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~$1200 Gaming/Video Editing Computer

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April 29, 2011 9:57:45 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

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).

Overclocking: Yes

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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April 29, 2011 11:29:26 PM

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.
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May 2, 2011 3:34:39 PM

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)
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May 2, 2011 4:16:25 PM

Hmm I see your point. I realized what say is that no brand of SSD w/60GB was listed. And thanks for putting the 2600k in perspective for me nd_hunter :hello: 
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May 2, 2011 4:44:56 PM

Best answer selected by vincentcecelia.
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May 2, 2011 5:11:14 PM

vincentcecelia said:
Hmm I see your point. I realized what say is that no brand of SSD w/60GB was listed. And thanks for putting the 2600k in perspective for me nd_hunter :hello: 

You're welcome. Try the 80GB Intel 320.
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