Budget video editing/ light gaming pc advice

Greetings! I have started getting into editing my HD action sport videos into short (2-10 minute) edits. I'm tired of having my videos look like crap so I decided to build up my first pc because my current laptop will not allow me to run a decent video editor lol.

Approximate Purchase Date: Some time late December/Early January

Budget Range: $2000 ( I was thinking 1000 ish for hardware then 1000 for the OS, software and a monitor)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing (sony Vegas and adobe premier), light gaming (sims, counter strike), photo editing.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon... ect

Country: united states

Parts Preferences: Must be upgrade-able for the future, 16gb ram, duel monitors (eventually)

Overclocking: in the future

Monitor Resolution: Not entirely sure yet

Additional Comments: Nothing fancy just wanting a basic set up that i can expand upon as experience and budget allow.


Thank you so much for your help!
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  1. wow thats alot cheaper then i was expecting!

    I would much rather pay more up front and get good solid components. Ive done a bit of researching and I think i would like to go with the:

    Intel Core i7-3770K for the cpu (or would the non k be better?).

    G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) for the ram... just really confused on the rest of the components
  2. Either the K (with an unlocked multiplier for overclocking) or non K will work fine. You'll need an aftermarket cooler to overclock, and Intel voids the warranty if your cpu dies while overclocking, but you can also purchase insurance for it: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/01/19/intel-introduces-overclocking-insurance/. Don't see the 3570k on the insurance list (it's an old article), but it may be available. I've used many of the other brands on the list; the board I selected is for non K cpus; you'll need a z77 chipset board to overclock. You asked for a basic system for light gaming, etc. so my recommendations are based on your system usage.
  3. Ok, Thank you very much for your replys. My main concern is editing HD video. At the moment my system will only allow me to start with 30-40 minutes of raw data and condescending them down to 5-10 minute videos max. I want to be sure what ever i build will not be so limited.

    If im not overclocking off the bat then a after market cooler wont be needed?

    I have found a few different builds, could you possible tell me the pros and cons of one vs the other?

    1) http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/n4yW

    2)http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m2EP

    3)http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fvPv
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