First Build Advice

These are some parts I picked out from newegg:

Processor - Intel core i7 2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4ghz

Ram-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16 GB DDR3 (2x8 GB)

Cpu cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Case - Cooler Master Haf 912

Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77

DVD Burner - Asus 24x DVD Burner

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 7200 rpm

Power Supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series Cmpsu-650TX 650 W

Graphics Card - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 TI (Fermi)

Monitor - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" Full 1080p

Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Price:$1,259.89

So those are the parts but I wasn't sure if some of the parts made the case unbalance or couldn't handle the other parts. I would mainly use the computer to video edit, render, play minecraft, tf2, record with fraps, and maybe a little cod. So if you could, can you please give me some suggestions or tips on how to improve the build. Thanks!
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  1. O btw it has to be below $1300 thanks again!
  2. Hold on, I'm still trying to figure out how you got $1,259 total from this kind of build.
    You can do alot better and alot cheaper. Give me a sec.

    Any site preference? Also, are you open to overclocking?

    Here's a build I cooked up assuming your video rendering is heavy enough to make use of an i7, and you are considering OC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.62 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.47 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1246.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you think you have no use for hyper-threading, and you don't need/want to overclock, please say so and I can make a better build for that.
  3. ^You forgot to account for the monitor. :P

    Also, if his video rendering is intensive enough to have the need for an i7 hyperthreading, 16gb of RAM would be in order.
  4. I have a couple questions:
    Which is the better build LOL?
    Are amd gpus better then nvidia cuz my friends kept on telling me to get an nvidia gpu?
  5. Both builds are great, just pick one that you think will serve you better.

    Your friends are probably just jumping on the Nvidia bandwagon and have no actual knowledge of present GPU performance, prices, and benchmarks.

    To answer your question, AMD and Nvidia are both great companies and they both dominate the GPU market.
    As of this moment though, AMD cards are a step ahead on price vs performance, mostly due to the fact that Nvidia is too stubborn to give price cuts or something.
  6. what's the difference between microsoft windows 7 home premium and microsoft windows 7 home premium sp1 and microsoft windows 7 upgrade?
  7. I don't believe there's a difference between the first two since SP1 is the default service pack given on most retail/OEM installs.

    Windows 7 Upgrade lets you upgrade from your current Windows XP or Vista OS.
    There's a bit of some downside to it though.

    http://news.cnet.com/windows-7-upgrade-dos-and-don-ts
  8. If some apps require some CUDA cores, go nVidia. Otherwise, AMD for the reasons stated above.

    Is editing/rendering just a hobby? A serious one or do you do it for a living?
  9. Well rite now it would be a hobby but im hoping to use editing/rendering for utube
  10. can you also make me a build for around 1k incase I cant reach the 1300 plz?
  11. Okay, that's gonna be a little hard squeezing in an i7.
    Please answer my question from previous posts- Is your video rendering really heavy and intensive to the point that an i7 would help a lot?
  12. uhhh well I'm only buying a new comp to make utube vids such as minecraft so Ill edit and render the vid but i barely know how to do it. I was guna learn wen i get a new comp because the one i have rite now is too slow and old. So i'm not really sure so sorry if it didn't help
  13. uhh can the parts also only be from newegg
  14. Okay, here you go

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1261.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    I'd like to point out though that you'll save around $90 if you buy some parts on other stores. Especially the CPU, $50 difference on Microcenter.

    Click the "Price breakdown by merchant" and see. :)
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