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Hi. I'm new here, but i've been on other forums,so i know what to do. I read the rules, FAQ ect none the less.

OK, so i'm going to build a computer either early September or late December. I was wondering if you guys could help me in choosing the parts i should get, how i should go about it ect, ect.

I plan on doing Intermediate-Advance editing in HD in programs such as,
Adobe Programs CS5 (AE,PS ect.)
Sony Vegas
Cinema 4D
3ds MAX


I also plan on doing very casual gaming, as my Xbox console suits my needs personaly.
Games i plan on playing casualy are,
Call of Duty 4, W@W,Black Ops ect.
Mine Craft
Left For Dead 1&2

And any other games in those catagories.

I would also greatly appreciate input on the following build, and how it would preform.

Thanks in advance!

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    I would change a few things:
    1st: I would change the i7 2600k to an i5 2500k because the 2600k is extra money for similar performance.
    2nd: I would get a better gfx card with the money saved from the 2600k
    3rd: I would buy a cheaper case for a better graphics card around $50
  2. Thanks for the Reply, i just got THIS at Micro center, I went overbudget, but the build seemed pretty solid and tight.
    Input would be nice on how it would preform.

    BTW this is a HUDGE upgrade because my latest Desktop is a Dell Inspiron 530s
    Specs.
    2GB DDR2 RAM
    Intel Core2 Duo Wolfdale
    350w PSU
    320gb HDD 5400rpm+


    My Notebook is a bit better. :P
  3. The graphics card is not really good at all, if you want to buy an i7 2600k, I wouldn't recommend anything less than the Radeon 6870
  4. I'm sure its fine since the integrated graphics are almost good enough for editing. So it should be fine. How does the GTX 550 ti compare to the 460?
  5. i believe the 460 is way better than the 550TI
  6. get a phenom or wait for amd fx u will get way more bang for buck
  7. super noob said:
    get a phenom or wait for amd fx u will get way more bang for buck

    We don't know that yet, so far, all intel's CPUs are better than AMD by far. And since the FX is still not out yet, we don't have any solid benchmarks, so we don't know if it will be able to compete with the 4 core 2500k
  8. Quote:

    That is just a filler they put in for people to waste their money till ivy bridge comes into play.

    Its a good waste of money but when BD releases the SB will lose the lime light and then SBE will try to regain some of it where as IB is going to tear that bridge down.


    Sorry, but the i5, and i7 are still better no matter how you look at it. Any idk what case you have, but in the haf 912, the temps dont go aboive 70 with the stock cooler.
    AMD is behind, and who knows, maybe they will out class the SB. But i'm NOT gaming, or its at least the lowest of priorities right now.
    The Build best for gaming would be this, and this is what i am getting so far. Again, I'm EDITING, so the i7 hyper threading will make a noticeable difference.

    Intel core i7 2600k
    8GB DDR3 1.5 1333 RAM
    GTX 550 ti
    600w PSU
    p8z68 mobo

    Quote:
    i believe the 460 is way better than the 550TI


    How so? If the 550 ti is super-clocked?
  9. As far as I know, the 460 outperforms the 550TI usually for a comparable price.
    If you can get the 550 ti for $20 or more cheaper than a 460, it would be fine to save the money and go with the 550 ti, but if you are going to pay the same price, the 460 is better gaming bang for the buck.

    Also, this thread does well in describing the comparison: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/313231-33-edition
  10. gallen89 said:
    As far as I know, the 460 outperforms the 550TI usually for a comparable price.
    If you can get the 550 ti for $20 or more cheaper than a 460, it would be fine to save the money and go with the 550 ti, but if you are going to pay the same price, the 460 is better gaming bang for the buck.

    Also, this thread does well in describing the comparison: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/313231-33-edition

    Thanks, so far then this my build

    i7 2600k
    Kingston 8Gb DDR3 Ram 1.5v
    2tb WD green HDD 5400rpm
    Gtx 460 EVGA Graphics Card
    600w Ocz Psu
    P8Z68-V Mobo
    Haf 912 case
    Emachines 99$ monitor.


    Anything I should change? Btw budget is no higher than 900$ without the monitor.
  11. I actually just ordered one of the EVGA 460s. Its a nice card, but one of the DVI ports was DOA, so I had to RMA it.
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