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Need a pc for video editing. Budget $950

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October 3, 2012 4:40:54 AM

Hey guys im new here and i want to see if anyone out there can help me out with a new build pc. in fact i just signed up so i could ask because to tell you the truth i dont know very much about how to get a good pc.

So i want to build a good video editing PC

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible. If i can get it by the end of this week that would be fantastic.

Budget Range: $500-$950 after rebates and after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MAINLY FOR VIDEO EDITING. I will be using Sony Vegas Pro 11, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and all different kinds of editing software. Least is just the regular Ect. web usage

Are you buying a monitor: Yes im looking to buy both a pc and monitor with the budget i have provided above.

Parts to Upgrade: i honestly dont know what would need to be upgraded for a vedeo editing pc

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: El Paso, TX U.S.

Parts Preferences: Dont mind. as long as its gonna do my work

Overclocking: if this means "will i use it a lot" probably

SLI or Crossfire: dont know what this is

Your Monitor Resolution: dont really mind i want to focus more on pc

Additional Comments: bling like lights and windows i would like t but if not possible then no. Softwares are listed above in "system Usage".

- i used to edit on my old computer but the software's were very slow and lagged everytime i tried to make a video and it was just very annoying and frustrating so thats why i am trying to build a new one.

hope to get some responses. Thank You to all of you who help.
October 3, 2012 4:59:25 AM

Overclocking is when you make a component run faster than its intended frequency, produces extra heat, uses more power and can damage the component if done improperly or to extreme measures.
Crossfire/SLI is when you have multiple GPU's work in tandem for increased performance. At this budget and for what you are using the rig for, you don't have to worry about this.

A decent 1080p monitor will cost ~$200, so that leaves $750 for the actual rig.

CPU: AMD FX-8150. $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Controversial decision going with a Bulldozer, but at this price range an i7 is too expensive to consider.

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+. $133 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB (4x4GB) 1600mhz CL9 1.5v. $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Core 650W, 80+ Bronze non modular. $100 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Take the HDD out of your previous machine and use that as a raw data storage drive (so un-edited footage). Use this one for the OS, programs and a render output. Means that during rendering, you aren't writing data to and from the same drive, which slows things down by a fair bit.

GPU: HD7750. $110 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is to serve as little more than a video out. The CPU doesnt support integrated graphics. Should be able to get some gaming performance from it.

Case: Zalman Z9+. $60 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fairly nice case, surprised they sell these for a profit.

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24". $200 ($15 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total (before rebates and shipping, sorry): $963
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October 3, 2012 5:12:02 AM

Alright really appreciate ur help. thank you
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