Advice for gaming\photo\video PC

Appreciate any advice you knowledgeable guys might have...looking to build a solid gaming PC (skyrim :pt1cable: ) also used for photography and video editing, blu-ray movies, and music. Also looking for advice where to buy components..i am seeing most of you go to new egg.

I haven't built a PC in years so I feel like I am learning all over again...


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Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple weeks

Budget Range: 1200 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photography/Video, Gaming, music, movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: please suggest

Country: US

Parts Preferences: intel chipset

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: sure

Additional Comments: would like to fit in a solid state drive for OS,

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  1. Here was my first attempt ... I am sure there are ways to tweak parts to get this closer to 1k...ideas?

    I am not loyal to anything except I do want an intel i5 chip...everything else I appreciate any advice and opinions...I am sure I could find a cheaper case...possibly power supply as well...

    Anyone have the video card? thoughts on that specifically?

    am I missing anything?



    Case:
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    $139.99

    SSD
    Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249014
    $154.99

    HDD
    Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136950
    $129.99

    Video Card
    MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
    $114.99

    Power Supply
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
    $149.99

    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231456
    $129.99

    Motha Board
    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=N82E16813157271
    $121.99

    CPU
    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=N82E16819115072
    $229.99

    Fan
    COOLER MASTER Turbine Master MACH1.8 R4-TMBB-18FK-R0 120mm 1800 RPM Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103098
    $14.99

    OS
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
    $139.99





    Subtotal: $1,326.90
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