New build for photo/video/gaming $900-$1000

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: (e.g.: $900-$1000) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Phot/video editing, gaming)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes/maybe


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, amazon -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: Philadelphia/south jersey region

Overclocking: No/Maybe in future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I have done a little research and put together a couple ideas for what I want. If you guys could take a look and tell me if they make sense or offer suggestions that would be awesome. Also let me know if I am missing anything. I really appreciate the feedback.


Reason: Old laptop broke. Need a new computer and want to get the most bang for my buck.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Motherboard:
Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502
or
LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128554

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($45.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" -Bare Drive ($86.77 @ Amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DMFAJ2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($69.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227737

Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support (269.99 @ Newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
or
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI (244.99 @ newegg)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

Case: Suggestions?

Power Supply: Suggestions?

Optical Drive: Suggestions?

Monitor:
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7, not sure which one.

Thanks for the help.
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  1. mrwalrus88 said:


    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Motherboard:
    As Rock Z77 Extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Hard Drive:
    Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" -Bare Drive ($86.77 @ Amazon)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DMFAJ2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227737

    Video Card:
    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI (244.99 @ newegg)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604


    Case: user preference, I am an Antec Fan boy

    Power Supply: Corsair TX650 (99.99 @ amazon or something)


    Optical Drive: Regular 20 Dollar DVD rom drive
    Monitor:
    Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit


    Things I add are bolded
  2. Shockattackr said:
    Things I add are bolded


    Thanks for the advice. Just wondering the reasoning behind choosing the EVGA 560 over the 570 and the different motherboard. Is it cost/quality/etc?

    Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
  3. ivy bridge only compatible with z77 I believe z68 is for sandy bridge and the 3570k is ivy. The 560 is 40 bucks cheaper after the rebates may be his reasoning.
  4. Reasoning on the Motherboard is that your putting a New Processor in a Sandy Bridge Motherboard, If your going with the latest processor may as well go new motherboard, and the 560 TI is a great card, it plays most games on ultra or highest settings
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