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February 21, 2013 3:10:36 PM

Hi I'm trying to configure a high end rig for video editing and good game playing
Here is what I have so far:


EVGA GeForce GT 640 02G-P4-2643-KR Video Card - 2GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 3.0(x16), 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Overclocked, Plus Photoshop Elements 10 Promo
Available
Price: $104.99
Item # E145-0640

Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)
Available
Price: $17.99

Item # L12-1312 OEM

LG CH12LS28 12X Internal Blu-Ray/DVDRW Combo Drive - BD-ROM/DVDRW, SATA, Blu-Ray 12X, DVD-RW X16, Black
Availabl
ASUS P8Z77-V Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, WiFi-N, SLI/CrossFireX
Available
Price: $189.99

Item # A455-2035
Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC
Available
Price: $99.99*
Item # C13-2802
Crucial CT128M4SSD1 m4 128GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive - 128GB, SATA, 6Gb/s, 7mm, 2.5"
Available
Price: $119.99

Item # C19-1222
Intel Core i7-3770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail (BX80667i73770K)
Available
Price: $319.99

Item # I69-3770K
Kingston Hyper X Beast KHX24C11T3K4/16X 16GB Memory Module Kit - 2400MHz, 4 x 4GB, DDR3, DIMM, CL11, XMP
Available
Price: $127.99

Item # K24-9584
Seagate Barracuda ST1500DM003 1.5TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5" Form Factor, 7200 RPM, 64MB Cache, SATA 6Gb/s
Available
Price: $99.99

Item # TSD-1500AS4
NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25" Bays, 7 x 3.5"Bays, 200mm LED Fan, White
Item no longer available
The Total is about $1170.88

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February 21, 2013 3:38:01 PM

You need 1600MHz ram, not 2400
For gaming i'd recommend getting more performing gpu, like gtx 560
not sure why you need 750w psu, get 550w at least 80+ bronze
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February 21, 2013 4:03:29 PM

That GT640 is an extremely low end video card, it won't get you very far playing games. That RAM is ridiculously expensive and I agree that you don't need 2400MHz.

Here is what I would suggest:

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 ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($320.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($144.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1226.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 13:02 EST-0500)

I downgraded the CPU but included a much better GPU. If you need more RAM increase that to 16GB (2 x 8GB).
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February 21, 2013 4:16:07 PM

Or take G-Units build
swap out the processor for the i7 3770k + $100

And use 16 gig of RAM in a 2 x 8 gig configuration + $40

And use a less extravagant case to save $70
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February 21, 2013 4:22:16 PM

I need the i7 for video editing, I had a feeling a was off on the ram. And I wanted to know if the only difference between the mid and full tower was the extra bays. I selected a full tower for the extra fans and room for air flow. I can only assume that can be fixed with proper cooling from the start.
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February 21, 2013 4:57:40 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Or take G-Units build
swap out the processor for the i7 3770k + $100

And use 16 gig of RAM in a 2 x 8 gig configuration + $40

And use a less extravagant case to save $70


I didn't realize the case was that expensive. :ouch: 

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($320.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1203.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 13:57 EST-0500)
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February 21, 2013 8:22:53 PM

M only thing about the case is that, I want one with a lot of fans to keep my computer cool.
I would like to play games on the computer as well but, I don't need to be able to play them on super high performance.
My main concern with the build his HD 1080p video editing and rendering.

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February 21, 2013 9:22:55 PM

remo32001 said:
M only thing about the case is that, I want one with a lot of fans to keep my computer cool.
I would like to play games on the computer as well but, I don't need to be able to play them on super high performance.
My main concern with the build his HD 1080p video editing and rendering.


Your system's air flow is determined by the positioning of the heat sink among other things, read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-hea...

Again I can't emphasize this enough - that GT640 will not get you very far in anything - even video editing. It has Keppler but that's about the only redeeming quality it has.
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February 21, 2013 9:36:37 PM

Thank You
You guys have been really helpful, I'll take in consideration the GTX 660 for what I need in terms of editing.
I'll take a look at the article and I'll make my decision on the case.

Thanks!
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