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New Build Help: 800 - 1000 Gaming and medium duty Video editing

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March 6, 2012 10:34:41 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few Weeks

Budget Range: 750 - 1000 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: DSLR Footage Short video editing (small personal projects) , Gaming, Lightroom photo editing (light), more just sorting / organization, Surfing the net. Watching Movies.

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Not included in budget but open to suggestion.

Additional Comments: I am replacing an old PPC mac pro tower that I used to cut lots of short videos over the years and sort photos. Upgrading would cost way too much. Kind of out of touch with exactly how much power i do need. Will either run vegas or Lightworks. Need to edit short basic videos for blog use using canon t3i. Would probably game more than actual work but Im no mega gamer, just miss PC gaming and see all the awesome stuff happening with STEAM and the mod community. Would like things to run well but Im not the type to need the best and insane framerates. Think the Idea of SSD is cool for fast loadup of OS and Big programs. thanks sorry Im not more specific. As I said, Its pretty much a general media use and gaming PC im looking for and basic net use but I do want something that can keep up when in need to cut quick HD videos and basic photo editing.
March 6, 2012 10:57:42 PM

i5-2400 $179.99
ASRock H61M/U3S3 $69.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB $29.99
XFX HD-687A $144.99
XFX Core Edition 550 $57.99
LITE-ON $17.99
NZXT M59 $49.99
Crucial m4 64GB $90.75
Windows 7 Home Premium (1 License) $99.99
500 GB 7200RPM HDD ~$80

Total: $821.67

Since your budget it $1,000, you can upgrade each part to a better part.

You didn't mention anything about a monitor also so you can get an HD monitor for around $120-170.
I recommend Dell E2311H $179.99
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