Budget i7-2600k Editing Build

nyelectro

Distinguished
Sep 24, 2011
2
0
18,510
Like many I've been lurking around these forums for a while and would just like confirmation for my build. I have a micro center nearby so I'd like to get everything from there. My budget is around $800 so this is what I've come up with based around the i7-2600k:

i7-2600k - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354587

gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364085

crucial Ballistix Sport Series 8GB DDR3-1600 - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364400

gigabyte GV-N430OC-1GL NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0356005

(2) samsung spinpoint f3 1tb - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340562

Lite-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0322335

cooler master hyper 212 plus - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315397

ocz ModXStream Pro 700W - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0301550

antec two hundred v2 case - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334132


anywhere i should focus on more/less for use as a student editing machine? Thanks!
 
Solution

clutchc

Titan
Ambassador

I always go to the motherboard's website and check their Memory Support List for tested memory. If it isn't on their list, that doesn't mean it won't work well. But you do take a bit of a chance.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3853#ov
If you are planning on doing any gaming with that build, I highly recommend something better than the GT 430. Nothing less than a HD 5770 or GTX 550ti will make you happy.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-radeon-geforce,2997-7.html
 
Solution