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New build, $1,200 max, HD video editing, gaming, ect

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October 31, 2012 8:30:55 PM

i haven't picked out anything yet and am open to suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: next 2 weeks

Budget Range: $1,000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD video editing, gaming, light photoshop, internet, blu-ray burning

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: usually Newegg and Tiger Direct, but I’ll buy wherever needed

Location: Northeast Florida

Parts Preferences: prefer WD hard drives, but am open to other options.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 x 2

Additional Comments: Need to edit HD home movies to burn to blu-ray. Need blu-ray burner, 2 separate hard drives, one about 250 gb for the OS and my work applications (done via remote connect), and another 2+ tb drive for the movies, photo’s, music , ect. Indifferent about SSD, I don’t have a big need to have my cpu boot too fast. Some gaming, mainly NBA 2k13, the new SimCity this spring, maybe some Call of Duty. Keeping the computer cool is a must, it will be running all day as my workstation. This will be my first pc build though I do have experienced help if needed. May look to go crossfire or SLI down the road. I use a 22” and 24” monitors now, would like to add another 24” down the road, but not a necessity.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: need a desktop pc for home and work functions.
November 1, 2012 1:18:04 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.22 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1232.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

$30 over budget, if 1200 is just the highest you can go, switch the 670 for a 7870.

also Nvidia vs AMD, you need to know what kind of work/programs you will be using.

see if it uses Cuda or opencl. if it supports Cuda then Nvidia, and opencl is AMD
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November 1, 2012 1:49:59 AM

If you have an extra buck, go for two SSDs
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November 1, 2012 12:33:07 PM

Would I need to go bigger on the SSD to make sure I can install my video editing program (Sony Vegas) on it and put the videos that I am currently editing on there? If so I would stick with the Samsung I assume.

Also will that power supply allow me to add a second video card? Thanks for your help!
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November 1, 2012 4:17:59 PM

if you need a bigger SSD, go for the 256GB samsung 830, do not record videos on the SSD only download the programs on the SSD.

if you put the recorded videos on the SSD it will fill up so fast it will pretty much be pointless. by only having the program(sony vegas) on the SSD it will boot up faster and have less time editing the video.
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