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New HD video editing/encoding computer

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July 21, 2011 5:59:37 PM

So after building my previous computer seen here (Need Advice on HD video editing workstation). I've decided to build a new one since I gave the other one to a family friend.

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Approximate Purchase Date: 8/1/2011

Budget Range: $1750 After Rebates (with monitors included)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing/encoding HD video, managing file/media server and basic computing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg only!

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 3840x1080

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Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3)
CPU: Core i5-2500K
Video Card: Sapphire Tech 100314-2SR
RAM: G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
OS/App HDD: Crucial CT064M4SSD2
Storage HDD: SAMSUNG HD103SJ
Render Drive: SAMSUNG HD103SJ
Optical Drive: LG ELECTRONICS WH12LS30
Case: Antec P183 V3
Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus
CPU Cooler: Stock
Cooling: MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 (x4)
Monitor: LG ELECTRONICS IPS226V-PN (x2)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Total: $1,643.53

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
July 21, 2011 6:48:06 PM

Could add 1600Mhz memory for a couple bucks more.

Other than that you might get a bit more performance from i7-2600k for video encoding. Both should still fit in your budget.
Otherwise it looks pretty good.

Maybe consider: Lian-Li PC-9F $139.99 as a case as well.

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July 26, 2011 12:09:41 PM

Anyone else???
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October 12, 2011 12:10:30 PM

Updated setup:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
CPU: Core i5-2500K
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N26UD-896M REV2.0
RAM: Micro Center 8GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600
OS/App HDD: Crucial CT064M4SSD2
Storage HDD: SAMSUNG HD103SJ
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG SH-B123L
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite
Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 520C
Monitor: HP ZR22w
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000
Mouse: Rosewill RM-2400L
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Total: $998.12 (before shipping and tax)
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October 12, 2011 3:55:35 PM

I would switch the PSU to a better unit from antec or then corsair or xfx.
The neo eco line is not known for it's quality.
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October 12, 2011 4:15:55 PM

rvilkman said:
I would switch the PSU to a better unit from antec or then corsair or xfx.
The neo eco line is not known for it's quality.
What do you think about the Antec EarthWatts series? I am trying to keep the PSU around $55 so I don't go over my $1000 budget.
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October 13, 2011 12:05:46 AM

XFX Core Pro650W would be $59.99 after rebate.
Just a thought, if you can spare the little bit now.
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