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Advice for gaming\photo\video PC

Last response: in Systems
January 26, 2012 9:16:02 PM

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...


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,

January 26, 2012 10:06:17 PM

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?

Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-

Motha Board
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

COOLER MASTER Turbine Master MACH1.8 R4-TMBB-18FK-R0 120mm 1800 RPM Case Fan

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

Subtotal: $1,326.90