1200 gaming/PS work computer critique

Hello,

I am building my first comp for photo/video editing and gaming. I need some help/guidance to ensure i purchase the right parts.


Approximate Purchase Date: The next week

Budget Range: 1000-1300 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo/video editing, gaming, and media center.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Overclocking: Yes

Parts list:

CASE:
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

VIDEOCARD:
EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687

POWER SUPPLY:
FX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347

MOBO:
ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297

CPU:
intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

CPU COOLER:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

OPTICAL DRIVE:
LITE-ON 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106380

SSD:
rucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

PASTE:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007


total is 1126$


Please let me know if i am using incompatible parts or overpriced versions. I have monitor, keyboard.mouse.etc


thanks!
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  1. No need for the Silver 5 - the Hyper 212 Evo includes MX-4 which is far better than Silver 5.

    And then for CPU - if your priority is Photoshop, this is one area where you actually will benefit from using the i7-3770K. That might actually be worth the upgrade.

    And then upgrade your PSU to a 650W - 550W is a bit underpowered for a GTX 570.
  2. The 570 is bested by the 560Ti 448, which is basically the 570, but with less heat, and it overclocks to GTX 580 levels.
  3. Ok i changed the cpu to an i7 and vid card to 560ti. I am having trouble on deciding which power supply to get.

    Thanks for the help guys!
  4. Not the 560Ti. The 560 Ti 448. Or maybe you're just saying 560 Ti as shorthand, haha. Maybe a 550W/600W PSU? Maybe even 500W. Just get from 500W-600W, but get a reliable one. Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Silverstone, XFX... Don't get Coolermaster. Very, very unreliable.
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