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First build - 1500 dollar video editing (and possibly gaming rig)

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July 12, 2012 1:12:37 AM

Hey, everyone. This is my first post :D 

I've been reading a lot on this site for a while, via google and I figured since I'm building a rig, I might as well register.

:bounce:  HERE WE GO! :bounce: 


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better) : exactly three and a half weeks til i begin ordering.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping : 1500-1700 dollars before shipping and before rebates and before tax.lol

System Usage from Most to Least Important:

1) Video editing / quick rendering speeds using sony vegas (and adobe premiere)

2) Website design/coding (photoshop,fireworks,flash)

3) Music production (propellerhead's reason, reaper, fl studio)

4) and Gaming (nothing TOO heavy. maybe some skyrim, battlefield, etc. and usually I don't play games for more than an hour a day..save for the weekends. GAMING WEEEEEKEENDS. lol :D ) ---I hope that was enough detail.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes. I'll need something decent. I'll probably get one good monitor now and get a second monitor in a month or so. So don't include the second one in the recommendation, please, just know that I'm looking towards it.



Uhh. And here's what I've got so far from my research. I hope I'm at least decent at shopping for computer parts. this is my first build.


Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $150 + tax and ship (130 after MIR)


RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $115 + tax and ship


CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $210 + tax and ship


Case:
XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $100.00 + tax and ship


CPU Heatsink/Fan (they said that processor gets really hot. do you guys think i will need this heatsink/fan with the case [above] that supposedly gets really cool?):
XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $25 + tax and ship


SSD (i'm going to put all my programs and the windows system files here):
ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$95 + tax and ship


Regular HD (for all the audio/video files and other saves):
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $110 + tax and ship


Graphics/Video Card:
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PRICE: $150 +tax and ship


Newegg grand total : (with tax and shipping estimate) : $ 1,038.14

And I still need:

power supply
monitor
(anything else?)


Soo how well did I pick? Any incompatibility issues? Recommended psu and monitor? Anything else missing? Any thing is should not get/switch for something else?

Thanks guys. :D 

*wipes sweat from forehead*
July 12, 2012 1:23:12 AM

---Update---

Should I get a 2GB GPU
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July 12, 2012 1:41:05 AM

I love asus monitors - no problems with the one I own. This one costs $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Are you paying for the power bill yourself? If your the one paying the bill your power supply's efficiency should be a factor, thus I would recommend an antec 80 plus platinum power supply, which will save you money in the long run, and also delivers very clean power to your components. Costs $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now you could deal with a much cheaper motherboard if you aren't overclocking, saving you $70.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And now that you've brought the total cost to $1233, you can upgrade the gpu to the very very impressive gtx 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This brings the grand total to $1493.
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July 12, 2012 1:58:59 AM

The psu took me to a wireless adapter.

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July 12, 2012 2:36:51 AM

Thanks that link worked.

On the gpu you linked : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The power requirements say : Power Connector 6 pin / 8 pin

Does that mean that I'll need to plug in BOTH a 6 pin and an 8 pin power adapter or I can choose between one and other depending on how much performance I want?
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July 12, 2012 2:56:54 AM

Actually if you look at the pictures of the gpu it means that it requires one 8 pin connector and one 6 pin connector. Both of the antec's pci-e power conncectors are 6+2 pin so you will connect all 8 pins of one connector and just 6 on the other.
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July 12, 2012 2:59:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1405.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 12, 2012 3:19:04 AM

I* not U
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July 12, 2012 4:01:42 AM

Thanks for all the support guys.
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July 12, 2012 4:13:12 AM

One more thing, on the build you provided, you didn't list an aftermarket heatsink/fan. Is it necessary?

Also, the original case I posted has a cool design and two huge fans that are quiet and is also cheaper than the one you listed. Are you positive that your suggestion is the way to go? If it is, i'll gladly swap.
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July 12, 2012 4:38:36 AM

AyetoZay said:
One more thing, on the build you provided, you didn't list an aftermarket heatsink/fan. Is it necessary?

Also, the original case I posted has a cool design and two huge fans that are quiet and is also cheaper than the one you listed. Are you positive that your suggestion is the way to go? If it is, i'll gladly swap.
You don't need a aftermarket cooler heatsink because your not overclocking so the stock heat sink is fine as for case that is a matter of personal choice so you can get whatever you like as long as it's built well and has good cable management options and provides good cooling then it will do ;) 
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July 12, 2012 5:47:57 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You don't need a aftermarket cooler heatsink because your not overclocking so the stock heat sink is fine as for case that is a matter of personal choice so you can get whatever you like as long as it's built well and has good cable management options and provides good cooling then it will do ;) 


thanks for all the help man. :D 
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July 12, 2012 5:50:26 AM

AyetoZay said:
thanks for all the help man. :D 
No problem your very welcome!
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July 12, 2012 9:34:43 AM

If you're using Premiere, get a n NVIDIA GPU... Fermi based... and no, 1 GB or 2 GB doesn't matter on it, number of CUDA cores and their speed is more important. You may also want to consider having 2x1 GB hard drives in a RAID for your video drives, but that is heavily dependent on what format video you are editing.
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July 13, 2012 6:51:37 AM

Draven35 said:
If you're using Premiere, get a n NVIDIA GPU... Fermi based... and no, 1 GB or 2 GB doesn't matter on it, number of CUDA cores and their speed is more important. You may also want to consider having 2x1 GB hard drives in a RAID for your video drives, but that is heavily dependent on what format video you are editing.


I'm going to be using mostly sony vegas (10? whichever is the latest.) as well as a SMALL amount of after effects.
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