Here's the build I need a little advice on. Will they work together? Are they the best parts for the money? Anything I can swap out to drop the price a little more? I started with a $1700 build and was able to drop it to under $1500.
Approximate Purchase Date: Just waiting on my tax return, so I should be getting this within a week or so.
Budget Range: as far below $1500 before rebates as possible.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing, gaming, photo editing, daily internet use
Parts Not Required: keyboard and mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I prefer Newegg because I have Shoprunner, but I'm open to save money.
Parts Preferences: I'm pretty set on Intel, but I'm open to save money on everything else.
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not.
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: This will be my very first build so I don't know a whole lot about building and even less about components. I've been reading through the forums, reading blogs, and been watching videos. I just want to make sure I have the best parts for the best price.
The PSU ain't bad but for futureproofability(did I just make up a word? LOL), get 600W, since 550W is a tad bit low. Yes it power everything, but in the future, you if you upgrade your GPU/CPU, you don't want to get a new PSU along with those parts. Always get more than you need with a PSU. 50-75W more than you need is a good choice.
for professional video editing these parts r very inportant
1 Most powerful cpu that u can afford
2 Lots of good ram ( 16 gb will be ok)
3 A professional quality monitor ( doesnt mean that u will have to buy one of those as the r very costly. Those will eat ur whole budget)
4 Graphic tablet ( optional)
5 color calibration software.
6. Stable mother board
If u r not a serious gamer the a mid range card will suffix ( better spend ur money on the above parts).
azeem/obsama: I just did a run through of all the 550w PSUs on Newegg and considering the price difference and obsama's "futureproofability" (which webster needs to acknowledge if he hasn't already), I might stick with the 650w.
Unfortunately, the closest Microcenter is over 200 miles away. But, what's the difference between the 3770 and the 3770k? I'd be willing to swap out the 2600k for the 3770. It's only a $20 difference.
uvb - I'm gonna need some time to go through that individually, but it looks pretty good. Looks you allocated funds towards the 3770k. (captain obvious)
ajaxmaru - With uvb's allocations, I'd be able to get the 3770k. There are some things I will keep from my list though. A graphics tablet would be useful, I didn't think about that. What do you think about the monitor I picked out? Really I'm just starting to get into video editing. Once/if I start getting paid for it, I could upgrade to a better rig. But as a beginner I would like to start with a below "great" but better than "good" rig.
A 650w psu is cutting it to the bone for dual 560 ti's. If it were dual 6950's that would be different, but the 560 ti uses a lot more juice than the 6950. Here's a single card set up to have a look at. It allows you to add another 16GB of RAM later on (Windows Home Premium only see's 16GB total).
The only time 4x4GB of RAM is beneficial is in a LGA 2011 (Sandy Bridge-E) for the fact you have to have 4 stick of RAM in order obtain quad channel. 1155 boards only have dual channel. So you want 2x8GB so you have the chance to add another set of that RAM later on.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $429.98 save: $20.00
BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K