Looking for a PC build around 950

Hello,
Recently I've been looking into building a computer and I decided to ask for advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next few weeks

Budget Range: 950 max before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, Gaming, Movies, Internet Browsing, Word Processing

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Preferably an Intel Based PC

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The monitor I have doesn't include speakers, and I don't have a keyboard or mouse. Also I don't have an os.
Windows 7 Preferable

Thanks in advance
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More about looking build
  1. Will someone please respond?
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX ($117.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5V BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM ($89.95 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB HD7850-DC2-2GD5 ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $903.41
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-17 05:38 EDT-0400)

    It's $950 if you don't have a Microcenter near you. If you need to include peripherals in the budget then change the CPU to the i5-2400, and possibly downgrade the GPU depending on how much you want to spend on peripherals.

    SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987
  3. Thanks for a quick reply!
  4. Look at add a 7850, 7870, or 560 ti to this build along with the case of your preference.


    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-compatible/dp/B005A2RJJ8/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337314936&sr=1-11 $67.63
    OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-1155-Motherboard-GA-Z77-DS3H/dp/B007R21JWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337315166&sr=8-1 $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-DS3H

    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4147#ov <----- another look at that board

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX80637I53570K/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337314456&sr=1-4 $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2x4GB-DDR3-1600MHz-Destop-Memory/dp/B006WAGGUK/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337314594&sr=1-6 $44.99
    Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz Destop Memory Kit

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337314727&sr=1-2 $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_5?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337314803&sr=1-5 $99.62 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_cp_sw_0 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
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