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May 22, 2012 7:15:48 AM

Hey everyone! I'm about ready to start buying parts to build my PC. (This will be my first time :o  )... 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!!!

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)

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May 22, 2012 7:28:15 AM

Is this for gaming?
May 22, 2012 7:31:18 AM

It'll be mainly for video editing but I do plan to game as well.
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May 22, 2012 7:37:15 AM

The GPU is on the low side for gaming. You want a min of a 6850/6870.
May 22, 2012 7:50:07 AM

I heard the CUDA is useful for video editing applications. How do the AMD cards compare?
May 22, 2012 7:51:44 AM

If you want CUDA, get the 560. It is still MUCH better than the 550ti.
May 22, 2012 7:57:26 AM

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.