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I need some help putting together a nice $1500 Intel gaming rig that will see some video editing. I want to get the best bang for the buck but I don't want to cheap out on important components. Currently I'm looking at a 2500K, but am on the fence about a 2700K i7. I don't need a mouse/keyboard/os but a new monitor would be great. Thanks for all the help!

If a part is 40-50 dollars more but much more solid/better performing, I wouldn't mind moving the build budget up a few hundred dollars. I'm looking for cost/value. Not spending an extra 200 on the newest thing that is not much better than a similar alternative.
    
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2500K is fine and overclocks really well. You will also want a bunch of ram for video editing which is getting cheaper these days.
    
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go with a 2600k; especially since you're video editing. it easily fits into this budget.

edit: heres a mockup rig.

2600k - $320
Corsair 500R - $130
16GB DDR3 1600 4x4 - $95
Midrange Z68 of choice - $180
GTX 580 - $399
PSU - $100

add whatever else you need to be in there.
Edited by xDriftyy - 3/31/12 at 1:42pm
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Thanks for the help!
    
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for video editing i agree your will benefit from the HT of the 2600k and as mentioned a good 16GB of RAM.. if you dont do alot of video encoding you could easliy get a 2500k with 16Gb ram smile.gif
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Any part suggestions for ram?
    
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I got 2 suggestions:
Motherboard:
*mine* Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 $121 and it's a great mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

RAM:
Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (2 sets $46 per) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
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This is what I have comprised so far, I'm sure it can be improved upon =/



COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - 189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply - 259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

SAMSUNG S23A350H ToC Rose Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor - 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001483

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler - 84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - 209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 324.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - 294.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593

Total: $1,979.90


I had a quick question, why does everyone suggest getting the 2600k over the 2700k?
Edited by DimsumRN - 4/1/12 at 1:53am
    
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this

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Silverstone 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($110.98 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Asus ML239H 23.0" Monitor ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total:$1600.76 Shipped and after MIR $1555.76

  1. you can replace the SSD with M4 64 GB if you want i thought that offer is pretty worth investing so suggested it redface.gif
  2. secondly you have a 2600k + a decent Motherboard with which you can overclock your i7 to ~4.5Ghz+ on Air
  3. PSU can handle a SLi
  4. you a great Case and it has a great VFM in my suggestion
  5. a 23" IPS monitor
  6. a monster RAM which is the best bang for your buck right now i bet you wont find a better RAM for the same price and performance ratio biggrin.gif
  7. you have a GTX 680 which you can use it for gaming and for video editing a great card for the money wink.gif

this was my qick try i may sit and refine it later pls give your feedback about the Config and any suggestion are greatly welcomed smile.gif
lastly if you find the GTX 680 out of stock try out stores and brand wink.gif
Hope you like it thumb.gif
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I had a quick question, why does everyone suggest getting the 2600k over the 2700k?

There are differing opinions on this, but no real "facts" to back them up. In essence, the 2700K and 2600K are the same CPU. The 2700K is clocked slightly higher at stock, but that becomes irrelevant once you start overclocking. Supposedly, the 2700K is binned and will give you better overclocks. Having said that, there are no guarantees you will get a higher OC with one over the other. My 2600K will hit 5.2. Not all 2700Ks will go that high, but some will go higher or use less voltage at the same OC. Bottomline, its mostly a roll of the dice either way on how good of an overclocker you get. There might be a slight edge to the 2700K, but its still a crap shoot. The 2600K is a little cheaper so its usually suggested more often. Its a matter of $15 most of the time, so go with whatever one you want.

You'll get much better results for video editing with the 2600K/2700K versus the 2500K. However, you won't see any real world improvement in gaming.

If you plan on doing serious video editing, you might want to consider the 2011 platform. IMO, if your rig will be used mostly for gaming, get the 2500K. Moderate video editing, get the 2600K/2700K. LOTS of video editing, go with a 3930K on 2011. Only you know what you will use the rig for, but that guideline will serve you well. There is also the option of going with the 3820 for now as a way to buy in to 2011 with the intention of upgrading in the future. 2011 will accept the IB-E CPUS next year that are supposed to be 8c/16t. A lot of people here have spent the extra $2-300 now to build with 3820 so they can drop what will most likely be a $1000+ chip in next year. A 3820 is basically equal (maybe ever so slightly better) to a 2600K/2700K in terms of performance, its the upgrade path that people want.
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