This is my first time ever using pcpartpicker.com. I really enjoyed giving this a go, but I know I am no "pro" builder..just thought it would be fun to see what I could build for $600. I realize I didn't find a case..or OS..but I think I can get those pretty cheap..
Anyways, thoughts. I wanted to keep it close to or less than $600. My plan is to build this next month and it is to play games on ultra settings and do video editing with vegas pro. Thanks for looking.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($96.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
You don't need the aftermarket cooling because you can't overclock with that motherboard or CPU, so stick with stock cooling. 2TB is an overkill right now, stick with 1TB and throw the extra cash into the GPU. I got the case and OS in the build as well.