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1100$ Video Editing PC

Last response: in Systems
May 21, 2012 4:39:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: 1100$ MAX

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ONLY and Trying to avoid California taxes.

Country: US, California

Parts Preferences: Intel i7, Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: My friend has a pretty strict budget and he needs a computer for mostly video editing and some gaming.

I've come up with this:

Intel i7 2600k- 310$

Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb 5900rpm- 100$

Crucial M4 64gb SSD- 80$

CM Hyper 212 Evo- 34$

Corsair 300r- 75$

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H- 145$

2x Crucial 8gb 1333mhz- 84$

OCZ ZS 550w- 70$

Zotac GTX 560 ti- 190$

Total= 1075$ Not including M.I.R.'s (and shipping for products)

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May 21, 2012 5:27:12 AM

I would say in general, those are good choices for his purposes. I would say, if he can afford it, to get 1600 MHz RAM instead. They are pretty cheap nowadays.

I think he should get the Gigabyte MoBo. I heard MSI had the highest failure rate among the MoBo manufacturers so I would try to steer away from them.

I'm assuming that this would be a single GPU build so a 500W PSU should be fine.
May 21, 2012 5:33:23 AM

Man that looks solid. I like the looks of that Gigabyte board and it's a steal at that price. I can't see anywhere to cut cost on there. Everything is top notch and at bargain prices.

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May 21, 2012 5:52:31 AM

Alright so the Gigabyte motherboard it is. And I'm pretty sure he'll spend an extra 10$ for the 1600mhz ram (he's quite a scrooge with money...). Updating the build now.
May 21, 2012 5:57:43 AM

Also, if he will OC, than he can save on getting the 2600K instead of 2700K.

The difference is zeroed in the OC.
May 22, 2012 1:51:40 AM

So it looks like he doesn't want to spend over 1100$ so back to the drawing board...

I guess no SLI now so to save money a 550w PSU will work-
OCZ ZS-550w PSU: 70$

1333mhz ram will save him a few $$-
2x Crucial Ballistix 8gb 1333mhz (16gb Total)- 80$

-40$ from Total= 1113$

What other ways can the costs be cut on this build.

-Maybe the SSD: -10$

-CPU heatsink??: -6$
May 26, 2012 5:36:28 AM

Best answer selected by mjmjpfaff.