1st time -$1000 Video Editing PC

qirexr8

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PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing, 3d & 2d Graphics, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: new egg (cheapest?)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not familiar with anything, first time builder

OVERCLOCKING: No (don't know anything about it)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No (don't know anything about it)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I was going to buy another Dell however I noticed the drastic difference in price for parts. I'm looking to keep it as cheap as possible, will probably buy another computer in 2 years when finances aren't so tight.
 

smithereen

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Hows this?
Core i7 Build:
Core i7 920 - $280-$300
6GB OCZ Platinum - $80-$100
Gigabyte X58 $200-$250, or ASUS X58 $220-$275
Case: Antec 900 - $80-$100
Solid 700W-800W PSU: $120, look at PCPaC, Antec, or Corsair
GPU: HD4870 1GB:$180-$200, or GTX260 core 216 $200-$220
$950-$1100

For video editing, you want a Core i7. Shop around, look for the best deals.
 

qirexr8

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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Nine Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129021
Return Policy:Manufacturer Warranty
In Stock
$99.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #:GA-EX58-UD3R
Item #:N82E16813128375
Return Policy:Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
In Stock

$199.99

SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #:100243-1GTXSR
Item #:N82E16814102815
Return Policy:Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
In Stock

$209.99

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV6GK - Retail
Model #:OCZ3P1333LV6GK
Item #:N82E16820227366
Return Policy:Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
In Stock

$99.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible ... - Retail
Model #:CMPSU-620HX
Item #:N82E16817139002
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$149.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Model #:BX80601920
Item #:N82E16819115202
Return Policy:processors (CPUs) Return Policy
In Stock

$279.99


Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
Model #:WD6400AACS
Item #:N82E16822136298
Return Policy:30 Day Return Policy
In Stock

$69.99


Subtotal: $1,109.93

newegg.com


So is that what I'm looking at? Is there anything I could do to get it closer to 900?
Thanks by the way
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $54.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 $74.99 ($49.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R $179.99 | $164.99 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $264.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $41.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127430 $174.99 ($154.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193835 Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $164.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $23.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total:$985.86 | $905.86 w/mail in rebates

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-nvidia-sli-motherboard,7463.html <--- Gigabyte: Enable SLI On X58 Boards
 
^+1 ...

qirexr8 few things you can change your setup to bring cost down...

1. The case - change it to Antec 300...would save about $40
2. Change the Power supply to 520HX - saves $40
3. Change the graphics card to the MSI GTX 260 suggested by Why_Me - saves $25

Or just get Why_Me's config...maybe you can change the PSU to the corsair 520HX...

And there are lot of combos in newegg...so just check them before you buy...
 

Draven35

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If you're doing serious 3d, get an nvidia card instead of the ATI. Believe me you'll be thankful for it later. And. lower the primary hard drive to a 320 or so, and put an additional two-drive RAID in the system. *always* keep your video on the RAID when editing, including the cache files. Don't worry about crossfire or SLI compatability, you'll not be using it becaus the software doesn't support it.
 

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