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Gaming/Video Editing Build $1500 - $1700. Need advise.

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November 18, 2013 9:32:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today through Cyber Monday

Budget Range: $1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Photo/Video Editing ---surfing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Headphones, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://newegg.com & Amazon

Country: Puerto Rico

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU & Card either leaning towards NVIDIA because of Phyx but don’t have a preference.

Overclocking: Possibly

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 may upgrade in the future but that one is just fine.

Additional Comments: It would be awesome if it could support the highest graphics settings on all high-end games today .
This list was done 2 days ago as of now amazingly it is more expensive than it used to be. My budget is from $1500 to $1700 those extra $200 for some headroom. Originally I was going to use a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7990 6GB card but now i can't as it's out of stock. As for the case I still haven't picked though I'm leaning towards a full tower. My estimated buy date would be starting today all the way through cybermonday as prices lower. The thing that's killing me is the uncertainty of getting a good price for a part but what I'm concentrating on is mainly the CPU/Video Card/Mobo. Help is needed and appreciated.

These are what I have in mind so far.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS| $159.99
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $315.98 @ Amazon

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7Q-16GBZM $164.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.65

SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $99.00 @ Amazon

VIDEO CARD: EVGA ACX Cooler 03G-P4-2784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card| $529.99


I still need help picking out a good Power Supply and case. Please help. Thanks!
November 19, 2013 2:32:53 AM

You will need a 750w psu like a Corsair CX750, and depending on your preference case, it depends. If you have a couple hundred dollars spare, get a GTX 780 TI instead
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