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$800 New Build for Vfx and games

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: No more than $800 Aus.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: VFX (after effects, sony vegas/adobe premiere, Cinema 3d), gaming, surfing the net, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: I have no preference over brand. Just want best performance for money

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not at this point in time

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I am looking at using a i5 2500k with 4gb of Corsair Vengence RAM, an ASUS P8Z68-M Pro mobo with a Sapphire HD6870.
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    If you're editing I suggest bumping up the CPU to a 2600k, 8GB of 1600mhz ram and maybe going with a cheaper GPU, as it isn't exactly the most important part of editing.
  2. Use G.Skill RAM, If you're editing and using those kinda programs, get a Video CArd like this :

    AMAZING DEal on it!
  3. Wow! Thanks for the advice but im unsure now of the video card. The gpu i was planning to get was only $195 and the one suggested was $219 and i was told to use a 2600k and more ram. A 2600k will cost me $340 + about $60 for 8gb of G.Skill 1600mhz RAM. That will take my cost to about $930 with the original gpu and about $950 with the recommended gpu. Thats all good but im unsure about the reccomended gpu, i would also like to be able to play games everynow and then, will that be able to play them?
  4. Also what kind of PSU do i need? Will a 750 watt PSU be enough?
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