$750 school and video editing system


Jul 28, 2011
I'm looking to build a new system for school and editing videos.

Timeframe: this week
Purchase from: local or online. Have a micro center nearby
Parts needed: no monitor , keyboard or mouse needed

I've been looking at this system from tiger direct for $750. Can I beat it with a build? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=19568&CatId=4928

I'd like 8gb, 1 or 1.5 tb and wireless. Would be willing to go with amd.

Thanks for your help

manu 11

Jan 6, 2011
you can make better
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 65$

intel core i5 2500k 3.3ghz 220$
asrock p67 extreme 4 160$
antec 300 case 60$
samsung spinpoint f3 1tb 60$
any optical drive from asus. 20$
antec high current 750w psu 100$
spphire radeon hd 6870 175

800$, you can find combo deals on micro center
Use the onboard/integrated video (HD 3000) that comes with that cpu. Click the Asrock links down at the bottom to learn more on it.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 $179.99 <----- Walk in only
Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Tower-Bronze-Supply-NSK4482/dp/B002RL8J58/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311909593&sr=1-18 $84.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Mini Tower With 380 Watts 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply NSK4482

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252 $114.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&cm_sp=Pers_ProductSimilar-_-20-231-428_3_AG-_-20-148-421 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145520 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833130081 $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Zonet ZEW1690 Wireless Adapter with Dual 7dbi Hi-Gain Antenna & Bonus Low-Profile Bracket IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA/WPA2, 64/128-bit WEP, TKIP/AES, 802.1x, WPS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total: $664.92

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Pro3-M <----- more on that mobo

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4100/asrock_z68_pro3_m_intel_z68_motherboard_review/index.html <----- review on that mobo

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASRock-Z68-Pro3-Motherboard/1280 <----- review on that mobo

http://pro-clockers.com/motherboards/1969/ <----- review on that mobo