Parts list up for check ~$1400

irshifty

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I have built around 5 systems before but never this powerful and never with all new parts. So before I buy anything I would love it if you guys could checkout my parts list and tell me what you think. I am only going for a medium build computer. Please let me know if I am missing anything. I don't do a lot of gaming but occasionally like it play, so it would be nice if I had the power for it. I mostly do video editing and graphics development.

Optical drive
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM

Card Reader
Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate - Retail

Cables
Rosewill 20" Serial ATA II cable with metal latch, Model RCW-204, Red - Retail - x2

Fans
Link Depot FAN-4LED-120BU 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail - x2

Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Motherboard
ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Video Card
ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

PSU
ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ1100 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply - Retail

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail

Memory
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

CPU Cooler
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
 

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Everything looks good, except there is no way that you need a 1100w power supply. A good corsair 650w or ocz 750w power supply will be more than enough.

Other than that, it should be a really nice build.
 

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Change Harddrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Do you need that BIG case and more fans?
An 1100watt power suppy?
You will get several SATA cables with the motherboard. (Six)

Suggestions:
COOLER MASTER RC-690 $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX $79.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv2 GeForce GTX 260 $159.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127409








 

irshifty

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Oh yes I forgot I receive SATA cables with my Motherboard, thank you for that. Do you think it would be better to get one of those HDD's you suggested even if I don't need all the extra storage as I have a 1TB external? I picked out the 1100W PSU because I know it will easily get the job done and I think it looks cool, but it is not a necessity at all. Also when it comes to an NVIDA Video Card the motherboard listed does not support SLI and therefor I would not be able to run another in the future. With that in mind would you still suggest the GeForce GTX 260? Would anybody suggest, XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC751 750W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V Ver. 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail ?
 

+1

Here's an example:

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202 $288.99

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365 $289.99

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $89.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 $59.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 $124.99 - $20.00 MIR

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434 $199.99 - $20.00 MIR

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153 $25.99

Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223109 $16.99

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99

Total - $1,318.88 - $40 MIR's

You will want an i7 build for sure since you said video editing is one of the major uses of the computer.
 

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COOLER MASTER RC-690 Case $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply $104.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Intel Core i7 920 CPU/ Gigabyte GA-EX58 Combo $453.98 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.181982

(2x)-MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv2 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 $349.98 (only 1 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127409

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

LG Black 22X $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

MX-2 Thermal Compound $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

Total $1206.89

This is an idea of what you can do with $1400.00

Edit: The Gigabyte board needs a BIOS update for SLI
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2991

 

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do you guys think that the "Antec Nine Hundred" would be an adequate replacement for the "COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP", as I really like the design better on the Antec cases?
 
Sure, the Antec 900 is a nice case. It's just a little hard to swallow the $50 price difference IMO. I just think the RC-690 is a steal at $59. Cases come down to personal preference, though. The cases both cool very well.
 

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I agree.
 

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What video editing and graphic programs do you use?

I have the Adobe Master Collection CS4 and primarily use Premiere Pro and After Effects in addition to Photoshop & InDeisgn. If you use this or something similar, I should be able to help you get much better performance out of your pc than what is currently suggested. I'd focus on the hard drives because they are the slowest part and any performance gains will be immediately felt, especially for video editing.
 

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if you like the antec 900's looks, shop around and see if you can find a XClio/a+ case blackhawk.

the blackhawk costs a bit less than the 900 but it's xclio's answer to the antec 1200, also can take a 12" graphics card, 2 x 4 HDD's with 2 x 120mm fans cooling those HDD's, dual 120mm exhaust fans at the top and a 200mm fan blowing on the motherboard and all those important components.
 

irshifty

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In that case, what specifics would you suggest in a HDD?
 

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1) What video formats/codecs do you normally use? The answer will determine whether you need higher MB/s read/write speed.(for example, film & uncompressed video codecs can range anywhere between 70MB/s up to 250MB/s, whereas Panasonic's codecs are up to only 12.5MB/s(100mbit) and Sony's are 4.4MB/s(35mbit))

2) What video editing & graphic design programs do you use?

3) Do you use Photoshop and/or Bridge? Using Bridge, having faster random access speeds helps a lot when looking thru images and video. With Photoshop, it has a "scratch disk" which uses hard drive space as ram overflow and the speed of the scratch disk greatly affects real time performance.

4) If you want to overclock the 9550 a lot, you will need faster than 800MHz ram. With 800MHz ram, the max overclock is only up to 3.4Ghz.

5) Is the 320GB drive you chose the only drive you need or do you have others? That drive will fill up extremely quick with video.