

    don't forget Windows 7 64 bit either Premium or Pro check prices

    you could always add more ram later
    if the case fans are too loud for you >> could upgrade later

    check the specials from Newegg and Microcenter on brands names like Samsung, etc and if you can budget a screen bigger than 22" much better for gaming

    A deal breaker for me on some screens are non-adjustable for tilt etc..
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