I'll be building a system for video editing (CS6) and gaming (WoW to start).
Three main questions:
1. Any advice on the build?
2. My budget is £1000 (max). I've gone a bit over, is there anything I should drop/change?
3. I went for the 3770 to help with video editing. Is the performance difference between the i7-3770 and i5-3570 worth the price difference?
1) I'd probably go with the 128 gig Samsung 830.
.. You will not see a nicklels (5 P) difference in performance in real life.
.. 840 Has NOT been out long enough to verify reliability.
.. 830 is cheaper.
2) Make sure if windows 7 that it is HIGHER than Home Premium, which can only see 16 gigs of ram.
GPU: I worry a bit about going Radeon because Adobe CS6 seems to prefer NVidia cards, with only a handful of Radeon cards listed as 'compatible'. Though the GTX670 isn't listed on their site either... Should I worry?
RAM: The 4x8gig RAM was a misclick - I would go for 2x8gig, thanks for pointing it out!
SSD: Thanks! On pcparts the 840 and 830 are within £5 of each other, should I choose 830 for the reliability?
You only issue is the graphics card. Msi screwed with the board of the 670 Power Edition, so they can die out randomly. Its best to avoid that particular card. Additionally, you could get a 7970, which is better, at the same price!