New Gaming/Editing PC - Good Build?

Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me out. I am building a new gaming/ video editing PC and was wondering if you could look over it before I pull the trigger. I'm basically looking for something that will run BF3 at max specs and edit HD video smoothly. Future proof for a few years would also be nice. Here are the parts I have gathered. My budget is about $1,000 - $1,200 minus monitor.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

2x XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

2x CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


All together that comes out to about $1,300, but rebates should take it down to around $1,200.
Does it look good? Should anything change? I'm new to all this, so I spent some time researching, but I could have made a noob mistake :D

One thing I wasn't sure of was the PSU - apparently for 10 bucks more I could have Crossfire? However, I don't really know what that is, but is it worth it for the 10 extra bucks? It could even be on the one I have - I'm not sure. Again - I = noob.

Thanks for your help! It means a lot!

-B-Win
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  1. that PSU is plenty for twin 6870s. You could step down to a 650W and still be fine

    Unless you will be doing a TON of photoshop/3D Studio/Film editing level number crunching, you can probably get away with a 2500K instead of 2600K

    try to get a kit of dual-channel ram instead of individual 4 GB packs.
  2. ScrewySqrl said:
    that PSU is plenty for twin 6870s. You could step down to a 650W and still be fine

    Unless you will be doing a TON of photoshop/3D Studio/Film editing level number crunching, you can probably get away with a 2500K instead of 2600K

    try to get a kit of dual-channel ram instead of individual 4 GB packs.


    Is there a benefit at all to having the 750 or would it just be dead weight to have that with what I'm running?
  3. It won't hurt anything to have teh 750W, just that a 650W will do it just as well for $15-25 less, depending on brand.
  4. ^ To that, I suggest this.
    A little bit cheaper, IMO a better deal, especially after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
    If you want modular.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194093&Tpk=lepa%20850

    Better ram kit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104266

    Cheaper HDD, but still performs the same.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb

    Cheaper motherboard but also to take advantage of the Quick Sync just in case. It'll perform about the same.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502&Tpk=z68%20d3h
  5. aznshinobi said:
    ^ To that, I suggest this.
    A little bit cheaper, IMO a better deal, especially after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
    If you want modular.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194093&Tpk=lepa%20850

    Better ram kit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104266

    Cheaper HDD, but still performs the same.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb

    Cheaper motherboard but also to take advantage of the Quick Sync just in case. It'll perform about the same.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502&Tpk=z68%20d3h


    Awesome, thanks! I decided to switch around some stuff based on your suggestions.
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