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Suggestions on a $800-900 video editing computer

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October 12, 2011 3:37:12 AM

Hey guys, This will be my first computer that I will be building so I am not too familiar with any brands. I have always wanted to get involved with playing around with video editing, so I am a NOVICE at video editing, hopefully I will learn to hone those skills. This is not for any business use, only to fulfill the hobbyist side in me.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or so.

Budget Range: ($800-900. Willing to spend close to 1,000 if the extra hundred is worth the upgrades in part.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Multi-tasking, Video Editing, Surfing the net, music)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD/RW drive) I already have a copy of windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any.

Country of Origin: United States, Minnesota

Parts Preferences: None?

Overclocking: Maybe? Not sure

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe? Not sure

Monitor Resolution: At the moment I am using a dual screen. (Max Display MD-219)

Additional Comments: I'm not sure if this would help out or not on narrowing down parts, but the software I will be using for video editing will be adobe CS5 after effects and sony vegas pro. Videos will be coming from a canon rebel t2i.
October 12, 2011 3:45:45 AM

what's the actual monitor resolution on your 2 monitors? however, since you're not gaming at all, it's not too important

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


if you're absolutely sure you don't want to overclock, you could get an i7-2600 instead.
Also, you could probably get a gts 450 instead of the 460, since you're not gaming at all
October 12, 2011 4:28:59 AM

The actual monitor resolution for one is 1280x1024. Gaming to me is not very important, however I don't mind having the option.

I'm curious, would setting up a SSD be difficult? IS there a significant difference if I were to have a SSD just for my OS and Adobe software and then have that internal hard drive you recommended for the rest? Or should the harddrive you pointed out be fine?
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