Solved 1100$ Video Editing PC Tags: New Build Video Editing Systems Last response: May 26, 2012 5:36 AM in Systems Share mjmjpfaff 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 Amazon.com and TigerDirect.com. 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- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004EBUXSA/ref=d... 310$ Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb 5900rpm- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 100$ Crucial M4 64gb SSD- http://www.amazon.com/Crucial%C2%A064-2-5-Inch-Solid-St... 80$ CM Hyper 212 Evo- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005O65JXI/ref=d... 34$ Corsair 300r- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B006I2H0YS/ref=d... 75$ Gigabyte Z77X-D3H- http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-NVIDIA-Mother... 145$ 2x Crucial 8gb 1333mhz- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 84$ OCZ ZS 550w- http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... 70$ Zotac GTX 560 ti- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 190$ Total= 1075$ Not including M.I.R.'s (and shipping for tigerdirect.com products) More about : 1100 video editing Best solution l0v3rboi 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. Why_Me 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. Related resources $ 1100 Video Editing PC Build - Forum $ 1100 Gaming/ Video Editing PC - Forum Gaming/ Video editing Build for Friend $ 1100 - Forum $ 1100 Video Editing System - Forum $ 1100 1080p video editing build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nikorr May 21, 2012 5:49:46 AM It looks all great, but definitely get this RAM. Faster, with XMP profile and low profile for your CPU cooler. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-1600mhz... mjmjpfaff 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. nikorr 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. nikorr May 21, 2012 5:58:13 AM $285 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7-2600K-Quad-Core-Unl... mjmjpfaff May 21, 2012 2:27:07 PM nikorr said:$285 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7-2600K-Quad-Core-Unl... I really don't like to buy from separate sellers. If the seller was Amazon I would get it if it was 285$ because there is really no difference between the 2600k and 2700k. mjmjpfaff 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: http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... 70$ 1333mhz ram will save him a few $$- 2x Crucial Ballistix 8gb 1333mhz (16gb Total)- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 80$ -40$ from Total= 1113$ What other ways can the costs be cut on this build. -Maybe the SSD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... -10$ -CPU heatsink??: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... -6$ mjmjpfaff May 26, 2012 5:36:28 AM Best answer selected by mjmjpfaff. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$ 1100 - Video Editing /Gaming Build Forum$ 1100 i7 gaming / video editing build. Thoughts? Forum$ 1100 Gaming / Video Editing PC ForumPC for Editing AMD Phenom 2 X6 1100 T ForumAE/3d/HD vid editing , dual-boot machine $900-$ 1100 ForumVideo editing build ~$ 1100 ForumHow will these parts go for a video editing /minor gaming pc ? 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