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Building my first computer

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December 5, 2011 10:40:25 PM

Hey guys,

So I am building my first PC. I am not a serious gamer but I do like to play occasionally. What I am more into is video editing and animation and I use Adobe Creative Suite a lot. Below are the parts that I pretty much want..but I just want to know if there wont be any compatibility issues and give me the necessary performance for editing and animation? Also, am I missing anything?

Thanks!

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2X4GB) 240-PIN DDR3 SD-RAM DDR3 1333 DESKTOP MEMORY
-ROSEWILL RANGER GAMING ATX MID TOWER COMPUTER CASE
-ANTEC NEO ECO 620C 620W CONTINUOUS POWER ATX 12V V2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS PSU
-WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200RPM 16MB CASHE SATA 6.0GB/S 3.5" INTERNAL HARDRIVE
-GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6GB USB 3.0ATX AMD MOTHERBOARD
-EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GEFORCE GTX 560 1GB 256-1 GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS 2.0X16 HDCP READY SLI VIDEO CARD
-AMD PHENOM 11 X6 1090T BLACK EDITION THUBAN 3.2GHZ GOCKET AM3 125W SIX-CORE DESKTOP PROCESSOR
-SAMSUNG BLACK 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA INTERNAL BLUE RAY




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December 5, 2011 10:53:58 PM

A couple things:

- I do not like Rosewill cases. They're a company that makes products that are either really good or really horrible. Try the Antec 300 or the Cooler Master HAF 912 instead. If you wanted to spend a bit more I'd highly recommend the Corsair Carbide 400.

- Antec power supplies are pretty decent. I'd go with a 650 watt and and maybe get something like the Corsair TX650 or the Seasonic X650 Gold.

- If you want to future-proof your system it'd be a wise move to upgrade to the 990FX instead of the 970 - better support for the newer AM3+ CPUs like the FX series. This is the board I just got - it was incredibly easy to setup and it's very well constructed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Do you need monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS? What's your max budget?

Other than that it looks pretty good.
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December 6, 2011 12:09:23 AM

^ Disagree, the Neo Eco 620 is a solid PSU, the TX650 and Seasonic 650X are just known for brand name but defiantly not worth it for what OP wants to do. The TX and Seasonic psus are overpriced anyways.
The HCG 650 is a better buy, cheaper better efficiency and new model.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It is also $30 less than the TX650 for same/if not better performance.

Since you're not gaming with this, drop down the motherboard to the Asrock 870 Extreme3 it'll give you the same features for about $15 less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this sweet deal on a 1TB, great deal in fact for some one who's going to be editing a lot.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/875542/Seagate-Ba...

Sweet deal on 8GB DDR3 1600 ram, $30 ATM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest looks good.
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