New building for Video editing and some gaming (FSX)

So i am building a new PC. Have a laptop but need a PC to do video editing and some gaming (i.e FSX). Want to stay around $1k for the setup. I would order from newegg, amazon or go to microcenter (have oen by my house). I need firewire but I am just thinking of running a cable from the back

So here's what I came up with

CPU - i7-2600K

MOBO - ASRock Extrme 4 (

Video - XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 -

HD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower -

PSU - CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply -

Also looking for a suggestion for a cheaper SSD for OS, apps and scratch space

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  1. Hello itguynj;

    What resolution is the monitor you'll be using?
  2. Look at this SSD: OCZ Agility 2 2.5" 60GB for $109 AR.

    Consider a cooler to get the best overclock out of that CPU: GELID Solutions Tranquillo for $43 Also, check your MicroCenter to see if they still have the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler for $23. I think it goes off sale, so buy it tomorrow if you can.

    I'll let WR2 comment on the video card/monitor resolution requirements. I suspect that you may need a little more horsepower in your GPU, but he can advise. If so, here are two cards for only about $20 more, either of which might work. PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB for $100 After Rebate or HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 for $100 AR

    Keep in mind it is end of the month, and sales and rebate end, so these recommendations will change on Tuesday.
  3. WR2 said:
    Hello itguynj;

    What resolution is the monitor you'll be using?

    The resolution is 1680 x 1050
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