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Hey guys. My friend's father, a long time mac user, has finally switched over to PC and wants his son to build him a computer. Since we're mainly AMD guys, we need your help. What do you suggest.
He films and produces commercials, so something with enough power to edit and render HD video and stuff.
He also wants a 6870 for some reason, don't really know the specifics, just know that. I haven't really looked at the new lineup of cards lately, but if there's something else that fits in the budget and will perform similarly, that's just as good as any other card.
He will crossfire/SLI in the future.
He also wants the corsair H50/60/70 or the Antec Kuhler.
He also wants a big case with hotswap, pretty set on the 800D. Anything better and cheaper is up for consideration.
He also needs a copy of Windows and a Blu-ray burner. That's pretty much it, he has a keyboard/mouse/monitor.
Thanks.
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How's this?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/w...RCCODE=WEBWISH
Plus 280 for the 800D.
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Tiger direct is crazy overpriced.

For $2600 you can get pretty much anything you want.

I'd suggest

Intel 2500k (If he does a lot of video editing the 2600k for $100 is likely worth it to get HT)
Asus P8P67 Pro
G.Skill ripjaws 2x4 GB DDR31600
AMD 6950 (2 GB reference model which can be unlocked to 6970 speeds), Sapphire or Asus branded
A decent 700w range power supply (corsair TX series) if he plans a second one in the future
Antec Kuhler 620
Corsair 800D? (not really a fan of this case unless you plan custom water cooling). Many much less expensive good cases to choose from.
win 7 Home premium 64 bit OEM
cheap DVD-RW/Blue-ray burner combo drive
A pair of 2 TB western digital hard drives
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Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
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