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$1,300 PC for Gaming and Editing

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August 27, 2012 10:53:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 weeks

Budget Range: $1,300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD Video Editing, Gaming (Team Fortress 2 and other games at High-Ultra Settings)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes. I prefer a good contrast full 1080p.



Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I am traveling to a concert in Columbus here in 3 weeks, so I can defiantly get them from Microcenter if the prices are good. If not, wherever is fine as long as they are trustworthy.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Toledo, OH, USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel, NVIDIA or Redeon (If possible), Consair Vengeance RAM, Western Digital HDD.

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but down the road.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I know I can get the entire desktop that I want for around $1,500, but that doesn't include the OS and Monitor, but I am trying to see if I can get a really good editing and gaming PC for around $1,300 that will last a while. I understand it isn't the most to worth with, but it's worth a try. If not, I am open to suggestions! I am hoping for an SSD and HDD 7,200 RPM.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 27, 2012 11:11:40 PM

you can go even lower by using a non-modular power supply. it will save you 20-40 dollars
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August 27, 2012 11:39:57 PM

So, does the $1100 include the monitor. Because I had a solid build for you without the monitor for $1100...
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August 27, 2012 11:44:57 PM

If you have a build without a monitor, go ahead and show it :) 
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August 27, 2012 11:58:33 PM

LioAngelos said:
If you have a build without a monitor, go ahead and show it :) 

So it took me a while because I had to rebuild. I just noticed the brand preferences. So here is the best I got:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I really tried to get the 660-Ti on there, but decided to go for the 570 for 2 reasons: A) It was cheaper and B) Fermi is better suited for video editing and still a capable gaming force.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2012 12:10:04 AM

LioAngelos said:
If you have a build without a monitor, go ahead and show it :) 


look in my post. the top two links do not have monitors
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August 28, 2012 11:06:55 PM

I changed the max budget to $1,300. This needs to include a monitor as well.

@BigTroll: I am very thankful for your suggestions!
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August 29, 2012 4:06:25 AM

I made changes to the specific brands I prefer. Anymore suggestions?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 10:27:24 AM

lets see. big brands like asus and corsair dont alway have good value
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 4:43:07 PM

-_______- the most bang for the buck boards come from gigabyte and other smaller brands that offer great stuff but arent expensive
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August 29, 2012 5:14:38 PM

TheBigTroll said:
-_______- the most bang for the buck boards come from gigabyte and other smaller brands that offer great stuff but arent expensive

Gigabyate? Hardly. Seagate, ASRock, Crucial, G. Skill are some of the brands that typically offer quality bang for the buck components. Asus too, depending on the product, though some of their stuff does have premiums. Gigabyte's Mobo's typically cost more than Asus and offer less. Can't speak for their customer service though.

Not saying Gigabyte is a bad brand, just their prices could be lower.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2012 5:20:34 PM

uh no. the ud5h board has about the same features as the asus deluxe board minus the software. gigabyte doesnt have great customer support but you are getting a lower price compared to asus. asus has more software for the price point. gigabyte has more hardware for the price point. pretty much wraps it up

seagate,crucial and gskill are great value companys as well. i just listed the one that was most convenient
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