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2500 budget Gaming and light video editing (please help)

Last response: in Systems
May 22, 2012 10:45:12 PM

I have a budget of 2500 dollars and don't know where to start please give me ideas for the build.

(If you give part ideas please put prices by them.)


Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime soon 4 weeksish

Budget Range: (2500-2600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, light video editing, and some coding

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX US, FRYs, Newegg, Amazon

Country: America

Parts Preferences: No preferences

Overclocking: Yes /

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Preferably quiet


Don't need:
Optical Drive
May 22, 2012 10:56:37 PM

fixed sorry
May 22, 2012 11:10:41 PM


Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 $229.99

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 $319.99

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB $79.99

GPU: MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 $539.99

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 $169.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $119.99

SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB $249.99

CD/DVD: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R $69.99 (after discount code)

Total: $1938.90

If you want to go to the upper end of you budget, you can always grab another GTX680, but I think it's a bit overkill.

IMO - unless you are an extreme gamer, you won't really notice a difference spending around $1300-1400 on a similar setup. You can get a slightly cheaper PSU, RAM, Case, drop down to the i5 3570k, and get a gtx 670.
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