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July 9, 2011 4:07:46 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: under 1,000 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing, picture editing (using Adobe CS), gaming nothing specific doesn’t need to be highest setting

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Power supply (if its good enough Corsair TX 650W

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Not planned

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050 now, want a new monitor haven’t looked into them much though but will be an HD sometime after I get the computer set up.

Additional Comments: Stability is my first goal. Considering a mac since I am no longer into gaming too much anymore just trying to save some money building a pc and possibility to upgrade down the line.

Thanks for any input. I have seen mostly gaming builds, not sure if I can get a decent video editing machine in this price range...

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July 9, 2011 4:30:38 AM

Yes, it is definitely possible.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T $180
Graphics: HD Radeon 6950 $275
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 $105
PSU: Corsair TX 650W $0/ $95 (you have right?)
Case: NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK $36
HDD: 2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $110
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT 8GB $60
Heatsink+Fan: Stock $0
DVD-ROM: LITE-ON DVD Burner Model iHAS124-04 $19
Windows 7 Home: $120
Total: $905 w/o PSU...$1000 w/ PSU
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July 9, 2011 3:48:16 PM

Thanks for the build. Why use AMD rather then the i5? Most of the builds I see are with intel right now. And yes I do have that PSU already.
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July 9, 2011 5:38:52 PM

well, you either want to go with the i7 2600k or the Phenom II x6 because they are the best for video editing. The i5 2500k is good, but only has 4 cores (I heard Video editing is CPU intensive, so more cores is better) and cannot be hyperthreaded. The i7 2600k can be hyperthreaded (to 8 cores), but is about $100 more than the Phenom II, and since you have a budget of $1000, I wouldn't recommend it. And finally the Phenom II, a 6 core CPU that is cheap (yes, cheaper than the i5 2500k), and is great for CPU intensive programs
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July 10, 2011 12:34:12 AM

ok great. Thanks so much for the quick responses and the explanation.
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July 17, 2011 3:47:36 AM

Best answer selected by akared.
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July 17, 2011 3:52:37 AM

A $1000 video editing rig that doesn't have an i7-2600, so much failure. Why in the name of God do you need a $275 video card for video editing.

There's a reason the i7-2600 costs $100 more than the AMD, it obliterates it at everything.

Such a fail build. Wow...
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July 17, 2011 1:59:47 PM

browsingtheworld said:
A $1000 video editing rig that doesn't have an i7-2600, so much failure. Why in the name of God do you need a $275 video card for video editing.

There's a reason the i7-2600 costs $100 more than the AMD, it obliterates it at everything.

Such a fail build. Wow...

Yea, I'm not super experienced, but in my opinion you are correct. It would be much more beneficial for you to bump down to a lower card like a $6870 (It costs $175, roughly $100 cheaper). After you bump the graphics card down you can upgrade to an i7-2600 which will help a lot in video editing.

PLEASE DON'T START TO HESITATE! I don't want you to see this post and think that now you have to go with an i7, but it is a viable option if you don't plan on needing an insane graphics card.
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