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January 15, 2012 2:52:43 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $850-$900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: This computer needs to be a good all around computer. It will be used for video editing, photo shop, gaming, movies, music, internet, etc. It needs to be good at multitasking as well. An all around performer.

Parts Not Required: Media hard drives, disc drives, and monitors will be reused from previous computer.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I am liking the i5 2500k cause of performance for price and the capability of overclocking later on. I will take suggestions to a different processor though.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe(down the road though)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1900x1200

Additional Comments: A somewhat quiet PC would be great.

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*Is this a good drive? I was also looking at the OCZ vertex 3 90GB drive.

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition with Docking Station (NewEgg Exclusive) SECC / Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those are the parts that I had picked out for this build. It all totals $916. I am open to suggestions, but I would like to stay around that budget mark. Like I said this rig needs to be good at everything. Doesn't have to be the best though. I went with the z68 chipset since the Intel HD3000 graphics seem to be better at video encoding than a discrete graphics card. I also like the fact that I can overclock the 2500k to get more performance if needed.

Overall how are the quality of these parts and is this a rig that will last 4 years or so?

Thanks
January 15, 2012 3:33:24 PM

For video editing and multitasking the best is 2600k. The build is good.
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January 15, 2012 5:06:55 PM

At that budget range, I would not recommend an SSD, go with a standard HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The motherboard is also more expensive than necessary, go with the ASRock extreme 3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And as sosofm said, the i7 2600k is better for video editing, however, I do not recommend it at your budget range.

If you want to save some more money, you can go with the NZXT Gamma case:
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...
It's cheaper and has ample space for all you components.

With the money saved, you can add a little more for a i7 2600k:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or go with a radeon 6870 instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 15, 2012 9:07:50 PM

I really want the SSD and I like the drive docks on the top of the thermaltake case. How do these changes that I made look?

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition with Docking Station (NewEgg Exclusive) SECC / Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

totals to $922.93 before rebates.
totals to $853.93 after rebates.
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January 15, 2012 10:11:15 PM

It looks very good for video editing and such, however, in gaming performance, you'll get more FPS by buying a gtx 560Ti than the i7 2600k. If you're going to do a lot more video editing than gaming, go with the i7 2600k, however, if you decide to game more, go with the i5 2500k and gtx 560Ti. Otherwise, it's a GREAT build
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January 17, 2012 6:25:28 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
It looks very good for video editing and such, however, in gaming performance, you'll get more FPS by buying a gtx 560Ti than the i7 2600k. If you're going to do a lot more video editing than gaming, go with the i7 2600k, however, if you decide to game more, go with the i5 2500k and gtx 560Ti. Otherwise, it's a GREAT build


Thanks for the advice. I ordered the system on Monday. The only thing that I changed was the SSD. I found a pretty good deal on an OCZ VTX3 120gig drive.

This build was actually for someone else. It gave me the chance to build a machine since I haven't built one in almost 8 years. I swapped over to Apple computers back in 06 since I was doing a lot of video and audio production and I liked Final Cut Pro better than Avid or Adobe.

I am now where I need a new computer. I am at the crossroads of getting a new 27" iMac or building a rig. I am an occasional gamer, but not really. May buy one title a year or two. I am looking at the i7 2600k with a 6850 or so GPU if I build. I could easily get by with an i5 or maybe less though.

I beef up my systems like that so they will last longer and I don't want to go back and upgrade in a year or so. I would rather build and it last 5+ years. This iMac that I have has lasted since 06 and I wouldn't replace it now if the screen wasn't dying on me.

After I assemble this build I think I will be able to make up my mind if I want to stick with OS X or get back into building my own.
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January 18, 2012 12:24:09 AM

So, you're going to build another system? If you are, I once again recommend the i5 2500k and the gtx 560Ti or even the gtx 570 if you can afford it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Personally, I believe Mac's are overpriced and building your own PC would be better. If you have any questions, you can always ask the Tom's community or contact me @ http://www.roaringdragon.tk/contact.html
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