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First time building a computer

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October 1, 2011 6:16:33 PM

Hi guys, I'm attempting to build my first computer since my laptop just got stolen. I primarily want to use to play Blurays, 1080p video and HD video editing, i will also be using this computer for video encoding and transcoding, and may set this up for a server for the house. I will be using photoshop and the rest of the adobe suite. I do have a microcenter within 20 miles. I would like at least 2 tb and depending on the cost a ssd to boot from. i would also like a blu-ray player/ burner. This will be hooked up to my 47 hd tv through my HD reciever. I don't have a strong preference to the case but the smaller and the quieter the better. I will probably have this computer on all the time, so i would want to make sure it can run (be quiet) and not overheat.

I am looking to spend 400 or less on the rest of the components, so far I have:

The CPU I just bought is an i7 2600k unlocked
and I picked up a mother board which is an Asus p8z68-v LX
I also got a power supply which is SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V 80 Plus PSU Power Supply and I am looking at getting this RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u343176t...)

Any help you can offer, since thE only help I have right now is the guys at microcenter(im not sure how much they want to help me or if they just want to sell things) is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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October 1, 2011 6:42:31 PM

for 400$ i dont think you'll find a 2tb ssd, 2tb hardrives are under 100$... pick up a blu ray drive, there pretty cheap, 50$ or so i beleve, if your planning to run a server off of it... depending on what its for you could basicly lose functonality of the pc (in the pc will be slow as $h!T) anyone can do video encoding... just the stronger your processor the faster it is, you should be just fine with that one
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October 1, 2011 7:01:45 PM

thanks for the reply! I didn't mean a 2 Tb ssd, I want at least a 2 Tb harddrive and also a ssd to use to boot up from. After reading what you said I guess I wouldn't want to use it as a server. I'm just trying to figure out what would be the best options for a hard drive, case, blu-ray burning drive and if that RAM is a good option for my cpu and motherboard.
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