~$700 Video and Photo Editing Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week or so.


Budget Range: approximately $700 after rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, photo editing, surfing the 'net (not a gamer)


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, harddrive


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: my previous system have been AMD, but it's not a requirement


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: don't know


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


Additional Comments: I need firewire to hook up one of my camcorders.

I've been looking at the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, MSI 890FXA-GD70 or the ASRock 890FX DELUXE3.

For cases I like the Antec Nine Hundred Two and the COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II
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  1. Well check out my guide for more things but... This would be a general layout for your kind of build.

    i7 2600 (300$)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071&cm_re=i7_2600-_-19-115-071-_-Product

    H67 motherboard, this is just a basic layout, I wouldn't use this exact motherboard but it's just out before the release of the Sandy Bridge motherboards. (100$)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138296&cm_re=h67-_-13-138-296-_-Product

    Patriot 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 1333 85$ (65$ AR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220466&cm_re=Patriot_8gb-_-20-220-466-_-Product

    Samsung F3 1TB 60$
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299119618&sr=8-1

    OCZ Fatality 550w 80+ 60$ w/ Promo (40$ AR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

    Antec 902 110$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097&cm_re=902-_-11-129-097-_-Product

    Total 675$ AR

    Not the 2600, but still it's basically the same chip just with unlocked multiplier, the comparison would be pretty similar.
    i7 2600K vs 1090T
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=287
  2. Thanks for the info. Any input on a video card?
  3. 2600 has integrated graphics. The good thing about it is during Transcoding and editing, Quick Sync, works out if you don't have a dedicated graphics card. I don't usually recommend H67 but only the H67 chipset uses quick-sync and in your case you don't require a dedicated card, so that's why I recommend it.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/9
  4. I'm considering spending a little more and going with the 2600k and the p67

    If I went with the items below and added a p67 mobo when they become available, any recommendations on a video card? Mostly I'll be doing video and photo editing on this machine.

  5. If you get a P67 board you won't be able to take advantage of quick sync. Plus you don't even need to waste money on a dedicated card. Also if your not overclocking what is the point of P67 and a 2600K?
  6. aznshinobi said:
    If you get a P67 board you won't be able to take advantage of quick sync. Plus you don't even need to waste money on a dedicated card. Also if your not overclocking what is the point of P67 and a 2600K?


    The article you liked says that "Intel’s Quick Sync transcode is only supported by two applications: Cyberlink’s Media Espresso 6 and Arcsoft’s Media Converter 7"

    I don't plan on overclocking, but I guess if I got the p67 and 2600k, I would have that option in the future.
  7. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/intels-quick-sync-video-technology-explained/

    There are 7 programs that make use of quick sync.
    * Arcsoft MediaConverter
    * Arcsoft MediaImpression
    * Corel Digital Studio
    * CyberLink MediaEspressor
    * CyberLink PowerDirector
    * MainConcept
    * Roxio Creator

    That's is actually incorrect. If you bought an H67/P67 you would have the option of future chip upgrades (Z68). So either board would support it. Plus H67 has ATX boards, just not currently because of the releases in america.

    EDIT: OH I just understood what you meant, which was that you'd have the option to overclock in the future. If you want that option then P67 is the board for you. But with P67 comes the cost of Quick Sync. All your choice. P67 you'd have to get a dedicated card since it doesn't allow you to use the onboard CPU graphics. Or at least I don't think it can.
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