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Hey guys, just signed up for the forums and this is my first post.

I'm looking into building a custom PC for the first time ever.

Yes I've done my research but.. not too satisfied with all the money that would have to be put into building it.

The purpose of me building this PC is really for video editing and of course the occasional gaming but that wont be as frequently.

I honestly don't know what should I change, replace, or even add.

So far, this is what I have. [link]

The case is a must! I feel like the processor is good enough (correct me if I'm wrong) I'm going to add a 500GB hard drive and later on an additional one.

I have done some browsing in the "Official Phantom Club" [link] and noticed quite a lot of people have added the Corsair Hydro series [found here] cooling systems... is that recommended? Can someone please dumb it down for me.

Thanks, in advance.
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What is your budget for this new PC?

tips:
1) definitely get a differnet PSU
2) possibly a different MOBO, if you like the ASUS, you could get a P8P78
3) the 5670 isn't bad, but not necessarily a superb performer for gamer.

Depending on your budget, you could get)
A) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...689953-_-Combo
+ your own GPU and hDD

B) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...679878-_-Combo
+ your own GPU, PSU, and Case

C) build it from scratch.
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First, welcome to OCN! Second, for your build. Overall it looks decent, but there are some things you should consider changing.

1. You're purchasing a full ATX case but the MoBo in your cart is Micro-ATX. I'm guessing this a mistake If you're looking for a solid P67 board, you should go with the P8P67 Pro as it's a typical P67 mid-range board that will allow you to utilize your components fully while providing future upgrading capability. If the price of the P8P67 Pro is too high, there are MSI and Gigabyte boards in the $120ish price range that will probably fit your needs.

2. You should change your RAM to 1.5V as its tested to work best with the 2500k/SandyBridge. The 4GB (2x2GB) of G. Skill Ripjaw X or Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 will be your best bet.

3. If you're looking to save money, then that case may not be your best option. It has way more room than you need and is much more expensive than a standard mid-ATX case. You could easily get a quality case for ~$100 less than the one currently in your cart.

4. What types of games will you be playing and how high do you want to run your settings? I'm not familiar with the HIS brand of video cards and it's usually wise to go with a more traditional and reliable brand. A good video card can be had for ~$100 dollars.

5. The PSU you have isn't modular (meaning the cables you don't use can be detached from the PSU to reduce clutter in your case). You can go with the one you have, but I would recommend getting a solid 500W modular PSU.

6. You're going to need an HDD as you stated. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is incredibly fast, reliable, and low priced. You can get a 1TB for ~$50.

I know the preceding is a lot to take in, but I think you'll be satisfied with the build once you're all finished. If you have any more questions, let me know. Once again, welcome to OCN!
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The motherboard you have has an H67 chipset which doesn't allow CPU overclocking. Get a board with a P67 or Z68 chipset like this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131706

Get a 1TB hard drive instead of the 500GB. The price difference is normally about $20-30.

For a GPU get a 6770 or 5770. You get about 2X the power for $17 more.

For the PSU I'd get something a little bigger like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139028

Corsair Hydro series are great! I have the H50 and love it!
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Grab this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182202

The TR2 series is absolutely terrible.
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What is your budget for this new PC?

tips:
1) definitely get a differnet PSU
2) possibly a different MOBO, if you like the ASUS, you could get a P8P78
3) the 5670 isn't bad, but not necessarily a superb performer for gamer.

Depending on your budget, you could get)
A) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...689953-_-Combo
+ your own GPU and hDD

B) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...679878-_-Combo
+ your own GPU, PSU, and Case

C) build it from scratch.
My budget, really is in the $500 price range. B looks good. Question: What is the solid state drive from the combo deal in B, what does it do?
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one thing you have really wrong is a k series chip and a h series board. You can not over overclock a K series chip on the H series boards. The Bios will not let you had has been designed this way. If you plan on over clocking you cpu you will need a P series or Z series motherboard. If you do not plan on over clocking you cpu then don't buy a K series cpu.

If you are doing video editing I would suggest investing in more ram, 4gig of ram is not ideal for video editing. I would purchase 8gig minimal, this will help big time when using your editing software.
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My budget, really is in the $500 price range. B looks good. Question: What is the solid state drive from the combo deal in B, what does it do?
Its going to be very hard to build a i5-2500k rig for $500. You really are asking a lot. And then ask it to be a good editing machine, you may want to save a few hundred more or go with a AMD build. The $800 is about the average for a decent i5-2500k build.
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My budget, really is in the $500 price range. B looks good. Question: What is the solid state drive from the combo deal in B, what does it do?
Solid State Drive is a storage device just like a hard drive, however; it has no moving parts. They are substantially faster than your standard hard drive but because they are relatively new technology the cost per gigabyte is much greater than a hard drive.

Since the one in that bundle is a 60g SSD you could install your OS plus one or two games on it, and your boot times will be a lot faster.
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Getting a 2500k build for $500 is pretty much impossible.
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