Building Cooler Master Storm Scout based Rig..

Hi all, great forum. I have been reading for a few days now on here, a lot of great info. This is my first built and I wanted to go AMD route as it is cheaper then Intel. I wanted to stay under $600 shipped, thats what my wife allowed me, hahaha. I first had to find a case that I liked and this one is it.

Here is what I will be doing on it. Primarily downloading and browsing, nothing more. The only thing that I will be doing is 1080p HD CAM video editing and randering and I know I need goof video card and a lot of processing power, plsu I want something that will last for awhile. I might play with some overclocking if it is easy and not going to damage the rig and as I never done that before, I am not a gamer either. So here is what I cam up with:

Case:
Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid-Tower Black Case

PSU:
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply

I see a lot of people on here go with Crosair, but this one also got great reviews, so did the Cooler Master ones, so I am not sure. I just like the cables being shielded with black material, they look great that way.

Mobo:
ASUS M4A88TD-M USB3 AMD 880G Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3, 2000MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Radeon HD 4250, Gigabit LAN, Hybrid CrossFireX Ready

This one is $99, has SATA 6g and not whole lot of reviews but looks like a great board, I see this one is being very popular:
SUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition AM3
This looks like the best fit for the money!

Video card:
EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
For $50 you can't beat it, will this be enough for me?

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
these look cool and got great reviews, I think 8G would be enough right?

HD:
Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
this should be goo, right? Are Solid state drives best for Applications/C drive and then this one for storage or there are not much difference? I can get another one like this for storage? what do you think?

Media Drives:
I will reuse the DVDRW I have along with a DVD drive to complete the build. Please let me know what you guys think?
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  1. I like the look of the Corsair and the way cables are shielded, and if I ever upgrade, I will have enough power, plus it is only like $20, here is the one I like even more:

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
    and its got tons of reviews..


    After reading a bit more, I think Modo wise I might go with this one:

    ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB
    or
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    with:
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
    newegg got $20 promo untill 5/31!

    The other thought is to wait untill Crosshair V comes out 5/31 and maybe places will have Crosshair IV on sale, now?
  2. any ideas guys?
  3. If Video editing is a high priority, then you can get the AMD's 6-Core CPUs,... Good for multi-tasking

    Mobo - Get this board, supposedly has support for the next-gen AMD CPUs
    GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128490

    Video card - Newer and faster - GT430
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130579
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162067

    PSU - This would be a good one - OCZ Mod 500W - Enough power even for a high power graphics card...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

    RAM - Even these are good IMO - Cheaper and with Rebates,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557
  4. gkay09 said:
    If Video editing is a high priority, then you can get the AMD's 6-Core CPUs,... Good for multi-tasking

    Mobo - Get this board, supposedly has support for the next-gen AMD CPUs
    GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128490

    Video card - Newer and faster - GT430
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130579
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162067

    PSU - This would be a good one - OCZ Mod 500W - Enough power even for a high power graphics card...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

    RAM - Even these are good IMO - Cheaper and with Rebates,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557


    thanks for the reply, I want to stick to Asus motherboards based on reviews, the ones I mentioned both have the new 8+2 technology and both are ready for the new 6 core chips, and that X4 CPU should be more than enough for processing I think. I rather spend a bit more on video card with new GDRR5 technology like this one:

    EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
    or
    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
    I need to DVI ports for dual monitors, both of the cards you suggested had 1.

    As far as PSU I want to stick to Corsair due to its reviews again and I like the way they look:
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
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