Feedback on HD video editing build


I am new to this forum and am building a machines for a friend. I would greatly appreciate your expertise if you could review the build and improve on price/bundles/components/etc. Thanks! :)

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month

Budget Range: ~$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD video editing using adobe premiere pro cs5.5,avchd , maya 3d modeling, media playback, general use...

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (Never used other sites, but willing to)

Country of Origin: United States.

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, Intel

Overclocking: Yes, maybe... only if its worth it.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A nice little budget rig, that will perform well and be reliable.


case: Antec 900 - ($105.99 - $6.00 instant = $99.99) with additional $30.00 main-in rebate

cpu: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz ----- Combo deal
optical: LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner SATA iHBS212-08 ---- with optical drive --- ($429.98 - $15.00 combo = $414.98)

mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $159.99

cooler: Stock with Intel i7

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $69.99

gpu: EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - ($169.99 -- $10.00 Instant = 159.99) with additional $20.00 Main-in Rebate

hdd: X2 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM - ($89.99 each... purchase 2 = $179.98)

psu: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W - ($129.99 - $35.00 Instant = $94.99) with additional $25.00 mail-in rebate


I have read the reviews on all the components and have been hesitant on what to purchase based on the reviews. I want the machine to be reliable without the hard drives failing prematurely, power supply frying all the components, etc. Please help me out with this build. I will greatly appreciate it!!! Thanks!

p.s. I was planning on unlocking Adobe Premiere CS5.5 to use the NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA acceleration.
p.p.s. I heard that using two hard drives would be better for video editing... using one for cache and etc and other for storage and OS... is this correct?

Thanks again
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  1. were you planning on doing a raid 0 array with the HDD's, or just have two seperate HDD's?

    good build with some good deals... but i'd recomend combo'n that RAM with the GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3-B3

    get both for $135 ($55 off instantly) mobo offers same level of performance, just a better deal!
  2. Thanks for the help!! I was thinking about doing raid 0. If raid 0 was set up and one drive fails, all data is lost correct? meaning having a higher chance of loosing your data due to 2 mechanical drives? Thanks again for finding the combo on the ram and motherboard!
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