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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.
Johnny Danger.


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:

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?

Intel Core i7-2600K

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3

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

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

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

Gskills RipjawX 1333MHZ 8GB (2x4GB)

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

Antec 300

Antec Neo Eco 520

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.
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.
September 19, 2011 5:59:44 AM

Best answer selected by johnnydanger.