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New Gaming rig $1000 budget (video editing also)

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February 5, 2012 6:26:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next

Budget Range: $800-$1200 Id like to keep a 1000 budget but if there is something within that 1200 range that could drastically increase my performance i would lean towards doing that.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Video Editing>music

Parts Not Required: keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter to me i am quite knew at this stuff so i dont have a preference yet. Friend suggested these parts i dont know if you guys can come up with better deals ( intel i5-2500k sandybridge with the asus z68v-pro mboard) LEAVE TO PARTS LINKS PLEASE

Overclocking:maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Games that would be playing on my pc would include star wars the old republic, skyrim, total war games, runescape, maplestory, and minecraft. Some of those games dont need big comp to play just giving you as much info as i can as to wat i need the comp for. I will need to be able to upload my youtube videos in 1080. Also im really knew at this guys so i if you could try not to get to technical that would be much appreciate. I have to friends that have made there own builds who will be helping me assemble it. If you need more info just let me know.


What im considering for a case: (you can switch out to different size or something similar if parts dont fit just try to pick out something with glass case concept)

Case - antec df-85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 5, 2012 9:05:27 AM

Your P8Z68-V PRO motherboard, CPU, and case are fine. I would add the following:

ram - Kingston DDR3 1600 - $46.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - XFX 550 watt - $54.99 after rebate - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive - 500gb WD SATA III - $89.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD RW - Samsung - $16.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - EVGA GTX 550 Ti - $214.99 after rebate - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With your components, that should bring the total to around $1020.00

If you happen to live near a Microcenter, you could get a much better deal on the CPU at $179.99 and $50 off your motherboard. This would knock about $100 off Newegg prices. Just look for the location drop down at the top of the page and then for advertised specials. http://www.microcenter.com/

edit - With the red/black case and everything, if you wanted to go "color coded", you could sub this mother board and ram. Save a little on the motherboard also. Note: they do not carry this motherboard at Microcenter.
mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 5, 2012 9:20:45 AM

For the processor I think you will definitely want a quad core. The FX-4100 would be OK but the i5-2400 would be best. The i5-2500k wouldn't be necessary if you're not overclocking.

I would go with this:

i5-2400 - $189.99
The only differences between this and the 2500k are 100Mhz and the fact that you can overclock on the i5-2500k. If you're not overclocking this is the better choice. It's one of the best CPU's for gaming and the 4 cores will be nice for video editing etc.

ASRock H61M/U3S3 - $69.99
Again, if you're not overclocking there isn't much need for a Z68 board. This board will still fit all your parts nicely and still has USB 3.0 and SATA 3 etc.

Mushkin Silverline 8GB 2x4GB 1333Mhz - $39.99
This is more RAM than you really need for gaming but for video editing 8GB wil be nice.

Sapphire HD 6870 1GB - $164.99
Even at 1920x1080 this is a great card but at 1680x1050 this will breeze through any game. I don't see any need to spend more than this on the graphics at this resolution.

Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $84.99
500GB is enough storage for most and Seagate are reliable for hard drives.

Crucial M4 128GB - $176.99
The hard drive is usually a big bottleneck in most systems but not if you put your OS and your programs on something like this, then throw all your music/movies etc. on the 500GB drive.

Corsair CX-500 500W - $59.99
Nice reliable PSU with plenty of power for this build.

LG DVD Burner - $15.99
Basic DVD Burner for your OS etc.

Total - $802.92

Personally I wouldn't go for the case you chose because it's expensive and unnecessarily massive. The case really is personal preference but my suggestion would be the Coolermaster Storm Scout.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 5, 2012 6:55:35 PM

I might consider overclocking not sure tho (so probably want to keep that option open)
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February 5, 2012 7:43:38 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-External-Inte... $54.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $54.99 after mail-in rebate card
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Computer-Power-Supply-HCG-5... $69.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Computer Power Supply HCG-520

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 FREE SHIPPING 15% off w/ promo code SEASONIC15, ends 2/8
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W 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... $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphi... $164.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card

or...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I1PHO/ref=pd_lpo_... $189.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1460-KR

or....

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphi... $234.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 DVI-I x 2 / Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, GV-N560OC-1GI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99 FREE SHIPPING
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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February 6, 2012 2:42:11 AM

tlmck said:
Your P8Z68-V PRO motherboard, CPU, and case are fine. I would add the following:

ram - Kingston DDR3 1600 - $46.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - XFX 550 watt - $54.99 after rebate - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive - 500gb WD SATA III - $89.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD RW - Samsung - $16.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - EVGA GTX 550 Ti - $214.99 after rebate - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With your components, that should bring the total to around $1020.00

If you happen to live near a Microcenter, you could get a much better deal on the CPU at $179.99 and $50 off your motherboard. This would knock about $100 off Newegg prices. Just look for the location drop down at the top of the page and then for advertised specials. http://www.microcenter.com/

edit - With the red/black case and everything, if you wanted to go "color coded", you could sub this mother board and ram. Save a little on the motherboard also. Note: they do not carry this motherboard at Microcenter.
mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



thanks alot man i did some research and im going to go with your build.
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February 6, 2012 10:06:48 AM

I wouldn't be in any rush to buy that graphics card, $215 for a GTX 550Ti is VERY expensive.

EDIT: My bad, the link actually takes you to a 560Ti.
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February 7, 2012 4:22:29 PM

im going to be going with a 570 instead seeing as im near micro center and can save bout 20 on it
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