Hey everyone! I'm about ready to start buying parts to build my PC. (This will be my first time )... Anyways, I was hoping you guys could check to make sure everything I have listed here will be compatible and work correctly...( ie: Will the CPU cooler fit? Does the PSU have enough connections? etc.) Also, if anyone has any suggestions for changes please let me know... Thank you!!!
You will find a lot of discussions regarding CPU/RAM intensive vs GPU intensive video editing/rendering. I belong to the former camp, though I agree Adobe' MPE loves GPUs like Quadros. The other option is taking the OpenCL/GL route that allows AMD GPUs (Firepro), which is (relatively) cheaper than Quadros. Please bear this in mind while buying the GPU.
For gaming, I agree with "azeem40". May be, you may consider investing in eVGA GTX 670/eVGA GTX 680 (not in stock at the moment).
I would probably consider investing a little more on the CPU. I would prefer i7 3770K that allows proper over clocking going forward. Given this option, I would take a different cooler (Noctua NH-D14, $85, or Corsair H100, $105, or Cooler Master H612, $48).
Over-clocking Ivy Bridge has known heat issues. But the general opinion is OC to 4.2 or even 4.5 should not overheat the CPU. A good after-market cooler would be pretty helpful.
My other recommendation is throwing in a 32GB DDR3 1600. This will stand your video editing/rendering in good stead.