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January 23, 2013 9:10:50 PM

I have a budget of 1300.00 not including a 50.00 giftcard and I have come up with the following build. The pc will be used for gaming/video editing and any comments are helpful. :) 

case: Cooler master haf 912

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

dvd : LG 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu: Gigabyte GeForce 660 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


memory: 16gb GSkill 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: Gigabyte Ga-Z77x-D3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu: i7-3770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Zalman 92mm 2 ball cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hard drive: 1.5tb WD Caviar Green
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd: Crucial 128gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

os: windows 7 home 64bit

thanks for taking a look :hello: 


January 23, 2013 9:20:48 PM

How much video editing are you going to do? Just like Youtube videos or are you going full out production (Adobe Premiere / Sony Vegas) ?
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January 23, 2013 9:21:34 PM

Im looking mostly at you tube videos
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January 23, 2013 9:21:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1213.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 18:16 EST-0500)

The 7950 will outperform the 660. There is no need for the i7 and 16gb RAM for primarily a gaming rig depending on the extent of you video editing. The gigabyte board you chose is good. I preferably like the Extreme 4. The Barracuda 2TB is better than the WD Green models for the same price. The 212 EVO is a great cooler for the price. The HAF 912 doesn't have front USB 3.0 ports. You may wish to utilize this in the future so that is why I went with the 300R from Corsair.

EDIT: My video question was answered, go with the i5.
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January 23, 2013 9:22:44 PM

Really good build a hardcore gaming and same question This pc so far is just a full gaming pc and might not work with good editing as mentioned ^^
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January 23, 2013 9:25:02 PM

cball1311 that's exactly what i was going to say with the GPU as i have a 7950 2GB and it is very powerfull and the gb Ram yeah for gaming 16gb is way too much
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January 23, 2013 9:35:58 PM

First thanks for all these suggestions gives me something to think about, and I would like to have the ability to use programs such as sony vegas should I choose too. The i5 3570k was my original choice but would the i7 be better with programs such as sony vegas?
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January 23, 2013 10:20:44 PM

kingblood69 said:
Im looking mostly at you tube videos


OK then I'd go with something similar to cball's build. You don't need a 3770K and 16GB of RAM to edit Youtube videos.:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1328.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 19:20 EST-0500)
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January 23, 2013 10:26:44 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1117.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 19:26 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1184.17
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $6.99
Total: $1151.16

looks good.




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January 23, 2013 11:09:31 PM

So 16gb ram would be considered overkill for this build I may back it down to 8gb as suggested.
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January 23, 2013 11:17:20 PM

not overkill, but a waste if u dont do mad multitasking and big video editing.

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January 24, 2013 12:11:40 AM

g-unit1111 said:
OK then I'd go with something similar to cball's build. You don't need a 3770K and 16GB of RAM to edit Youtube videos.:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($374.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1328.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 19:20 EST-0500)




I dig the card in this build
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January 24, 2013 12:18:14 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1179.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 21:17 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1273.17
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Total: $1213.17

than :) 

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January 24, 2013 1:05:12 AM

I still think the 7950 would be a better choice as it is comparable to the 670 in most games and is much cheaper. IMO.
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January 24, 2013 1:47:51 AM

cball1311 said:
I still think the 7950 would be a better choice as it is comparable to the 670 in most games and is much cheaper. IMO.


No the 670 and 7970 (standard, non GHz edition) are comparable. The 660TI and 7950 are about on the same page.
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January 24, 2013 1:49:17 AM

except u forgot the 7950 overclocks to 7970 levels and somethimes beyond so that passage is incorrect.

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January 24, 2013 1:56:03 AM

iceclock said:
except u forgot the 7950 overclocks to 7970 levels and somethimes beyond so that passage is incorrect.


I'm just going by standard, non overclock benchmarks. In which case it's still accurate.
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January 24, 2013 1:57:27 AM

yes i agree non overclocked 7950=gtx660ti. but overclocked is a different case. for some reason the 7950 is a wild overclocker and the 600 series doesnt do crazy ocs.

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