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$1500 Photo/Video Editing Computer

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June 26, 2012 3:52:01 PM

Hello! I decided I wanted to build my very first computer. I have created a build and I would like some help on seeing if all the parts were compatible. Here is the link to the list of products I have chosen. If anyone can suggest ways to put this under $1500 that would be very helpful.


Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: $1500
System Usage: Photo/Video Editing
Parts Not Required:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca If there are any other places that are better than Newegg that would be fine too.
Country: Canada
Parts Preferences: Intel Processors, NVIDIA Graphic Cards
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Not really
Monitor Resolution: 2560 x 1440 + 1920x1080
Additional Comments: If anyone can help suggest a good 27" monitor that is glossy with a resolution of 2560x1440 that would be helpful.

Thanks : )
June 26, 2012 4:07:59 PM
June 26, 2012 5:04:17 PM

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$89.99 and a $15 rebate plus a $10 promo code brings the final price to $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
$349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
$92.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic M12II 650 SS-650AM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$399.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build comes to $1489.99 and gives you a highend cpu to go along with the highend video card , both of which with the 16gb of ram will make a great photo/video editing computer.

HP ZR2740w Black and Brushed Aluminum 27" 12 ms (GTG) IPS Panel Height & Pivot Adjustable Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor 380 cd/m2 1000:1
$679.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can't tell from the picture how glossy the black is but this monitor has the 2560x1440 resolution and the monitor also has the pivot feature so that you can rotate the monitor to a upright position and you don't have to keep it in the horizontal position all the time especially if you wanted to have the screen in portrait mode you can pivot the monitor to have the whole screen being used instead of just part of it.
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June 28, 2012 1:45:40 AM

Thanks for your help. I have Ended up with this.
The SSD isn't currently available in Canada so that will be my first upgrade when it releases.

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