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.
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.
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!
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.