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May 18, 2012 3:28:17 AM

Hey all! I'm 99% sure this is the right area to post.. =P

I'm building my first gaming rig, and I plan on doing a lot of recording with FRAPS, and video editing.(sony vegas) I can safely say, that I will be video editing, and gaming an equal amount. A LOT

I have heard it been said that that i7's are better for editing/rendering type situations. Which is the reason for my choice below.

My main request is: Are there any better cost-effective recommendations anyone can give me, to bring my costs back down to $900-$1000. I'm open to all suggestions. Especially if you see something here that can be easily replaced with something cheaper/just-as-good...Probably wishful thinking :pt1cable: 

***********I have already puchased a HAF-932 case, for $92**************

I want to get the following. BUT they over my budget, and I lack the knowledge to trim them down any further: - $230 -GPU - $300 -CPU
} $20 off when purchased together - $106 -PSU - $150 -Motherboard - $140 -monitor - $80 -HDD - $55 -Heatsink

So in total it's $1133. I humbly ask for anyone's guidance in trimming the fat from what I have here. What will be most beneficial to an equally heavy VIDEO EDITING rig, and GAMING rig.

Thank you for taking the time to help me!!! :wahoo: 

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May 18, 2012 1:26:34 PM

This is what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($123.49 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1093.30
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-18 09:25 EDT-0400)

However, I don't have a monitor. Just pick and choose the parts you want... However, the 480 is a bad idea. You're overpaying for your CPU cooler and motherboard. You also haven't included RAM. An SSD is also an option to remove, although I'd suggest keeping it in.
May 18, 2012 7:17:57 PM

Thanks man! i really appreciate your input! Definitly gonna change the motherboard and CPU cooler. Do you mind explaining why the 480 is a bad idea?

-Note- The 2600k you listed is in-store pickup only. And the locations are out of my area =P
May 19, 2012 2:58:38 AM

The 2600k is in-store for Microcenter. You can still get it off of Newegg.

The 480 is two whole generations old. It uses more power, is louder, and isn't as up to date.