Pc build

Is my Pc build good for gaming/editing ?

Case:Cooler Master HAF 922 Atx Mid tower case
Psu: Cooler Master Silent pro M700 pro 700 watt
Motherboard: Asus p8p67 rev3.0
Cpu: Intel i5 processor
Ram: Cosair xms3 4gb ddr3
Graphic Card: Nvidia Geforce gtx 560 ti
Memory: Western Digital 500gb caviar blue
optical drive: Asus internal 24x Cd/Dvd drive

please reply if this build is good?

Also if theres anything I can change to save money please say so.

My budget is $1000 and this goes lil bit above that its 1009.00

I prefer it to be under 1000 but if I have to i will pay a $1000
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  1. This will do the job
  2. So there's not really anything I can downgrade that wont effect my performance so I can save money
  3. Which intel i5 are you getting?
  4. Go with a Z68 motherboard because you can change latter your processor with Iwy Bridge. Z68 is compatible with the upcoming Ivy Bridge.
    The case go with CoolerMaster 912 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    I have this case and is big and you save 30$.
  5. If you only plan to run a single GPU you can save a little on the mobo.

    P67 replacements that I know are good performers

    ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) $119.99 (I am running this board) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230

    MSI P67A-G43 (B3) $114.99 (In a build for my roommate) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583

    GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA $134.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128488

    Z68 Alternatives

    ASRock Z68 PRO3 $99.99 (don't be fooled by the low price) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157251

    ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 $114.99 (has pcie 3.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $124.99 (has 2x pcie 3.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) $139.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130596

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 $114.99 (has 3x pcie 2.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495

    No real major differences between Z68 and P67 other than Z68 can use the integrated graphics in the CPU and can do SSD caching. Supposedly both P67 and Z68 will be able to support Ivy Bridge but we won't know either can for certain until Ivy Bridge is released.

    Also at the moment Pcie 3.0 does nothing but potentially support next gen GPUs, however until they are released we won't know if it will hold any advantage over running the cards in pcie 2.0.

    EDIT: To make an actual recommendation if you'd like to stick with P67 go with the MSI or Asrock I listed in that section. If I had to just pick for you I'd say go ASRock Z68 PRO3 for single GPU, ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 if you care about single GPU & pcie 3.0 or ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 if you care about possibility for multi GPU later.
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