Looking for some help. Did my own research but very overwhelming and hoping someone can help out a busy father who can't find the time. Wife wants this ASAP for doing home video editing. Currently using Core2 Duo E6400!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $219.98 $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $209.98 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Makes little sense pricewise to get less than a 650 watter. You don't need a top performer but I'd avoid the lowest tier lines. Many peeps make the mistake of buying by brand name rather than product line. For example, the Antec CP, SG and HC series are great PSU's, the TP and TPQ are very good PSU's but the Basiq and Neo lines are targeted to compete w/ no name OEM brands. Best choice for a single card system at the moment would be the XFX Core Edition Pro at $70 but just in case your needs change and you want to add a 2nd vid card later on, I'd up that to a 750 watter. Both Core Edition get a9.5 performance rating on jonnyguru, but w/ the 10% off special, you can get a XFX Black Edition 750 (10.0 performance rating) for the same $90 price tag.
$90 - XFX Black Edition750 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MoBo / CPU:
The Sandy Bridge stuff is on hiatus while they fix a manufacturing defect.... your 1-2 weeks may stretch out to 4-6 weeks. Intel is reportedly shipping the re;lacement chipos alreday but give th emnaufacturers that amount of toime to get them back in the channel.
$390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...
CPU - incl. - Intel Core i5-2500K w/ above
Don't know if you will be using CUDA implementations on your movie editing but it's there if ya needed it. PSU and case can handle a 2nd card of your usage changes and ya wanna go that way on the future.
$250 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
- [COMBO] Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz Six-Core + ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $758 -> if you can't get Sandy Bridge now... then may as well go better than... go 6 core/12 thread... which will be taken advantage by the video-editing..!
Just wanting to contribute seeing as how almost all of the CPU/Mobos either seem to be sandy bridge which you wont be able to buy until a couple months from now, or mike offering a i7-970 A.K.A the *I'm terribly overpriced and offer no justifiable reasons for buying me over an i7-950* CPU.
**Should also note i7-950 runs for 199.99 in store at microcenter.
2 Terra bytes of storage = Nuff said for video editing rig.
GTX 560 = You're not working with C4d or 3DS Max therefore you really have not use for a "workstation" Card you benefit from the CUDA Cores though, and the 560 is the sweetspot for price/performance
6GB of CAS 7 1600 RAM = SPEEEEEEED
i7-950 > i7-970
In the SYSMark Overall Bench mark the $600 i7-970 Scored a 248 while the i7-950 scored a 234
that's a 14 point difference. In other words barely noticeable seeing as how the 950 is $400-$300 cheaper its the best deal.
Should also note everything is stupid unless you wait and by SB it DOMINATES EVERY CPU the $199-$230 i5-2500k beats the $1000 i7-980x