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July 17, 2012 4:27:21 AM

Ok so I am really new to computer stuff and am wanting a computer for video editing on maybe sony vegas or adobe after effects. I have a list of parts that seem good but 1. i am not sure if all these parts are necessary and 2. would like it to be cheaper. So I am not just looking for an OK signal but some advice on whether there is anywhere i could save or if video editing computers always will cost a lot. and a lot to me is $900 id preffer maybe 700. so here are the parts



Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm $49

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $119.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $149.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $74.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 $219.99

Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $64.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $45.99

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $69.99

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM $19.99



Subtotal: $815.91



and sorry if that is hard to check all the parts i was trying to make my wish list public but couldn't figure it out. here are all the links to the parts

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




And thanks in advance for any advice. also i wouldn't want to save a little bit of money and lose a ton of quality

July 17, 2012 1:27:27 PM

Made some changes...a bit faster CPU (Ivy Bridge; no OC), larger SDD, nVidia graphics (better for Adobe typ), better PS (Seasonic) and some minor changes.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cm3Q
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cm3Q/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cm3Q/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $739.85
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 17, 2012 5:17:47 PM

thanks for that so what would the difference be between the Cpu i have listed and the one you do why is yours cheaper? also i have heard that Cpu is what really matters for video editing so would this be plenty fast for editing?
July 17, 2012 8:05:59 PM

johnsbadd said:
thanks for that so what would the difference be between the Cpu i have listed and the one you do why is yours cheaper? also i have heard that Cpu is what really matters for video editing so would this be plenty fast for editing?


K = you can overclock

i5-2500K is Sandy Bridge. i5-3450 is the newer Ivy Bridge which has a few features over the Sandy Bridge. Google both for key differences. Not sure why the 3450 is so cheap? I'm in Canada and am not that familiar with US pricing. If you want to overclock an Ivy Bridge CPU, you would need i5-3570K. If you don't need to overclock and want to save a few $$, go with the i5-3450. Faster CPU's are the i7...also much pricier.

Apps like Adobe Photoshop CS5 are CPU heavy (vs. GPU heavy by games). These apps also like nVidia cards (vs. Radeon).

Dave
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