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First Build: $700-800 Video Editing

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March 17, 2011 7:20:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and the end of March.

Budget Range: Before Rebates: $700.00-$800.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, moderate gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, listening to music, basic school work.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Looking for the strongest build within budget mainly for video editing, and moderate computer gaming and MMO. I’m also looking for it to have excellent wireless capabilities.
March 17, 2011 8:33:16 PM

Do you need the OS in the budget? If you do, I'll need to make some changes, as it'll add $95 (Windows 7 Home 64-bit is in a combo with the HDD).

Here's what I'd look at:

CPU: i5-2500K $220
Mobo: MSI P67A-C43 $125
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4 GB 1600 mhz CL 9 $75 after promo
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $65
GPU: GTX 460 1 GB $146 (after $20 rebate)
Case: Rosewill Challenger $55
PSU: XFX 650W $60 (after $30 rebate)
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $18 with free shipping promo

Total: $764 (after $50 in rebates)

I know that's technically over budget without the rebates, but I've never had an issue with getting them back. I think it's reasonable to consider them in the final price. If you don't, you could possibly get a cheaper PSU, such as the Antec Earthwatts 430W for $45.
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March 19, 2011 6:07:35 AM

MadAdmiral said:
Do you need the OS in the budget? If you do, I'll need to make some changes, as it'll add $95 (Windows 7 Home 64-bit is in a combo with the HDD).

Here's what I'd look at:

CPU: i5-2500K $220
Mobo: MSI P67A-C43 $125
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4 GB 1600 mhz CL 9 $75 after promo
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $65
GPU: GTX 460 1 GB $146 (after $20 rebate)
Case: Rosewill Challenger $55
PSU: XFX 650W $60 (after $30 rebate)
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $18 with free shipping promo

Total: $764 (after $50 in rebates)

I know that's technically over budget without the rebates, but I've never had an issue with getting them back. I think it's reasonable to consider them in the final price. If you don't, you could possibly get a cheaper PSU, such as the Antec Earthwatts 430W for $45.



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Thanks for the build. It's in the mail.

Now I'm on the hunt for good price on the OS. I'm a student so I'm hoping that Microsoft's student price deal will do it. I'm just not sure if it'll come with disc or just a digital copy.
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