New Gaming, Video editing and Rendering and Programming build

Approximate Purchase Date: A month or two

Budget Range: £1500 willing to push it to £1800 but prefer it to be lower

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Rendering and photo Editing, Programming, Web surfing and college work

Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Aria.co.uk Novatech.co.uk Overclockers.co.uk Ebuyer.co.uk


Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: Preferably a nice looking case, 24" or higher monitor

Overclocking: Basic low end overclocking

SLI or Crossfire: More than likely in the future

Monitor Resolution: I have an old VGA 19" monitor which is why I would like a 24" or higher but not over 27"

Additional Comments: I would prefer a case with a window and high airflow,

Here are the components I have already picked.

Motherboard: ASROCK 990FX EXTREME3 AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/AMD+AM3%2B+%28900+Chipset%29/ASROCK+990FX+EXTREME3+AMD+990FX+%28Socket+AM3%2B%29+DDR3+PCI-Express+ATX+Motherboard+?productId=48565

Graphics Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/AMD/AMD+7970+Series/Gigabyte+AMD+Radeon+HD+7970+OC+3072MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=48373

Power Supply: 1050W Corsair HX Series 80PLUS Silver Modular Power Supply (I realise its overkill but its so I don't have to buy a new one for future upgrades.)
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Modular+1KW+or+more/1050W+Corsair+HX+Series+80PLUS+Silver+Modular+Power+Supply+?productId=44807

Memory: GeiL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/GeiL+Black+Dragon+8GB+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+%28GB38GB1600C9DC%29+?productId=47442

Storage: 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6GB/s Hard Drive
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/Over+1TB/2TB+Seagate+ST2000DM001+Barracuda+7200.12+SATA+6GB%2Fs+Hard+Drive+?productId=48301

Boot Drive: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Solid+State+Drives/OCZ+Agility+3+120GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=47341

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cooling/CPU+Coolers/Noctua+NH-D14+Dual+Radiator+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=41109

Optical Drive: LiteOn Version B 24x Internal SATA DVD RW Drive [IHAS124-19]
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/LiteOn+Version+B+24x+Internal+SATA+DVD+RW+Drive+%5BIHAS124-19%5D+?productId=40154


Right so I didn't mention a case as I am looking for input on a nice looking case preferably with a window but can live without and hight airflow.

The other thing I am sceptical about is for my purposes (eg. Gaming as well as video rendering etc.) would I be better off with a intel core i7 3820 quad core ( https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Intel+Core+i7-3820+3.60GHz+%28Sandy+Bridge-E%29+Socket+LGA2011+Processor+-+OEM+?productId=48277 )
or with the AMD FX 6 Core or Eight Core Processor?

Thanks in advance Mac
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  1. I did a PC with 2600k , is the best for video rendering.
    MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/ASUS+P8Z68-V%2FGEN3+Intel+Z68+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=47124
    CPU : I7 2600K
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel+Core+i7+%281155%29/Intel+Core+i7-2600K+3.40GHz+%28Sandybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Unlocked+Processor+-+OEM+?productId=48274
    RAM : G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/G.Skill+Sniper+Low+Voltage+8GB+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+%28F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2%29+?productId=48206
    DVD-RW : LiteOn Version B 24x
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/LiteOn+Version+B+24x+Internal+SATA+DVD+RW+Drive+%5BIHAS124-19%5D+?productId=40154
    HDD : 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6GB/s Hard Drive
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/Over+1TB/2TB+Seagate+ST2000DM001+Barracuda+7200.12+SATA+6GB%2Fs+Hard+Drive+?productId=48301
    SSD : Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" SATA-III
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Solid+State+Drives/Mushkin+Chronos+120GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=45660
    PSU : 850W Corsair HX Series 80PLUS Silver Modular
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Modular+700-950W/850W+Corsair+HX+Series+80PLUS+Silver+Modular+Power+Supply+?productId=36020
    GPU : Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/AMD/AMD+7970+Series/Gigabyte+AMD+Radeon+HD+7970+OC+3072MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=48373
    CPU COOLER : Thermalright Archon Rev. A (150mm fan) Quiet CPU Cooler
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Thermalright+Archon+Rev.+A+%28150mm+fan%29+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=47870
    OS : MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Systems/MICROSOFT+Windows+Home+Premium+7+SP1+64-bit+EN+1pk+-+OEM+%5BGFC-02050%5D+?productId=38272
    MONITOR : Asus VE248H True 24"
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors/24+Inch+Monitors/Asus+VE248H+True+24%22+Widescreen+LCD+Multimedia+Monitor+-+Black+?productId=48450
    CASE : Corsair Obsidian 650D Black
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Corsair+Obsidian+650D+Black+Midi+Tower+Windowed+Chassis+w%2F+USB3.0+?productId=44450
    TOTAL : £1618.50 with delivery taxes.
  2. Even if you Cf the 7970, 1050W is way overkill. 850W is good enough.
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