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Video editing/Gaming build £2000

Last response: in Systems
November 7, 2012 10:38:36 PM

Have been trying to put together a (first) build for editing and for gaming. Had various ideas from different directions, and put together a "pick n mix" but not sure if everything goes together. Need two monitors for video work, but have thought I may get third, later for 3 monitor gaming. Presumably would need second graphics card to do that. Various people have suggested a GTX680, but can't really see what that gives me over GTX670. Is there any real benefit?

This is what I have put together. Feel free to tear it to bits.

Aprox purchase date: Next couple of weeks

Budget: £2000 max if possible

System usage: Video/photographic editing (Adobe CS6), gaming, general use.

Are you buying monitor: Two. One primary, one secondary.

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) Everything (apart from mouse). Currently only got laptop

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan UK have advantage of insurance, but if a lot cheaper somewhere else reliable

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel, nVidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Need two @ 1080p

Additional Comments: Don't want anything too "flashy"

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Laptop isn't doing it.

Would ideally like to get cost under £2000, but don't want to drop quality performance.
a c 271 4 Gaming
November 7, 2012 11:04:00 PM

Don't purchase an H100 - if you're using liquid cooling, do a full custom loop or don't use it at all. Comparing a plastic water block to a full custom loop is like comparing some guy on a karaoke machine to Placido Domingo. Or grade school t-ball vs. the New York Yankees. :lol: 

Get a D14 instead, otherwise that build looks pretty good, there's nothing I would change!