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Gaming/ Video editing Build for Friend $1100

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July 29, 2012 1:49:36 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $1100 Max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing/ Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything in the U.S.

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This computer is for a friend that makes YouTube videos, primarily PC games with some consololol. He usually uploads 2-4 videos a day so I'm assuming that a i7 will be a must for this build unless you can argue that a i5 will suffice. Also not sure if this matters but he uses Sony Vegas Pro 11 for his video editing so I'm guessing that a Radeon card will be the way to go because of open CL, I think.
a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 2:56:07 AM

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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1079.55
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 23:02 EDT-0400)
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July 29, 2012 3:03:58 AM

Out of curiosity would it be better to go with a 2600k with a better cooler and get a higher OC?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 3:19:38 AM

Well that is a debate i don't know the answer to some say

go with ivy bridge. it offers more performance per clock than sand-bridge though you can get better clocks with SB. as long as you have good cooling, it wouldnt really matter until you reach very high clocks
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 3:29:54 AM

here is a build with the 2600k PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1059.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 23:29 EDT-0400)
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July 29, 2012 4:29:28 AM

Thank you for the help on this build. I going to go with the 2600k as I just got done taking to him and a brought up the fact that Haswell is the next release. And how it's going to show the large performance per clock over IB.
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July 29, 2012 4:29:45 AM

Best answer selected by austinwillis81.
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July 29, 2012 5:50:57 AM

Windows 7 professionial is on sale (just for this weekend! July 28th and July 29th) you get $20 off with this promo code "EMCYTZT1967" All you have to do is subsribe to neweggs e-Blast deals (with the promo code it's only $20 more than home premium.

Motherboard $15 cheaper than one above and is still a great quality motherboard.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5-3570k (The i7 is really overkill and kind of expensive about $110 more and the only difference is hypertheading and a bigger L3 cache your friend should be fine with a i5 you will only see a real difference if you have over 8 different applications running at the same time and it save you some money for some other items. You can always overclock too, to about 4.0Ghz you should be stable)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that extra money you now saved you can now add a SSD that you can put your OS and some applications/games on so you now have a fast responsive system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


List form-

CPU: i5-3570K $215 with promo "BTS504" ($230 without)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: $35 Hyper 212 EVO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: $41 with promo "EMCNCHD46" ($45.99 without) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: $65 after rebate ($80 before) Corsair Force GT Series- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: $90 Seagate Barracuda- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: $280 after mail in rebate ($300 without) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply: $60 with promo "XFXPS550" plus you get a $10 rebate on top of it! ($75 without) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: $21 Sony- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057FRTPW/?tag=pcpapi-20

Operating System: $120 with promo "EMCYTZT1967" ($140 without promo) Windows 7 Professional- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1096 without useing any rebates or promo codes ($1017 useing every single rebate promo code and discount possible) add about $10-$20 for any shipping I forgot about.

Total may or may not be correct as prices change frequently as do the promo codes, so you might want to buy fast.

I hope you are happy I spent over 3 hours researching deals for you buddy :) 
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July 29, 2012 6:00:51 AM

Thank you for your your response Pwned. But we decided on a 2600k, as hyper threading is useful when it comes to video rendering and for him time is money. And that he will upgrade to Haswell next year.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 6:13:02 AM

austinwillis81 said:
Thank you for the help on this build. I going to go with the 2600k as I just got done taking to him and a brought up the fact that Haswell is the next release. And how it's going to show the large performance per clock over IB.
No problem your very welcome!And i am hoping they get it right with Haswell personally i have IB and SB and honestly i prefer SB over ivy ;)  but for whatever reason most on this forum recommend ivy.
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July 29, 2012 6:28:28 AM

bigcyco1 said:
No problem your very welcome!And i am hoping they get it right with Haswell personally i have IB and SB and honestly i prefer SB over ivy ;)  but for whatever reason most on this forum recommend ivy.


Gotta make your e-peen as big as possible :)  lol
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a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2012 6:33:28 AM

austinwillis81 said:
Gotta make your e-peen as big as possible :)  lol
:lol: 
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July 29, 2012 3:42:00 PM

austinwillis81 said:
Thank you for your your response Pwned. But we decided on a 2600k, as hyper threading is useful when it comes to video rendering and for him time is money. And that he will upgrade to Haswell next year.


Ok sounds good to me, after all it is your build :) 
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