Gaming/Video Editing Build - Purchasing SOON!!!

ge8ff

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Approximate Purchase Date: TODAY
Budget Range: Under $1100
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming while Frapsing, Watching/editing videos, Photoshop, surfing
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard and Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: None, a wireless adapter will be needed though
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Either 1650x1050 or 1920x1080 (depends on the monitor I'll be picking - not included in budget)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.603154 - $442.98
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157203 - $99.99
ASRock P55 PRO/USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.595939 - $144.98
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 - $49.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 - $84.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590983 - $149.98
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - $19.99
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320048 - $27.99
ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

+ mouse, keyboard, mouse pad and anti static strap

comes to a total of $1061.85

How does it look? Respond quickly please

 

Silvune

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The only thing I object to is the inclusion of the older, less efficient version of the Corsair 650TX, there is now a V2 which is 80Plus Bronze. You could also get the modular Antec Truepower New TPN-650 which is also 80Plus Bronze, at a similar price it is the better power supply.

Plus I think anti static straps are unnecessary, taking precautions like grounding yourself before touching the more 'sensitive' components and not working on carpet are all that's necessary imo.
 

ge8ff

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This will be my first build ever so I want to be as safe as possible :)

I actually was unaware of the V2 coming out but I don't really want to take the chance and be the first person to buy it.
 

Silvune

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You won't be taking a chance because it is a tried and tested platform, Seasonic have been selling the unit it is based on for awhile as an OEM unit. Also XFX have been using the design for their XFX Pro Core Editions, the non-modular ones, which has been reviewed at a ton of PSU testing websites by now and they've all done well. Plus if the 850W version is anything to go by the quality of the Corsair TXV2 series will actually be higher than the XFX versions.

I would still go for the Antec Truepower New tho, as it has the advantage of being modular.
 

dalauder

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Not bad--I assume you know that you REALLY REALLY SHOULD WAIT until Sandy Bridge is re-released. This is especially important if you care about video editing or future proofing.

I'm not sure what the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB is for--you could dump that and put $50 towards graphics. For graphics I'd get the 2GB 6950--because it beats a 560 in most tests for the same price while allowing a free unlock to 6970 performance--which matches a 570.

I prefer 1600MHz RAM, but it's probably not worth any extra money. It can ease OC'ing though.

I prefer USB wireless networking. It's just easier to install, cheaper, and won't get in the way of my dual-height graphics slots.

Consider this 750W Antec for the same price as your PSU. You'll want at least 750W if you're gonna get SLI/Crossfire. Possibly more if you OC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025

Also, I've always grounded myself and never used an antistatic strap and I've never broken a component.

That's an amazing deal on Windows+Haf 912. If you aren't a student (thus eligible for $30 Windows), you should buy that combo now, regardless of what you decide to do a week or a month from now.
 

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