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December 6, 2012 8:32:13 PM

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!
a b B Homebuilt system
December 6, 2012 10:25:55 PM
December 7, 2012 3:54:03 PM

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



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a b B Homebuilt system
December 7, 2012 5:49:37 PM

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-over.... 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.
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December 8, 2012 5:46:45 AM

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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