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New build for video editing and gaming. Help please!!

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March 11, 2012 4:07:19 AM

Hey everyone, I am trying to put together a build that will be used for a lot of video editing and a bit of gaming. Ive been having some trouble with what to use and was looking for advice on a few things.

Approximate Purchase Date: End of March

Budget Range: $2000-$2500 Canadian

This is what i currently have planned out. I am open to any suggestions and they would be greatly appreciated.

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
(This processor is prety much what I am building around)

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (This processor is prety much what I am building around)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard:ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
(still kind of undecided on the motherboard)

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Graphics card: I plan to run a SLI set up not sure what to get tho. i was thinking dual EVGA GTX 580 or maby 590s

As you may have been able to see I'm still a bit undecided on some things which is why I am coming to you for help. my main concerns are my motherboard and my graphics cards. I'm hoping to slowly upgrade and add a graphics card or two further down the line if it will help to render quicker and make editing smoother and easier as well. I have thought about liquid cooling the system as well but don't quite know what parts would be good for doing that.

Hopefully i can get some help and finish this build completely within the next couple weeks, thanks.
March 11, 2012 4:29:31 AM

the new 600 series is coming out soon, don't know if you want to wait or not.
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March 11, 2012 4:34:45 AM

canadianbacon_73 said:
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (This processor is prety much what I am building around)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard:ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
(still kind of undecided on the motherboard)


If you don't plan to overclock then go with the i7-2600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the mobo i recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 11, 2012 4:50:22 AM

canadianbacon_73 said:
I plan on overclocking it, that's why Im trying to decide if I want to liquid cool it as well. I probably should have put that in there.


It depends on the overclock your trying to achieve you can always get an after market CPU fan instead of water cooling if you have good air flow in the case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You did mention SLI so water cooling might be the best choice but if you plan on getting a single but powerful GPU (Radeon HD 7950/7970) then you don't really have to water cool.
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March 11, 2012 4:55:37 AM

aRodr1guez said:
If you don't plan to overclock then go with the i7-2600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the mobo i recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


this is a video editing rig where overclocking helps a ton.

OP try to build along this lines.

GPU(get a nvidia card. cuda will help a lot in some programs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this leaves you 700 dollars for hard drive, ram, case, psu, and OS

you really shouldnt go lower then the 3930k since you have that much to spend. this is of course if the exchange rate is worse then i thought.
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