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I am attempting to build my first PC ever for my Dad. He likes to surf the internet and do some home video editing. I have done some research on the parts. However, before I make the purchase, I was wondering if a few people would kindly review my list for any incompatible parts or issues. Here is the parts list:

1 Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
1 Intel BOXDZ68DB ATX Intel Motherboard
2 Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory
1 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W High Performance Power Supply
1 LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90
1 EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card
1 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
1 Logitech MK120 Black Wired Desktop (mouse and keyboard)
1 AOC 919Vwa Piano-black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
1 COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP Blue LED Case Fan

I am going to use Windows 7 Home Premium operating system because my dad is used to Windows. So, any comments or suggestions regarding this build would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!!

Laurie
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    Abit more ram for video editing(2×8gb) to be safe,otherwise it's very well done.
  2. Well... im not sure if the video editor he uses supports CUDA but if it does you should definetly switch to a AMD FX CPU and upgrade the graphics card.It will use more power but it will also be a lot faster.

    Buy this CPU ASAP
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

    Buy this motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

    And with the saved money buy this graphicsa card.
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX480-Graphics-015-P3-1480-KR/dp/B004EHWMP6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346746627&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+480


    The CPU i listed above is only a little bit faster than the 2500K in video editing but the graphics card i linked is 2-3 times more powerfull.
  3. The i5 will work fine,and if more cores are necessary an i7 destroys Bulldozer performance wise. Graphics acceleration isnt pronounced in most software,especially with a gaming card.
  4. I can't see why you'd need a GTX 550 Ti if your dad is only going to be surfing the net, but that's up to you. Think you could save a bit more money on the PSU as well.

    -SublimeOrange
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