My build gaming and video editing

Ok I'm new to all of this I'm about to build my first computer. I would have bought a prebuilt computer, but my friends told me not to because they charge to much so I'm building one. Now I did all my research and I'm pretty sure I got everything down on how to put together my computer the only thing is the parts I have thought I should get. I think these are good parts for what I'm mostly Going to do which is going to be gaming(skyrim, mw3, crysis 1 and 2) and other games that require a good system I am wanting to play all these at there maximum peak with the parts I got, also is video editing now I'm going to deal most of the time with Sony Vegas 10 and fraps and 3D work but not all the time gaming and video editing is all balanced out I'm going to be using these all the time now I'm going to list all the parts I'm going to get for gaming and video editing and I want to see what you guys think about it now don't be afraid to tell my spec suck I'm cool with that and tell me if I need different parts here I go

Chasis: nzxt switch 810 full tower (white)
Motherboard: asus maximus v extreme
CPU: intel core i5 2500k quad core with CPU cooler thermaltake water 2.0 extreme all in one liquid cooling
GPU: one nvidia/evga GeForce gtx 680 FTW no sli I know but money is a little tight for me but if I need to waste more to get better parts then I'll do it
RAM/Memory: corsair vengeance 32gb ddr3 1600mhz quad channel I did my research and should be able to use these with my mobo and I know some might say overkill but I want to future proof my system
Power supply: thermaltake 1350W power supply lol I know overkill again but future proof ready
Storage: 3 western digital 2 tb sata III 7200 RPM 64mb cache bulk that's all for storage and 1 ssd Samsung 830 series 2.5 256gb sata III mlc now that's for my os and other important things like games if want it to boot it faster

Now I that's all the parts I'm going to get and some other various things but those are the important one. I want your opinion on this build remember gaming and video editing all balanced out I'm going to use those things all the time now post feedback thank you
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  1. Decent parts list, but you're overspending in some areas and under-spending in others. I'll come back with a parts list for you :)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ CompUSA)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ CompUSA)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($392.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($65.17 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1395.11
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-07 21:21 EDT-0400)

    I feel this is the best price/performance at the moment. However, please tell me if this is over your budget :) I chose components which I felt would best suit your needs, however, did not know of a budget so I kept it under $1500 for now :)
  3. Madrad22 said:
    I want to keep it under 4000

    Does that include everything? OS and monitor?
  4. I want to keep it under 4000
  5. Mocchan's idea is a bit better than yours, but we really need a budget to work with.

    Set a budget.

    Is a quiet PC a priority?

    Are you in the US?

    What monitor are you using? Resolution?
  6. Yes I live In the us and yes that includes os but the moniter I chose was the samsung s23a950d
  7. Really not how I would go about it then. That monitor seems to be problematic in 3D, and since you are getting an Nvidia GPU you are going to have better options.

    Here's a newegg parts list. It's going to be a lot different from what you have listed... perhaps I will do two lists and you can compare prices and decide.

    Fractal Design Define XL Titanium Grey w/ USB 3.0 ATX Full Tower Silent PC Computer Case
    You still haven't said, but every video editor I have helped in the past wanted a quiet PC as a priority. This case will help with that, while supplying enough space for many HDDs.
    2x Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Workstation grade HDDs. Quiet and durable.
    ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2 ms (Gray to gray) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor
    A larger, more Nvidia 3D oriented monitor. Comes with glasses I think. I get that you like the looks of the Samsung, but I think you have to look beyond the surface here.
    EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
    Very highly clocked but well cooled. You do not need more than 2GB I think.
    NVIDIA Gift - Borderlands2 Free Game Coupon
    CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...
    All the PSU you will need. Will cover the second GPU and any accessories.
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 994072
    It's overkill, but the speed and voltage of this kit indicates that it should be very friendly to overclocking and easier on the CPU.
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    A very quiet air cooler. The water cooling you were looking at will not compete.
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
    Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
    This is a stronger CPU for your uses. It ALSO supports more memory and more PCI-E lanes. Obviously, it costs more.
    ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
    A lot of board, but then you are already prepared to throw quite a bit of money around here.

    TOTAL: $3,333.04 (That's shipped to me, for an example. I have a script that does all this)

    And just so you see what I'm talking about:,3181-16.html

    Vegas likes lots of cores, so the 6 cores of the 3930K will give you better performance than the 3770K, and results should be comparable to that graph.

    Now, on a lower budget:

    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    2x Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2 ms (Gray to gray) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor
    GIGABYTE GV-N680WF3-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 994072
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $15.00
    TOTAL: $2,755.05
  8. Hmm do I really need the 3930k I mean yes Vegas needs it but isn't the 2500k good enough I mean don't get me wrong all the things you are good and low on price but just wondering
  9. That's up to you. The i5 is a budget CPU, and it makes absolutely no sense to be buying that very high end MB you listed and putting an i5 in it. The CPU is by far the most important purchase in the build for video editing. That motherboard isn't going to do much for you.

    If you want to build a $1400 gaming rig, then that's fine by me. We can do that with an i5 easily. An i5 in the build you seem to want is just way out of balance.

    You say you will be using Vegas and 3D programs "all the time now" so I have to take that to mean you need a machine that will handle heavy workloads well. That first build is the kind of thing a professional needs.

    If your video editing and such is more casual than that, the second build I listed is just about right.
  10. What about the i7 2600k with the hyperthreading isn't that perfect for Sony Vegas and regular gaming like crysis and bf3 and I'm not doing 3d work all the time just sometimes this is heavily based on gaming and Sony Vegas based programs
  11. The 3770K I listed in the second build is just like the 2600K only faster, and costs about the same. The i7 2600K is the last generation, not the current one.

    If you are an extreme overclocker, then the 2600K (or the newer 2700K) is a better choice because it overclocks better... but it is not until you overclock quite a ways that it beats the mildly overclocked 3770K.

    Are you mistaking this for the price of the processor?
    That is a bundled deal with the cooler.
  12. Ok I decided to take out my mobo, the cooler, and the CPU change them to mobo asus p8z77 pro with nh-c14 air cooler with intel i7 3770k now that should be good enough for gaming and sony Vegas and casual use
  13. OK.

    I can't see any reason for your power supply choice though. A fully loaded system with two GTX 680s in SLI will draw 550W while gaming.
    That is from the wall. The actual load on the PSU will be less.

    Now, factoring in heavy overclocks and any other hardware, and an 850W still covers it all.

    Still, if you are insecure about this and feel the need to throw money at it, fine. But you are spending too much there. be aware that the 1350W PSU you are looking at only delivers 1200W of 12V power, is not fully modular, and costs quite a bit.

    You can get a 1250W PSU that delivers more 12V power, is fully modular, and costs less:
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