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September 7, 2011 9:50:59 AM

Hi folks -- I haven't built a PC for over 6 years so have had a lot of learning to do, thank goodness for this forum.
I think I've dreamed up a rig that will function -- looking to do video editing and no gaming on a budget.

Any tips on potential disasters would be very appreciated.
Cheers.
Johnny Danger.

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Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week

Budget Range:
Around AU$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Video Editing - Premiere CS5.5, DAW - Reaper, Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, Web Browsing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, sound card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: msy.com.au

Country of Origin: Australia

Overclocking: Maybe in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: not sure yet --will get a 22" monitor in the future to supplement an old 17" that'll I'll use in the meantime.

Additional Comments:
I would like to have a reasonably quiet PC, appearance doesn't matter so much as it will live under a desk. I won't be gaming so I won't need a GPU with this processor m/board combo... and can run dual monitors ... is this correct?

Processor:
Intel Core i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

O/S disk - will use a spare at the moment and in the future upgrade to a SSD

HDD:
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(will be backing up to preexisting NAS and ext. HDD)

Memory:
Gskills RipjawX 1333MHZ 8GB (2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

not too sure about memory ... is this right and is it worth springing for 16GB

Case:
Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
Antec Neo Eco 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Am I correct in presuming this can power the above + a PCI soundcard + one or two more drives ?

Optical Drive: ? (not blueray)

O/S: Windows 7 Pro OEM

All the above comes to AU$900 mostly sourced from MSY in Oz.

Thanks heaps!

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September 7, 2011 7:27:44 PM

Looks like a really nice build for the purpose. 16gb might be beneficial based on the file sizes you are dealing with.
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September 8, 2011 12:00:46 PM

rolli59 said:
Looks like a really nice build for the purpose. 16gb might be beneficial based on the file sizes you are dealing with.


Thanks rolli, good to know the research has paid off - I will go for 16GB too.
I'll now get a Crucial M4 SSD 64GB for the O/S drive so I won't have to muck around down the track -- still keeps it around the $1000 mark.
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September 8, 2011 5:35:04 PM

SSD is a nice add on.
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September 19, 2011 5:59:44 AM

Best answer selected by johnnydanger.
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