Hey all, I'm looking at building a new PC for gaming and video editing. I'm pretty happy with what i have here. this will be my first complete build so any help is appreciated. the $1700 budget is fairly flexible. here is what i've got so far....
Approximate Purchase Date: the sooner the better!
Budget Range: somewhere between $1500 - $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video and Audio editing, Gaming, 3D Modeling, watching movies, browsing etc.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 16G (4x4GB) DDR3 (is this overkill?/ should i just go for 2x 8gb ripjaws?)
HDD: 2x Seagate SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 64mb Cache (one for windows, one for mac)
GPU: Sapphire HD6870 1G GDDR5 PCIE HDMI DP
Case: CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Black Ed
PSU: Antec HCG-900W
Disk Drive: something cheap with good burning capability?
Network card: what do you recommend?
Sound Card: External M-Audio Fast Track pro (not counted into the budget)
Crossfire: Yes, in future
OS: Windows and Mac
Future Upgrading: Yes
Monitor Resolution: High Res
Quoted price from Umart: $1539 so i have some room to upgrade a few parts if necessary.
...Thats the build. I'm just a little uncertain as to whether the parts are balanced or not. I'm fairly certain that these parts will be compatible with mac and the mobo has decent DSDT available for Lion. I plan on running this on my HD tv for awhile before i purchase a monitor. if there is anything you think i should change please say. Cheers for you help!
My advice is to buy 2x8GB memory because Video and Audio editing and 3D Modeling you need a lot of memory and to have room for anothr 2x8GB upgrade if you need.
For 3D and rendering the i7 2600k is better than 2500k.
Here a build :
MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MB, LGA1155 Intel Z68 suport SLI and Crossfire.
CPU : Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
RAM : G Skill 16G(2x8G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(10D-16GBXL)
GPU : MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr III OC
PSU : Antec HCG-900 900W High Current Gamer 80PLUS Bronze 135mmfan
HDD 2X Seagate SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 32mb Cache
CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w Transparent 12cm
CASE : CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer Black Case With USB3
DVD-RW : Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA
TOTAL : $1571.00
Im sorry about network card , i never used and i don't know nothing about them.