Budget Range: $~1200 After Rebates and/or Combo Deals
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing w/After Effects, Photoshop,
Parts Not Required: N/A. OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com & Amazon.com
Country of Origin: United States of America
Parts Preferences: I would like to use the i7-2500k/i7-2600k in the HAF 922 case for space and future scalability on a full ATX board with 8GB of ram (max of 16GB+ on mobo).
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 maximum, 1 monitor at this time
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC when it is not at full load. I would prefer it to be very cool temperature wise unless under full load or rendering. I want it for gaming and video editing equally. I would prefer a SSD (for booting) if possible and a 1TB hard drive.
I am more concerned with the specific parts than price but I use the $1200 budget as a rough estimate (so if a combo deals offers very useful parts, keep it on the list even if the pricing is temporary)
Thanks in advance.
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Assuming youre not doing really major editing/rendering etc. i think a 2500k will suffice. You could go for something like this.
Intel Core i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 PRO 2x4GB 1600Mhz G.Skill Ripjaws X MSI GTX 560Ti ~60GB SSD HAF 922 600W PSU (750W for SLI) Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Pretty sure you can get that in your budget.
I do render with After Effects CS4 pretty often. I game on the computer more however. Should I just step up to the 2600k because of After Effects (and thus raise my budget)