A summer build of mine...

Im totally new to this and I'm trying to build a pc primarily for video editing/rendering and mild gaming for <1,000usd I already have monitor...

I really want an ssd for the big stuff like the OS, Adobe programs & any games so, I'd like to keep that in...

I'm wondering if the motherboard/case will operate nicely with all of the other components also, is the video card not enough or is it too much for what I'm trying to do with it? Do I need a better Processer?

basically what makes sense or doesn't make any sense about my 1st build that I have here?

newegg stuff:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231315
89.99usd

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811146025
59.99usd

EDIT

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139028
69.99usd

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115072
219.99usd

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157271
121.99usd

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820148442
124.99usd

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822152181
79.99usd

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  1. You didn't list a video card. If you thought the a8-3850 is a video card you are mistaken. these are video cards- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006519&isNodeId=1&Description=video+card
  2. ok thanks, could I get a good video card for around 125 for what I'm trying to do? and then would I need a nicer processor for that?
  3. It says CPU+GPU. You can't have two CPUs in that system. The Radeon 6550D is an onboard graphics that is on the CPU.
  4. could I get a good video card for around 125 for what I'm trying to do? and then would I need a nicer processor for that?

    I'll be primarily video editing and maybe just some mild gaming
  5. mjmjpfaff said:
    You didn't list a video card. If you thought the a8-3850 is a video card you are mistaken. these are video cards- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006519&isNodeId=1&Description=video+card



    the card is an APU, its a cpu with a built in graphics card. although not very powerful, it does light work

    then i realized he has to cpus, yeah he need to remove one of the cpus


    at 125$, that would be around a HD 6850 at 140$, HD 6770 at 110-130$, or 7750 at around 110$

    on the nvidia side, thats between a GTS 450 at 110$ and gtx 460 at 135$(evga version on newegg is -15$ coupon)
  6. He has two CPUs in his build. Remove the a8 and keep the 2500k. Get a Radeon 7850.
  7. would getting a cheaper video card make any sense?
  8. Nope. If you get a cheaper, weaker card, it will bottleneck.
  9. What is the it you speak of?
  10. Here is why:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=549
    The higher the fps, the better the card (only look at the game).
  11. ok but, does bottle-necking really matter when I'm primarily using this for HD editing?

    what does "bottlenecking" mean?
  12. pdgrizzles said:
    ok but, does bottle-necking really matter when I'm primarily using this for HD editing?

    what does "bottlenecking" mean?


    bottle necking is when a certain part of the computer limits the performance of other parts of a computer because one part is slow or faulty. Like the saying, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and that can almost apply to computers as well.
  13. "what does "bottlenecking" mean?"

    A cheap GPU will prevent everything else from running at its full potential/speed.
  14. ok then, with a 7850...

    does everything else make sense? how about the processor?
  15. dudewitbow said:
    bottle necking is when a certain part of the computer limits the performance of other parts of a computer because one part is slow or faulty. Like the saying, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and that can almost apply to computers as well.


    Yeah on most builds it's usually the primary HD if you're using a mechanical one. But the OP wants an M4 so you're pretty problem free there. I wouldn't skimp on the GPU - that's for sure - especially on a video editing build - I'd go for something like a 7850 that will make it easy to run multiple displays. But on $1K But the bad thing is I wouldn't recommend a 128GB or even 64GB M4 unless you've got at least a 1 - 2TB hard drive for secondary storage.

    That original build looks good - there's not a lot I would change but I would definitely add a good GPU.
  16. g-unit1111 said:
    Yeah on most builds it's usually the primary HD if you're using a mechanical one. But the OP wants an M4 so you're pretty problem free there. I wouldn't skimp on the GPU - that's for sure - especially on a video editing build - I'd go for something like a 7850 that will make it easy to run multiple displays. But on $1K But the bad thing is I wouldn't recommend a 128GB or even 64GB M4 unless you've got at least a 1 - 2TB hard drive for secondary storage.

    That original build looks good - there's not a lot I would change but I would definitely add a good GPU.


    so should I get a lesser ssd or an ssd with more storage?
  17. bump, could I get a response to that question?^
  18. pdgrizzles said:
    bump, could I get a response to that question?^


    intel i5 2500k will be good for gaming and video editing.

    You only need a better cpu if you want to do video editing at the same time as gaming... or to speed up your rendering.
  19. Ok thatt's simple enough
  20. g-unit1111 said:
    I'd go for something like a 7850 that will make it easy to run multiple displays. But on $1K But the bad thing is I wouldn't recommend a 128GB or even 64GB M4 unless you've got at least a 1 - 2TB hard drive for secondary storage.


    can someone help me understand this post?

    Is g-unit saying that I need less or more ssd storage?
  21. pdgrizzles said:
    can someone help me understand this post?

    Is g-unit saying that I need less or more ssd storage?


    I think what he was saying is that if you're doing video editing you will likely need a whack load of mech-drive storage space to store all the videos as you don't want them just sitting on your SSD and 500gb can actually get full fairly fast video editing.

    Good for a few months though, especially if you have external drives or are upgrading to add another mech drive later. :)
  22. thx

    would putting the adobe programs on the ssd along with the os be a good idea?
    also what else on the computer aremust have downloads to the ssd?
  23. pdgrizzles said:
    thx

    would putting the adobe programs on the ssd along with the os be a good idea?
    also what else on the computer aremust have downloads to the ssd?


    Well putting the programs you use most on the ssd will save you time as these applications will be the fastest to launch. So ideally you would put the program you use to edit vids on the ssd. But be careful on the size of the ssd as they can fill up quite quickly without you knowing. I would recommend the Samsung 830 128 GB or the Crucial M4 128 GB, but the 64 GB versions of both are fine as well, if you think you can keep track of their size.

    As for other programs to install on the ssd, that depends on your usage patterns; if you find yourself using a prticular program more than others then by all means, install that on the ssd as well. Games like skyrim can be installed on the ssd; the loading times for each village/dungeon can be accelerated to quite a degree. This goes for pretty much any other game.

    EDIT: As a word of warning installing games means that the save files could also be located on the ssd as well. And your ssd will slowly but steadily fill as the save files get larger.
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