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My First Build - Need Some Advice

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I'm going to do my first build of a computer system. I'm not a gamer. It's office applications and photo editing. Would like to get into some video editing. I do like speed. When I click that mouse button I would like to see something other than the hourglass.
So after a little research I've come up with the following:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 processor
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX mobo
Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PS

Is this good, bad ugly? Would appreciate opinions particularly for the case and power supply.
Thanks in advance
Siegfried
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  1. Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

    Well, it looks alright I spose. Can you fill this out for me? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice Budget information is especially important, and be sure to list the apps you use.

    2500k is a good start. I would make sure to include and SSD, since you're a speed freak :p Will make booting your system up a dream.

    I'll get back to you once you fill that out.

    Cheers!
  2. i'd pick a different mobo and psu around the same budget.
    OCZ makes good budget psus but at that range you can get an antec/enermax/corsair
    Mobo is older tech with few phases for my liking considering you are going to be overclocking that i5. Others will disagree but for the same money i'd rather be safe than sorry.
  3. Best answer
    If you are not gaming then you wont need a 700 watt psu. If you are using the on board graphics then a 300 watt unit is enough , but 400- 500 will be the sweet spot .

    You also need RAM . 2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz running at 1.5 volt


    If you do not intend to over clock the processor then buy the 2500 . Same thing but cant OC easily .


    Get a quiet office case .
    Have a look at Antec's Sonata III . Includes a psu
  4. Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

    Well, it looks alright I spose. Can you fill this out for me? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice Budget information is especially important, and be sure to list the apps you use.

    As requested here is specific info.
    Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I can get some recommendations on the critical parts (next week to 2 weeks)
    Budget Range: $400-$800) After Rebates
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, online banking, email, editing digital photos, editing home video, watching movies
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS(Win 7 Home Premium), wireless NIC
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Amazon or any other recommended site.
    Country: USA
    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an INTEL CPU, perhaps a Gigabyte mobo & full tower case.
    Overclocking: Maybe, not sure what this would buy me if I'm not gaming.
    SLI or Crossfire: What is this?
    Monitor/Resolution: Samsung SyncMaster 205BW,Optimal Resolution is 1680x1050
    Additional Comments:
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    Some parts I have looked at:

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Model #:GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
    Item #:N82E16813128502
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply bundled with:
    1x LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM Total cost: $59.99.

    Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

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    The Apps I use most often:
    Windows7 Home Premium
    Norton Security Suite
    Mozilla Thunderbird for email
    Mozilla Firfox web browser
    VLC Media Player
    Windows Media Player
    Corel Paintshop Pro X4 - photo editing
    Picasa 3 - photo cataloging/editing
    Roxio Creator - Video editing/Music editing/MP3 creation
    Delorme Street Atlas USA 2011 - Mapping software
  5. Ok, sounds good. I don't think you need a 2500k, since you won't be overclocking. Try an i3-2105 instead.

    CPU: Intel i3-2105 $135 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090
    Case: Antec 300 $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
    Motherboard: ASRock H67 $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157233
    Use that DVD/PSU combo, it's not bad.
    HDD: You better hope you got a best buy in your area. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+1TB+Internal+Serial+ATA+Hard+Drive/8490625.p?id=1186003683968&skuId=8490625&cmp=RMX&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=8490625
    RAM: G.Skill 8GB ram $30 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    That's pretty cheap for what you get. Add an SSD if you like! This will handle all your needs, plus some.
  6. Best answer selected by Geiselsi.
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