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New Build under 1500usd ( video editing) Help!

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October 28, 2011 5:54:58 AM

Hi, I am looking for a biuld under 1500 usd for mainly video editing ( Premiere Pro, After Effects ) with 2 monitores, I cant afford a Mac atm so this is the setup I have so far at 1300 usd. I can go up to 1500 if it worth it. I have to add this is not my 1st build but I will OC for 1st the time so maybe a OC friendly mother is welcome, also I will add a 2nd video card in the future. Thanks in advance to this great community and sorry for my english. Cheers!

Intel i7 2600k ( no doubt in this ) cooled by COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Possible motherboards:

MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3)
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
any other I am missing?

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50702-10M GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Thanks again and will wait for some advice to make my order!!! Cheers :D 

October 28, 2011 6:27:37 AM

Please follow the forum new build request format. It will help us know the whole situation.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

You dont have a case or monitor included in your list. Do you have them already?
As far as MB is concerned: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 will do good in O/C for a good price point.

Consider getting a better GPU like a 560Ti (~$220) or even a GTX580 (~$500) if you can squeeze you budget a bit more.
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October 28, 2011 7:00:11 AM

Asus p8z68-v pro is one of the best boards but it is not Gen3. You can wait for the gen3 version or get the MSI that is already gen3 (Asrock E4G3 also great)
You go i7 2600k but use CM 212? I would say you spend too much on the processor while crippling the rest a bit. For a little more i would get the Xigmatek Aegir. You truly can't go wrong with it.
I would also go for a different PSU. Enermax, Antec, Corsair, Lepa etc etc. If you are looking for a budget one also the thermaltake toughpower wont let you down.
The SSD now. Personally i would cut a little on other things just to up the ssd performance and capacity. Video editing you say... Crucial m4 128 is the best bang for buck. Also OCZ Agility 3 120.
HDD, for the same money or so the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1tb is faster (much so) bigger and meaner. Don't cripple your hdd especially for video editing.
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