Video Editing / Gaming Rig - Need Some Expert Opinion:

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Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing / Gaming / After FX

Are you buying a monitor: Not right now.

Already have Windows 7

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg (Parts Below):

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 2.5GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1639.90

Overclocking: wasnt really planning on it

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

My Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments:

I apologize. I am a Tom's Hardware newb, and posted this in the wrong forum. I am finally making the transition once again, and ditching MAC to build a new rig that I will use for both gaming and video editing. I'm a video professional, so having a rig that can handle video encoding, as well has playing back / editing highly compressed footage is important. Especially since I use a 5Dmk3.

However, I also love gaming, and play a *** ton of DayZ, BF3, and many other titles. So, here is what I am looking to buy, which puts me at about $1700.00

Ideally, in the future, i may add in another Hitachi 7200 HDD and RAID 0 the config.

I already have Windows 7 Pro, and a decent monitor.
Is this overkill? My budget is a strict $1700. And this is still better than dropping $3500 on the new Retina MBP. Which puts me at ease. I could use the 6 cores plus HT to have better performance in handling CS6 and video encoding. (And some After FX or any other 64-Bit enabled programs). I figured with the Asus MOBO and Intel CPU, this sucker would be pretty future proof too.



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  1. Here you go.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($437.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1394.41
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 03:43 EDT-0400)
  2. Thank you. I will explore this.
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