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I plan on doing light video editing (home videos) and no gaming.

Please review the below and make any comments.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/st61

First time builder.

Thanks
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  1. Good luck with your first build!

    A couple of things stuck out in my eyes, but everything would definitely work together if you got those parts :)


    1. You definitely don't need 32GB of RAM... For what you are doing 8GB would probably be sufficient, and 16 would be more than enough.

    2. While the GTX 570 is solid, the new 6 series is even better.

    I personally would save myself some money on my RAM, and use the extra money on a 660 or 660 Ti
  2. itzdanielp said:
    Good luck with your first build!

    A couple of things stuck out in my eyes, but everything would definitely work together if you got those parts :)


    1. You definitely don't need 32GB of RAM... For what you are doing 8GB would probably be sufficient, and 16 would be more than enough.

    2. While the GTX 570 is solid, the new 6 series is even better.

    I personally would save myself some money on my RAM, and use the extra money on a 660 or 660 Ti


    DanielP - Thanks for the advice. I will follow!
  3. Come on, spending money on i7 just for home videos? What a waste. I think in your case i5 will do just fine:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.33 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($55.73 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $961.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 09:05 EST-0500)
  4. Perfect, now under $1K, I like it! Thanks
  5. Rethinking - Looking at pre-built Cyberpower....looks close and cheaper...

    *BASE_PRICE: [+849]
    BLUETOOTH: USB Bluetooth 2.0 Adapter [+10]
    CAS: * [$20 MIR on Gray Gun Metal Color Only!] Cooler Master Storm
    Scout II Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Carrying Handles (Black Color)
    CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLAC
    K COLOR)
    COOLANT: Standard Coolant
    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
    (All Venom OC Certified)
    CS_FAN: Default case fans
    FAN: Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-20]
    FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe E
    xpansion Card [+0]
    HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or M
    ajor Brand)
    MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3
    ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)
    MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Ca
    rtridge
    NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
    POWERSUPPLY: * 500 Watts - Corsair CX500 V2 80 Plus Certified Powe
    r Supply
    RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Date 12 Business Days
    SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME
    TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19]
    VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand
    Powered by AMD)
    _PRICE: (+858)
    _view_: {AEDE33A1-04EC-4895-9188-3E89914E42A2}
  6. 7750 close to 660 ti? not on my watch
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=647
  7. butremor - Thanks for the guidance, I added the 660, the price is just over $1K. Is it now close? any other guidance?

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
    HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Pro OC Certified)
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+147] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
  8. Are you gonna be overclocking? What's your budget?
  9. I plan on doing light video editing (home videos) and no gaming. Budget - something in the $1K range. I have an HP/Compaq now about six years old and the sound has failed so time to upgrade.
  10. Best answer
    I think PC like this will do for you

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($128.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $753.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 10:37 EST-0500)
  11. Best answer selected by GWB2012.
  12. Butremor - A tremendous help. Thank you. I am adding a wireless and removing Windows 7 (I have). Ready to pull the trigger. Has anything changed in the interim? The delay caused by making a living!

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