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Hi all, I've been planning buy a new PC build for quite awhile now, and I think I have almost got it about perfect for my needs. I'm building the computer from Newegg, and I'm starting with a bundle they have. Here are the parts included in the bundle, and the parts I plan on getting standalone too.

CPU: i7 2600k Sandy Bridge @ 3.4 GHz
PSU: Rosewill HIVE-750 Watt Power Source
Case: Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel Case
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 480
DVD Drive: Sony Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Motherboard: MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
HDD: Seagate Barracude 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s
RAM: Kingston HyperX 4 GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600 RAM & Pareema 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 RAM


I'm trying to keep this build under $1200, and I'm debating between having a 6870, GTX 480 or a 560 Ti for my GPU. I'm not a total hardcore gamer, but I really enjoy Minecraft, and would like to play some COD, and maybe BF3 on this build, as well as render videos in Sony Vegas, and upload them to YouTube. The 560 Ti is like $100 more or so, and from the benchmarks I've seen, the 560 Ti is better than the 6870, but not amazingly better. What do you guys think? I know the RAM is a little low, but I think I'll buy the system, see how it runs, and if it needs more RAM, I'll buy a stick because it's cheap and easy to install.

Thanks for the help!

cam51037

PS: I hope this is the correct section, but I've looked through it, and it seems like this thread should be here. smile.gif

PSS: Please tell me if I'm missing some key information you need for this build, and I'll see if I can find it. smile.gif
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everything looks good on that build except the power supply, I wouldn't have trust in Rosewill, better to get something like a Corsair, Antec, Thermaltake, etc.

The Power Supply is the most important component in a system, don't ever cheap out on that.
Edited by Nite - 4/3/12 at 5:13pm
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If you're rendering video I would suggest getting an SSD for your boot/OS drive and 2 additional HDD's for rendering video, 1 for the RAW files and 1 for the rendered files...that's in total 1 SSD and 2 HDDs. Also with editing video you need large amounts of RAM so I would suggest getting at least 8GB (4x2). Also go for a better PSU, I would suggest getting an AX750.

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post #4 of 25
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everything looks good on that build except the power supply, I wouldn't have trust in Rosewill, better to get something like a Corsair, Antec, Thermaltake, etc.
The Power Supply is the most important component in a system, don't ever cheap out on that.

The PSU is built with the bundle, and if I removed it, I'd be losing $90 in discounts, which would make the build over $1200. :/ Should I try the PSU out, or what is your opinion?

Thanks for the help so far. smile.gif
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If you're rendering video I would suggest getting an SSD for your boot/OS drive and 2 additional HDD's for rendering video, 1 for the RAW files and 1 for the rendered files...that's in total 1 SSD and 2 HDDs. Also with editing video you need large amounts of RAM so I would suggest getting at least 8GB (4x2). Also go for a better PSU, I would suggest getting an AX750.

Wow, that's a lot of changes. smile.gif I'll look into these parts.
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Originally Posted by cam51037 View Post

The PSU is built with the bundle, and if I removed it, I'd be losing $90 in discounts, which would make the build over $1200. :/ Should I try the PSU out, or what is your opinion?
Thanks for the help so far. smile.gif

You can try it out sure, but don't use it long term, swap it out with a better one as soon as you can.

the reason PSU's like that are put into discount bundles is cause they have a low market of selling on thier own for obvious reasons tongue.gif
Edited by Nite - 4/3/12 at 5:28pm
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You can try it out sure, but don't use it long term, swap it out with a better one as soon as you can.
the reason PSU's like that are put into discount bundles is cause they have a low market of selling on thier own for obvious reasons tongue.gif

Yeah, I'll look into a new PSU once I get it, and maybe sell it to some sucker lol. (wouldn't do that, i'd tell them about it before they buy it)
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Does anybody else have any suggestion for this build? Any parts I'm missing in the build? I have a copy of W7 ready to install, so that won't be a problem.
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like others have said, more ram. It's super cheap right now, so there's no reason not to get at least 8gb. Since you're working with video more ram is always better.
I'll also 2nd the SSD addition. Ever since I got ssd's in my main systems I haven't been able to go back to regular hdd's. biggrin.gif
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Never heard of Rosewill, which makes my think cheap products. 8 gb of ram, as your video editing. An ssd is always nice, but not necessary.
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