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$1500 video editing/3d workstation build

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December 2, 2012 10:45:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/qDkM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0534 22.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Other: Powercolor Radeon HD7950 PCS+ 3GB Boost ($309.00)
Total: $1564.00

Budget Range: $1400-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, after effects, 3ds max, gaming, watching movies, internet brosing

Buying a monitor: Yes

Need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pccasegear.com, mwave.com.au

Location: Gold coast, QLD, Australia

Parts Preferences: intel cpu

Overclocking: Not straight away but would like to be able to in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Again. not straight away but would like to be able to do so in the futute

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like to keep the price as low as possible, will be setting up dual monitors in the near future (both 1920x1080), need help reducing cost/improving performance :bounce: 
December 11, 2012 2:35:59 AM

Here, I changed up a few things to help save you some cash...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1384.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 15:37 EST+1100)

If you plan on working with Adobe, I would suggest you switch out the GPU for a GTX 670. If your budget can handle it, I'd also recommend you grab the 256gb version of the SSD in this build.
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