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Here is my build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H3oi
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H3oi/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H3oi/benchmarks/

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 ($32.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.04 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1253.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


I'll be doing quite a bit of video editing and gaming.

I'm absolutely set on a 660 Ti, but I can change the brand if it's a better deal.
I need both the SSD and HDD, but if there are any better/cheaper drives, I'm open to it.
Thanks in advance.
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  1. Best answer
    Your PSU won't cut it.
    Get a 500w-600w unit from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
    Get a Crucial M4 or a Samsung 840pro. They are much better.

    I recommend win8 as it is faster than 7 is all aspects and all the kinks are worked out.
  2. 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 ($32.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.04 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($68.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: Sata Cable ($3.65)
    Total: $1263.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 18:35 EST-0500)

    I updated it.

    I really am against Windows 8, especialy as this isn't a touchscreen computer, making the UI even more awkward.
  3. A 550w PSU is plenty for this build. From what I can tell your system will only be using around 390w and thats with a significant (4.5GHz) over clock on the CPU.

    The Kepler cards are fantastic when it comes to power consumption.

    I found some memory thats 8 dollars cheaper LOL, but I doubt that will help you out all that much. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104340

    Overall I think you did a great job sourcing these parts.
  4. Thanks, I got quite a bit of help from the forums here.
  5. Can anybody suggest a good wireless network adapter?
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