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March 8, 2012 9:57:46 PM

I'm about to order the parts to my computer. I'll be going with:

CPU - i5 2400 (I'm not overclocking)
GPU - Sapphire HD 6870
SSD - Crucial M4 128GB
Case - Rosewill Challenger
PSU - Corsair CX600
RAM - G.Skill Value Series 8GB
Mobo - P8Z68-V LX



How does that look for a video editing and gaming PC?

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March 8, 2012 10:18:49 PM

looks good - here's what i'd recommend to change..

motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- 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=N82E168...
- 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 (unlike the P8Z68-V LX)

case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0: $70

better build quality than Rosewill

PSU - your choice is good, but you could also no prob go down to 550w if you wanted.. and this one is modular too:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular: $65
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March 8, 2012 11:31:05 PM

I would keep everything you have. Wouldnt change a thing.
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