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January 2, 2013 7:17:35 AM

I'm building a system for a friend.. He doesn't want to spend very much money, but I'm not sure where to spend more money
The main usage of the system will be Photo and Video editting. Not very much rendering and stuff, but just the basics of it I guess. (they now do it on a very, very slow pc and it still works.. but just too slow)

Now where do I need to put more or less money? GPU or CPU? Maybe even more RAM?

This is what I have so far:

MB ASUS P8Z77-V LX2 €98,9
CPU Intel® Core™ i5-3470 €182,9
RAM G.Skill 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit €44,99
GPU XFX HD7770 Double Dissipation €112,9
PSU Corsair 430CX €41,49
CASE Sharkoon REX3 Economy Edition €34,99
HDD HGST HUA722010CLA331 €59,9
SSD ADATA AS510S3-120GM-C €96,9
DVD LG GH24NS70 €16,99

Total €689,96

The links lead to the shop I'm going to buy it. And give actual prizes for my country.
Any suggestions would be great!

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January 2, 2013 7:49:26 AM

It looks great as far as i can see, and the stock Intel cooler should suffice for his needs. (:
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January 2, 2013 9:10:26 AM

This is better one, has an i7, 180GB SSD

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vsqR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vsqR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vsqR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.05 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.57 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£98.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£86.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £671.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 11:10 GMT+0000)
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January 2, 2013 9:47:21 AM

@camohanna
I live in the Netherlands, we use Euro's. You selected a list of parts in GBP. Which comes to an amount of 823.02 euro's. That is out of my price range.

any suggestions where I can save money, or have to spend more money?
Maybe drop the GPU and go for a more powerfull processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics? I don't really know if video-editting uses more CPU or GPU?
January 2, 2013 11:04:04 AM

I think that build looks good to me, very balanced. You could even consider dropping back to a Core i3 for less power consumption and they are a little cheaper but it does depend on what level of editing we are talking about because I would say that Photo editing shouldn't be too resource intensive but video can be and it does like to chew up processor time.
January 2, 2013 12:07:25 PM

I personally think i3 would be too weak.
I'll discuss this build with my friend later, and I'll let you hear what he thinks about it.. thanks so far
January 8, 2013 8:13:43 PM

MB ASUS P8Z77-V LX 109,9
CPU - Intel® Core™ i5-3470 182,9
RAM - Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit 39,99
GPU - XFX HD7770 Double Dissipation 114,9
PSU - Corsair 430CX 41,49
CASE - Sharkoon REX3 Economy Edition 34,99
HDD - HGST HUA722010CLA331 59,9
SSD - ADATA AS510S3-120GM-C 99,9
DVD - LG GH24NS70 16,99


Final build I ordered

(Sorry for the allignment.. It's copy-pasted from excel)
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