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US$1200 VIDEO EDITING first time builder. Need some advice pls

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January 26, 2013 1:20:06 AM

Hi guys,

First time builder here.
I’m keen to build my own rig for video editing purposes with Adobe CS5.5. and maybe some games once in a while.

I’ve done quite a bit of research reading up on all sorts of forums and have come up with this build so far and would greatly appreciate everyone’s input. My budget is around US$1200 give or take US$100 either way. (without monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers)

MOBO – Asus P9X79 Pro

CPU – i7 3820

GPU – Asus GTX660ti DC2 2GD5
Or
Asus ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5
Or
Inno3d GTX660ti iChill 3GB GDDR5

RAM – Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB (4x4)
Or
G.Skill RipjawsZ f3-12800CL8Q 1600 16GB (4x4)

CHASSIS – NZXT Phantom (full tower)

COOLING – Corsair Hydro Series H100i

PSU - Corsair Gaming Series™ GS700 — 80 PLUS

This is what i am considering so far. I still haven’t decided on the HHD (ssd or not)

I’m not very familiar with this stuff so please be gentle..haha=D I think this may come in over budget so if there's anywhere you guys can see where i can cut costs, that would be very much appreciated.

Any and all comments and criticisms welcome!=D

Thanks in advance!
January 26, 2013 2:00:40 AM



I think this may be an option :) 


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zC4h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zC4h/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zC4h/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1237.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 22:59 EST-0500)



[take away SSD and you are in your price range... but do you want to take it away? :p ]
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January 27, 2013 1:38:47 AM

Thanks for your input!=D

I appreciate the option however i'm thinking to stick with an LGA 2011 mobo so as to be able to accommodate a hex core cpu down the line. And can i ask why you would go for the GTX 670 compared to the 660ti? Wouldn't the performance to cost value of the GTX660ti be preferred?

I'd preferably like to stick with my options of CPU, GPU and Mobo if possible unless there's a i7 3930k build that could fall under my budget.

Still doing alot of research. about a week till i'll buy the parts. Any additional input from everyone welcome!=D

THANKS COMMUNITY!!=D
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January 27, 2013 3:59:59 PM

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Thanks for your input!=D

I appreciate the option however i'm thinking to stick with an LGA 2011 mobo so as to be able to accommodate a hex core cpu down the line. And can i ask why you would go for the GTX 670 compared to the 660ti? Wouldn't the performance to cost value of the GTX660ti be preferred?

I'd preferably like to stick with my options of CPU, GPU and Mobo if possible unless there's a i7 3930k build that could fall under my budget.

Still doing alot of research. about a week till i'll buy the parts. Any additional input fro
THANKS COMMUNITY!!=D




I basically just gave you my opinion on the build. I went with just newer pieces basically, because they are a little "more advanced" in a way I know the cpu differs has better tweaks let's say. (Please don't. Put me under fire from what I just said, that is my opinion given on information I've seen around)

The gpu I put 670 becuz it fit into the budget that I built out. I usually like to go with radeon video cards, but since u had nvidia I just put the next up. You could got for 660ti no problems and save some money. For editing you don't need a super vid card just some mid/higher range prefered.

For the cooler go with noctua D14, save money and performs great.

A friend of mine has lga 2011 build like you and he's very happy. Like I said I was just suggesting 3rd gen for the newer tech they offer.

Gl with your build
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