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Multi-tasking PC (Vid.Editing, Gaming) - need final advise/help

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May 10, 2011 10:53:04 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend
Budget Range: 1650 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Multimedia (video editing), Gaming, Programming, Multi-taskting
Parts Not Required: keyboard/mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest (Live in CA)
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: 22 to 24" LCD (Full HD)
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: If required for multi-display
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
Additional Comments:

After my initial post and suggestions, did some more research as to what exactly I want in the new setup and so far I came up with this setup

i7-2600K -- for video editing + gaming
HD 6950 2GB -- for multi monitor support (eyefinity later)

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MOTHERBOARD P8P67 175 ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Amazon
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K 315 i7-2600K Amazon
GPU Radeon HD 6950 2GB 305 ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB NewEgg
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 1333 85 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 NewEgg
HARD DISK 1 120GB SSD 205 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G Amazon
HARD DISK 2 1TB IDE 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM Amazon
POWER SUPPLY 750-Watt 110 Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt Amazon
MONITOR 23 FHD 180 ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD Amazon
CPU cooler 120mm 35 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Amazon
CASE Mid Tower 100 Cooler Master Enforcer Amazon
DVD DRIVE BD 80 LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner NewEgg
Thermal Interface Material 8 Masscool G751 - Thermal paste - gray Amazon
Multi Card Reader 12 Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card with Adapters Amazon
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Total 1670
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1. Does the case fit this setup?
2. Can this setup be tweaked further? (memory, ssd, etc)
3. Obvious one :)  Any better deals for any of the parts? (live in CA and looks like Amazon works out cheaper over NewEgg)

Thanks
May 11, 2011 1:12:06 AM

Do you live near a microcenter?

A cpu+ram combo might be less, you'll have to check. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... or go with ram from amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

A reference model 6950 might be able to unlock to a 6970. http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-Mini-DisplayPort-Ex... or go with an msi twin frozr which is a little less than the asus. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R6950-TWIN-FROZR-III/dp/B004U...

Slightly bigger but also slightly lower price monitor. http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VH242H-23-6-Inch-Widescreen-...

Newer version of that psu. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI
May 11, 2011 6:41:39 AM

k1114 said:
Do you live near a microcenter?

A cpu+ram combo might be less, you'll have to check. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... or go with ram from amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

A reference model 6950 might be able to unlock to a 6970. http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-Mini-DisplayPort-Ex... or go with an msi twin frozr which is a little less than the asus. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R6950-TWIN-FROZR-III/dp/B004U...

Slightly bigger but also slightly lower price monitor. http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VH242H-23-6-Inch-Widescreen-...

Newer version of that psu. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI


thanks mate.. that combo is cheaper... monitor looks good..

Ya, there is a microcenter a little far (in OC, other side of LA).. but I can go if there are any good deals

"go with an msi twin frozr which is a little less than the asus" -- what do you mean by less?
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May 11, 2011 7:30:37 AM

You mentioned that this card 'HIS Radeon HD 6950 Turbo 2 GB' is a reference model (that can be unlocked to 6970) .. this is exactly my reason to choose 6950
I'm just curious.. how can you tell that this is a reference model? :sweat: 
May 11, 2011 5:31:31 PM

Microcenter sells cpus and motherboards at lower prices. The i7 is $280 and the asus pro is $170. Might also want to check what other stuff might be cheaper there.

There's a couple of ways but mainly the fan layout is the easiest to see. Some non reference designs can unlock which you can find out by reading the comments. Reference design is just a much higher chance of being able to.
May 11, 2011 10:24:20 PM

Weird the asus pro is 170 in my cart but it's stated as 190 and I added another and it put 190. Well I guess get it from amazon.

The cards with the fan on the end is reference.
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