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PC Build, need final advice before I purchase(rebates end soon)

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July 1, 2011 2:06:07 AM

You may remember me from my previous question but I have totally changed processor companies from AMD to Intel. I just want to be totally sure that I am getting a good deal, how 'future-proof' it is, and if all my parts are good/compatible. I tried to go with as brand name parts as I could, along with good rebates and combo deals.

My use: HD video editing in sony vegas, adobe premiere pro, and adobe aftereffects. I will also do some mild gaming such as minecraft and if it can handle it, maybe a bit more intense.

Parts:
-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner $20

-COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case $50

-SAPPHIRE 100289VGAL Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $55

-CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 $25

-CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
^purchased together for $70

-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
-MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
^purchased together for $314

(I believe a friend has a spare copy of windows 7 64 bit, so I won't need it)

Disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102930

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233132

HD and PSU combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.668428

Mobo and CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660242

Grand total with shipping, promotion codes and rebate: [[$535]]


-Does this look like a reliable and dependable system?
-Did I make wise choices on my parts and will this be fairly future proof?
-Is the price good or could I have done better?
I do plan to add another 4gb stick of ram in the future and possibly game on it but will add a better card if needed. Overall use is, again, hd video editing with smooth previewing and decent rendering speeds.

Suggestions would be great but I'd prefer to not stretch my budget anymore, I know it's already fairly low. I'm ordering tonight so I can get the motherboard combo deal.

Sorry for all the posts I've been making lately, the rebates end tonight and I want final thought to be totally sure.




Thanks for any help provided!
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July 1, 2011 2:28:25 AM

First, I don't know much about vid editing but I'm sure you need a good graphics card. I know the 5670 is alright, I would bump it up to something like the 6850 (my opinion). Another thing is even though the HDD and the MoBo are compatible, you won't get the best performance, get a HDD with 6GB/s transfer rate (that is what the MoBo supports)
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July 1, 2011 2:30:10 AM

Looks okay to me. Just remember that when you upgrade RAM, it has to be exactly the same. With respect to future-proofing, that totally depends on what you're doing. If you're surfing the web, then I would say you're set for the next few years. If you're playing the latest games on max or whatnot, then maybe not.
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July 1, 2011 5:17:48 PM

you should go with at least 8GB of ram for video editing.

also, the 5670 is bad for video editing, get a 6850 2GB card
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