$1500 video editing/3d workstation build


Dec 2, 2012
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/qDkM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0534 22.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Other: Powercolor Radeon HD7950 PCS+ 3GB Boost ($309.00)
Total: $1564.00

Budget Range: 1450-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing, 3ds max, after effects, gaming, watching videos

buying a monitor: Yes

need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pc case gear, mwave Australia

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Parts Preferences: intel cpu

Overclocking: Not straight away but would like to be able to in the future

SLI or Crossfire:Again, i would like to be able to do so

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to keep the price as low as possible, will be setting up dual monitors in the future. Would like help in reducing the cost/improving the performance :bounce: Thanks