First Time PC Build - Gaming/Video Rendering/Editing

Hello, I'm a first time PC builder looking to make a High-End system.
I will list the parts I have currently selected, and would ask if you could recommend whether there are better parts out there or if I'm missing something.


CPU: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 3770K 3.50GHz Socket LGA1155
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr III / OC 2GB GDDR5
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX750 - 750 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Power Supply
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD SATA III 2.5" 120GB Solid State Hard Drive
HDD: Western Digital Red 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6gb/s 7200rpm - OEM
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus Black Tower Case
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64bit
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  1. What are your plans with the PC.

    Get the 670 :). It is cheaper by $100 and will perform 5% slower which is about 1-2 fps than the 680.

    Get a cheaper motherboard. Get the Asrock Extreme6 which comes with free 8gb ram at newegg.

    Get Samsung 840(currently best) or Plextor M5S ( value for money)

    If gaming, just get i5-3570k.
  2. Firstly I'd like to thank you for your input and reply, very logical and explanitory.
    he system will be used for a mixture of personal life and professional life. both gaming and video editing/rendering. I'm trying to build as bigger system as possible, as i've came into some money, which might not be there for future upgrades, so although its a cliche, futureproofing is essential. I'm also in the UK, so I cant use Newegg I believe.
  3. Hello,

    i7-3770k would be great then.
    Get a cheaper motherboard, Any z77 Asus , Asrock, Gigabyte would do great.
    Don't get the RED. It is extremely expensive without super great benefits.
    Get the 670.

    That is all bow.
  4. Thanks again, what brands would you suggest for HDD, still Western Digital? or look at others like Sea Gate, e.c.t
  5. Whatever's cheapest, WD blue or Seagate.
  6. If it's still true.. WD Blue is 2 years while Seagate is 1 yr warranty.
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