Critique My All-around PC Build (Gaming, Heavy Video Editing, Ect.)


Nov 16, 2012
Any suggestions?
The case is a definite, I already got it (jumped on a deal that's ending tomorrow, and I like the case itself).
The cpu and mobo are also 99.999% definite. I'll be able to get the 3700k through Microcenter for 90$ less than the price from Amazon, so that's pretty much for sure.
I'm mainly unsure about the memory and power supply.
Also, I'm aware of the case not having the external USB 3.0 port. I'm not really concerned with that compatibility...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.27 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 02:32 EST-0500)


Nov 28, 2012
for HEAVY video editing (assuming it'll be HD) you'd be better of with 32GB of RAM (its freakin' cheap anyway) and your HDD should preferably be running in a RAID config (so you'd need 2x HDD). I'll stress it again: for HEAVY video editing.