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$1500 Editing/Casual Gaming PC!

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February 3, 2013 11:58:17 PM

Hey guys, ordering a $1500 build tonight.

It is mainly going to be used for editing large video files in Premiere, After Effects and Sony Vegas.

I don't need an OS, keyboard, or mouse. I do need a monitor.

I may do some light gaming on the side, but I'm talking just Call of Duty and Minecraft, so no need for any crazy graphics cards.

Thank you for any suggestions!

More about : 1500 editing casual gaming

a c 295 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 12:16:18 AM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ 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 ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($313.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1491.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 21:16 EST-0500)
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February 4, 2013 12:35:39 AM

Doesn't include a monitor, a 660 gtx will do, my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($65.66 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Other: Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Tower Case Black Pearl ($89.99)
Other: Patriot Viper 3 16GB 2X8GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 ($67.99)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB ($89.99)
Total: $1393.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The case, ram and hdd is from ncix.com usa, pcpartpicker isn't picking the parts from there.
The HDD : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&...
The Case : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1292
The ram : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76779&promoid=1292

It offers free shipping.
This list includes a large good ssd, a silent case, a good silent cooler, an ips monitor.
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a c 295 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 12:41:32 AM

djangoringo said:
Doesn't include a monitor, a 660 gtx will do, my suggestion :


Monitor is usually a personal preference thing - on video editing rigs it's a crucial piece which is why I generally leave that open ended.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($307.28 @ TigerDirect)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($165.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1275.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 21:40 EST-0500)

That Microcenter thing drives me crazy but yeah that saves you $300 - more than enough to get you a good high resolution display.
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February 4, 2013 12:48:49 AM

Made a build myself that I've kind of grown fond to. As you guys have said some of these things are personal preference, but do you see anything that I should change?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1422.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 21:48 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2013 12:53:28 AM

Get the 2TB hdd in ncix, i'd get the plextor ssd 256GB, it's better than the ocz vertex, ocz ssds have a high failure rate.
Also for casual gaming, a 660 gtx will do, get a larger ssd.
Get the seasonic 620 modular, the modular one, 620W is plenty for the setup.
This is the modular : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i...
That doesn't include monitor.
Get the patriot ram, it's cheap, a dual channel kit is better, like 2x8GB ram, the patriot offers lifetime warranty.
I'd get an aircooler, those closed loop watercoolers aren't as good as the high end coolers.
Get the Phanteks PH-TC12DX, it's a good cooler, see here the review : http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_phtc12...
It comes in different colors.
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