This build is primarily for video editing, watching HD movies, encoding DVD's and the occasional game. Is this overkill? Going with Sandy Bridge to utilize Intel Quick Synch. Not looking for the cheapest build. Want this to last 4-5 years.
Using my local microcenter to avoid shipping costs.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3 RAID 0...(x2) = $120
Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor = $279
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower ATX Case = $109
OCZ Technology ModXStream Pro 500 Watt ATX EPS12V =$65 ($49 with rebate)
EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1024 = $159 ($119 w/rebate)
Scythe Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 Universal CPU Cooler = $34.99
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard = $179.99
Patriot Viper Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-1600 =$89.99 ($59.99 w/rebate)
Total= $1035 or $954
I'm not so sure on the PSU, CPU Cooler, Memory (Fast enought) and graphics card.
I would change the following:
1) video card - EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460
I have this one and the SE version you referenced and there is a notiable difference and I have had issues with the
SE version requiring RMA
2) PSU - go with a Corsair, Seasonic, or EVGA. Your PSU is one of the most important parts of your system and you
get what you pay.
3) CPU cooler - Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is the best bang for the buck hands down
for the price range and performance level your components are at go with the i5 2500k . you wont notice a difference and you get a good chunk of cash to put else where in you system where you will notice a difference.