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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

Just gonna post a short build for ya for price/performance.
Intel Core i5 2500K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 +
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
8GB of Corsair Vengeance (try getting the Blue 1600MHz version)
1TB Hard Drive (WD is best for reliability, but you can choose)
128GB SSD (Crucial or Samsung or Plextor are favored here)
Whatever case pickles your fancy that supports ATX boards (my recommendation here is the NZXT Switch 810)
A decent 650W+ PSU (Post it here before buying, the worst part to skimp on is a PSU.)

I just priced this out on newegg and it come out to around the same price as the combo i linked. Why wouldnt i get the combo and get a better, cpu, gpu ect.
post #12 of 16
This will actually be somewhat similar to the combo build.

CPU - i5-3570k ($220)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1048

Motherboard - MSI z77-g45 ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130646

CPU Cooler - HR-02 Macho ($53)
http://www.amazon.com/ThermalRight-HR-02-MACHO-Thermalright-Macho/dp/B005ERSN7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340530306&sr=8-1&keywords=HR-02
Not needed until you intend to overclock.

GPU: Sapphire 7850 ($257)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

RAM ($46)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

Case: ($55)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC%2D912%2DKKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1048
A decent budget case. If you want plainer looks, check out the BitFenix Outlaw. If you want flashy LEDs, check out the Zalman z9 or z11. If you want to pay more for a "quiet" higher quality case, check out the Corsair 550d.

PSU: Antec Neo Eco 450C ($35)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1048

SSD - Crucial m4 128gb ($122)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60445&vpn=CT128M4SSD2&manufacture=CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY&promoid=1048

HDD - Seagate 1TB ($85)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1048

DVD-burner ($15)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244

Windows OEM (non-transferrable license) ($85)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&vpn=GFC%2D02050&manufacture=Microsoft&promoid=1048

Total: $1073.

Core components are actually pretty similar to the combo - same processor, slightly weaker graphics card in this build. A DVD-burner instead of a blu ray player. But it adds an after-market CPU cooler, windows, and an SSD, AND is $100 cheaper.

Best ways to increase cost:
Upgrade the graphics card (7870 for roughly $310 - $20 rebate or 670 for $400 instead of $257), depending on how fancy you want to get).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150604
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
Get a better case (~$70 more)
Get a motherboard that can support 2 graphics cards in tandem in the future (about $35 more, but you probably won't use it). This would need to be paired with a better PSU (~$30-40 more).
Get an even better monitor than the one below.

High Quality 23" monitor (~$235):
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monitor/dp/B005LN1JEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340531626&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+2312hm

Best ways to decrease cost:
Don't overclock (get an i5-3450 & H77 board, skip the HR-02 Macho). Saves $103.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70543&vpn=BX80637I53450&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1048
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130648
Get a crappier GPU (not recommended if you're not hurting on budget).
Get a crappier non-IPS monitor. Saves ~$80-100
Ditch the SSD.
Edited by MisterFred - 6/24/12 at 3:04am
    
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post #13 of 16
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This will actually be somewhat similar to the combo build.
CPU - i5-3570k ($220)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1048
Motherboard - MSI z77-g45 ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130646
CPU Cooler - HR-02 Macho ($53)
http://www.amazon.com/ThermalRight-HR-02-MACHO-Thermalright-Macho/dp/B005ERSN7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340530306&sr=8-1&keywords=HR-02
Not needed until you intend to overclock.
GPU: Sapphire 6870 ($257)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984
RAM ($46)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544
Case: ($55)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC%2D912%2DKKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1048
A decent budget case. If you want plainer looks, check out the BitFenix Outlaw. If you want flashy LEDs, check out the Zalman z9 or z11. If you want to pay more for a "quiet" higher quality case, check out the Corsair 550d.
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 450C ($35)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1048
SSD - Crucial m4 128gb ($122)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60445&vpn=CT128M4SSD2&manufacture=CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY&promoid=1048
HDD - Seagate 1TB ($85)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1048
DVD-burner ($15)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
Windows OEM (non-transferrable license) ($85)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&vpn=GFC%2D02050&manufacture=Microsoft&promoid=1048
Total: $1073.
Core components are actually pretty similar to the combo - same processor, slightly weaker graphics card in this build above. A DVD-burner instead of a blu ray player. But it adds an after-market CPU cooler, windows, and an SSD, AND is $100 cheaper.
Best ways to increase cost:
Upgrade the graphics card (7870 for roughly $310 - $20 rebate or 670 for $400 instead of $257), depending on how fancy you want to get).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150604
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
Get a better case (~$70 more)
Get a motherboard that can support 2 graphics cards in tandem in the future (about $35 more, but you probably won't use it)
Get an even better monitor than the one below.
High Quality 23" monitor (~$235):
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monitor/dp/B005LN1JEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340531626&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+2312hm

Wow! Thank you very much! I will be over looking this build for awhile, thank you again.
post #14 of 16
Wait, vid editing? Scrap the 2500K and get a 3770K.
post #15 of 16
I thought he said gaming computer. You don't want/need an i7 for a gaming computer. For hardcore video editing, if I missed that, sure, an i7 would probably be worth it. By the way, if you're sticking to gaming on just your one 1600x900 monitor, that resolutions is small enough you don't need a better GPU than the 7850. The two more expensive options for GPU I listed would only really be worthwhile for a 1920x1080 or higher resolution monitor (or future upgrade to such).
    
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post #16 of 16
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I meant "light" video editing. Like making montages ect. And I think im going to stick with the 20' 16x9 resolution monitor.

thank you guys for the input!
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