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First Build - Recommendations for Video editing/gaming rig

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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:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $230 -GPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $300 -CPU
} $20 off when purchased together
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $106 -PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $150 -Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $140 -monitor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $80 -HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $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: 
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.
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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
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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.
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