Gaming/Editing PC

My Macbook Pro isn't cutting it for editing HD videos from a Hauppauge HD PVR in iMovie. It runs really loud and hot when I'm importing and exporting videos, and it takes several hours for each. So since I was in the process of selecting parts for a gaming PC, I thought it would be a good idea to see if I could also get parts that would make my editing process go faster. Can I get any help? This is what I have picked out, but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Do I need more RAM or something? Would that make things run more smoothly? And is the CPU a good one for editing? I can get a good price on it at Micro Center, and it's in my price range.
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  1. I think your build is great for your usage. I'm not sure with the ram, but if your not with that hardcore editing, you'll be fime with 8gb. 3570k would be better for gaming but since your with other usage also, You can have that i7. But if I were you, if I don't go with serious editing and stuffs, I would just go with a 3570k and then upgrade that gpu or get a better case.
  2. Go for 3570k and a HD7970! this combination can handle enormous amount of video editing and Ultra high resolution gaming.

    - Also 8GB Ram memory is enough for video editing and gaming untill some new OS is launched

    Here is my suggestion
  3. i would recommend 16gb for ram, and maybe a asus 660 ti :)
    if you got a little bit more then take a 670 :P
  4. i would recommend 16gb for ram, and maybe a asus 660 ti :)
    if you got a little bit more then take a 670 :P
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1044.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 09:44 EST-0500)

    - Low Profile Ram avoiding the cpu cooler heatsink.
    - Better Case.
    - Better SSD.
    - Slightly Cheaper.
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