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[New Build] HD video editing and gaming around 1500

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August 2, 2012 3:37:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: 1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD Video Editing,Gaming,Watching Movies,Surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any trustworthy websites.

Location: Bayonne, New Jersey

Parts Preferences: intel cpu, nvidia gpu

Overclocking: Yes, when i learn how.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Using premiere cs5.5 for video editing, planning on playing Battlefield 3 and Skyrim

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my 6yr old laptop cannot handle HD video editing

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a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 4:22:37 AM

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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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GTX 670 2GB

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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

or...

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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

or...

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

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ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor

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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO

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ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI
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a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 4:24:55 AM

Here, try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1408.98
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-02 00:23 EDT-0400)

Everything you need for hd video editing and gaming is there. If you can, I'd recommend upgrading the RAM to 16gb for video editing. I tried to leave some room for your monitor as well. Depending on the size you want, you can get one of those for around $150-200.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 4:59:32 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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1669.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-02 00:58 EDT-0400)
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August 9, 2012 3:17:07 AM

Best answer selected by brandonpineda03.
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