Soldier needs help please!


Aug 25, 2011
Ok, well I would like to build a gaming PC that I will also use to make GFX (Photoshop/sony vegas). I also make youtube videos which I would like to be able to edit with the build. Basically I am looking to stay under 900 dollars but I am willing to go a little bit over if it is absolutely worth it. I literally no nothing on computers, so I am in the dark here.

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid next week

Budget Range: >900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I like newegg, but i am all about the best price

Country of Origin: US, but in Hawaii

Parts Preferences: New to this so no brand preference.

Overclocking: I am not sure what this means lol

SLI or Crossfire: nor this

Monitor Resolution: Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)

Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice but not a must. Don't care about looks just production and bang for the buck.

These are some of the newegg combos I have been looking at, which would be the best choice for me?

ASUS ROG Complete DIY Gaming Solution; limited time offer only!

Phenom II X6 1100T CrossFireX OC SuperCombo

Core i7-960/X58/6GB/1.5TB Graphite SuperCombo

Core i7-960 Blackhawk Gaming SuperCombo

Those seem to have good reviews on the individual parts and such. If someone has a link to a solid build around my needs that would be awesome too.

Thank you!
Brent $59.99 - $49.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $58.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $119.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $256.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $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 $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $843.91 *not including shipping and rebates <----- a better look at that board <----- review of that board <----- Z68 features
EDIT: Dint refresh,.... :p
Nice,... and my build is pretty similar,... ;)

^ Gaming higher priority than video editing ?? If Yes, then the i5 2500K would be a better option,... It games as good or better than any of the above CPUs, and as for video editing, nearly as good as the 1100T,...

Also if you look around for combos, you can get a build which suits you for less,...

Also could you confirm the resolution of the monitor, because for 1024x768, you can get a good build for say ~$600, but if planning to upgrade the monitor soon, then you can get a powerful build,...

Here is sample build assuming you would get a high-res monitor
i5 + 8GB DDR3

Biostar Z68 + Seagate 1TB


GTX 560Ti

Antec HCG 620W


Core i5-2500K/P67 Dorm Room Gaming SuperCombo $556.00USD
Everthing you need except a Video card.

Core i7-2600K/ASUS P67 OC SuperCombo $700.00USD.
Nice case and power supply. Still need a video card.

That Phenom II X6 deal looks pretty nice too, for $602.00USD

Core i5-2500K/Z68 Gaming SuperCombo $569.00USD
8Gb RAM, good power supply.
$200.00 video card EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
I'm an EVGA Nvidia fan.
I don't think Newegg pays for shipping to HI.
DO NOT buy anything needing an Intel 1156 socket, obsolescent.
Have a nice day, soldier.


Aug 25, 2011
Ok so the Phenom seems to be a good choice based off what has been said so far.

So if i go

Phenom x6 deal @611$

which GFX Card would be best and are they compatible with that system?

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card-199$

SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity-265$

Also as far as PC protection, what are the best programs for virus/malware/spyware and things like that. I don't want to spend close to a grand and then it get destroyed by the above.


Jun 8, 2011
Its not really a waste, I mean get a build now, monitor later. Cuz it be stupid to match a build to your monitor


That build I posted up above will allow you to o/c that cpu to 4.4 - 4.6ghz. To do that with an AMD cpu you need a cpu cooler that cost a small fortune or water cooling. <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K


Aug 25, 2011