I've been researching the past couple of weeks to find the best computer (peformance-wise) that I can get for a budget of around $2000. I've never built a computer but I've had a lot of experience with computers in general, mostly in software but a little in hardware as well. I spend a lot of time gaming, and in the future I hope to be recording with Fraps and rendering the videos with Sony Vegas, which means fast hardware would be a huge help to the rendering process. I'm going to college soon and I may need the computer for other more taxing things in the future. I don't plan on doing any overclocking. Here's what I came up with so far:
Originally, I was hoping to get the i7-3930k processor and a LGA2011 motherboard to match. But I've been told that LGA2011 is still fairly new and is not as reliable, so it would be better for me (as a first time builder) to go for a LGA1155 build instead. Hopefully this change won't make a big toll on performance.
One thought I had about the SSD: Would it be better to get one 120gb drive or two 60gb drives? If I use the 120gb drive, I will be recording Fraps on the same drive that Windows 7 is installed on. Whereas if I get two 60gb drives, I could install Windows on one and record on the other. What's the best way to set that up for good FPS?
As a newbie, I couldn't really tell you for certain if these are the best parts possible for a high-end ~2000k gaming/editing computer, so I'm open to any ideas. If you feel a certain part/parts would be better be sure to let me know. And of course, I need to be sure everything is compatible too! That's very important.