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February 23, 2013 11:25:03 PM

A buddy of mine was going to waste $5,000 on an Alienware when I told him I could save him $2,000 by building him the PC. He is real big into doing video editing and he is an avid gamer. He uses Adobe products, so I thought it would be a good idea to stick with an NVIDIA product. Here is what I came up with:
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.59 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($193.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($193.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($478.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fan Twin Pack ($29.99)
Other: Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fan Twin Pack ($29.99)
Other: Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition High Airflow 140mm Fan ($18.99)
Other: Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition High Airflow 140mm Fan ($18.99)
Total: $2864.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 20:21 EST-0500)

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February 24, 2013 1:11:07 AM

an i7-3770K is more than enough for his needs IMHO... and also you hsould really try out the Swifttech H110 CPU cooler... a 4GB GTX 670 will be good too...
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February 24, 2013 1:15:58 AM

Seems like overkill on the PSU, Might want to get a dual 7970 setup for that budget.
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February 24, 2013 2:02:12 AM

samuelspark said:
Seems like overkill on the PSU, Might want to get a dual 7970 setup for that budget.

The CUDA cores will be able to help out with his editing task effectively IMO...
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February 24, 2013 3:12:14 AM

Best answer selected by bogo663.
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