Video Editing PC Build

This will be my first build and I'm looking primarily to use Sony Vegas/ Adobe After Effects...


CPU
Intel i5 2500K


Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131786


Case
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153


Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625


Hard Drive
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=N82E16822148840


Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


Optical Drive
LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136240


OS
Windows 7 Premium


Will these all be compatible with each other? Wasn't sure how well the Micro-ATX Mobo would fit in the ATX case... (sorry, this is my first build :kaola: )

Also, can anyone recommend a mid-range PSU for me? Lastly, any components you see that might be able to help me save a little money?


THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
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  1. Quote:
    Will these all be compatible with each other? Wasn't sure how well the Micro-ATX Mobo would fit in the ATX case... (sorry, this is my first build :kaola: )


    Yes but don't go mATX - if you need to add or remove HDs or anything of that nature, the limited number of SATA ports will be frustrating. Go with a full ATX board like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    Do not get a 550TI - even on the low end of NVIDIA GPUs you could do better, go with a 6850 like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Quote:
    Also, can anyone recommend a mid-range PSU for me? Lastly, any components you see that might be able to help me save a little money?


    Here you go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096
  2. good build - here's what i'd recommend to change..

    motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512
    - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $140

    or this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
    - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $150

    they're both GEN3 boards, and also have the front USB3.0 connector

    case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180
    - Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0: $70

    better build quality.. and has the 2 x USB3.0 front ports

    PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
    - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular: $65
  3. for the GTX 550 Ti (or Radeon 6850), you won't need more than a decent 450w power supply - you'll be more than safe with 550w (and that Antec is modular too)
  4. @gunit1111

    I've heard that NVIDIA cards are better than AMD when it comes to Video Edits... any knowledge on this?
  5. jdawg5600 said:
    @gunit1111

    I've heard that NVIDIA cards are better than AMD when it comes to Video Edits... any knowledge on this?


    That's true that the higher end cards have a set of instructions called "CUDA" that make it easier on video editing, but the lower end ones do not (although I'm not entirely sure about that). If you can put a but more into the GPU and go 560TI:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

    Quote:


    case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129180
    - Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0: $70


    Try the 100 - it's $15 cheaper - it's Antec quality with Corsair level cable management:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129181

    Quote:

    motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128512
    - GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $140


    The UD3H would be a better choice for $9 more (not a fan of the blue / white color scheme) :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
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