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$850 Intel CS6 and Sony Vegas build, need opinions

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September 13, 2012 8:01:23 PM

I'm trying to keep this build bellow $850 by matching Newegg prices at Fry's Electronics. So, Fry's needs to have the parts that are priced from Newegg. It has been difficult but I have this so far,

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo + RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: http://www.frys.com/product/6554753

And this checks out in the end after "hustling" to $847.92.

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September 13, 2012 9:30:43 PM

If you are on a tight budget, and want serious performance (rather than.. sort of dual-purpose..ish), in CS6/Vegas, forget overclocking. Spend the money on the best Ivybridge i7 your budget allows, H77 mobo, and a decent power Fermi card, like GTX570. That will REALLY run CS6 and Sony Vegas (Pro). In an ideal world, it would be nice to have hex-core graphics, but definitely outside your budget. I would suggest a Kepler card, but not as good for serious video work. There were initially, I believe, problems with Kepler, in Vegas. That may well, now, be resolved. This would be much better, for your STATED purpose.
You didn't mention power supply, you do want a decent one.
Cases are very personal. It has to be one you like the look of. There are, however, "better" choices, at that price.
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September 14, 2012 2:26:19 AM

I think I could get the i7-3820, and the ASRock H77 Pro4-M? And maybe the 012-P3-1570-AR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . And I could just mix that with parts I have now I suppose. such as my current case, PSU, and SSD+HDD+optics. Still will need newer RAM, mine is "really" crappy.
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September 14, 2012 2:44:16 AM

The i7-37xx, Ivybridge, would fit better with H77, but yes, would be better with the GTX570. Better all round performance. All depends, of course, how much you want to use CS6 to the max. That set-up would be brilliant with it. Just a question of whether you NEED it THAT good.
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September 14, 2012 2:49:13 AM

I open on average 100+ GB of pictures per day. Usually around 5000+ pics. So yeah, needed.
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September 14, 2012 10:35:25 AM

Definitely, more is always better, then. It would probably be worth spending an extra $50 or so on faster access storage, than that Hitachi. Something like Western Digital Caviar Black 6Gb/s 7200rpm.
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September 14, 2012 11:20:14 AM

veladem said:
I think I could get the i7-3820, and the ASRock H77 Pro4-M? And maybe the 012-P3-1570-AR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . And I could just mix that with parts I have now I suppose. such as my current case, PSU, and SSD+HDD+optics. Still will need newer RAM, mine is "really" crappy.


3820 is LGA 2011. It will not work with that motherboard. Plus, if you are choosing the 3570k, I personally wouldn't go for water-cooling since you can get at least 4.3-4.4 GHz on air while having acceptable temperatures. The following build I've set out for you includes the case you wanted. However, it doesn't have water-cooling but has the highly recommended CM 212 EVO. It also contains a decent sized SSD and GPU. Hope I've helped. ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Raidmax ATX-818WB MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($72.23 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $845.12
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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September 14, 2012 11:17:26 PM

Crap that was a 1155 . . . I'm really out of it right now, sorry bout that. If you look at my profile picture you can see I've gone through a little bit of trauma. Actually got hit by a car while riding my bicycle, great story.

Any-who, I can only shop at Fry's right now and I don't know all the stores they price match with however I do know NCIX is one they don't. I love the build I'm wondering how much it would be through Newegg and if Fry's in my area even has those parts. I'll be checking that out cause as I said before, I really like that build.
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September 15, 2012 12:43:07 AM

You should note that only certain nVidia graphics cards give full performance with some processes in CS6. As far as I'm aware there are no similar issues in Vegas.
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September 24, 2012 1:36:26 PM

Best answer selected by veladem.
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