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post #1 of 15
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Hey,
I'm new here. Me and my friend want a new computer. It should be pretty cheap, our current budget is at 800$.
We make Youtube videos, so we need to edit videos and photos and we do some gaming, like Max Payne 3, Starcraft 2, Minecraft, and Battlefield 3. Decent frame rates would be good, like 30-40fps. I might over clock the system, too, to get the heck out of it.
What do you think is a good PC Build for these Games/Video editing?
Thank you!
post #2 of 15
Do you have a monitor? or will that need to be included?
post #3 of 15
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-M Pro Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H)
Total: $778.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Hope this helps. smile.gif
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post #4 of 15
Here is what I came up with, this uses Nvidia's newest tech, Intel's Ivy Bridge, MSI's Best components, NZXT's no-compromises mentality, patriot will-not-fail memory, and did I mention the best Blu-ray burner on the market? This thing beats the build above in every level AND could squeeze in a sweet blu-ray player for putting your video's on scratch-proof high def blu-ray! I did have to get rid of water-cooling, but, you can still get a good amount of overclocking (not much but enough to warrant the 30 extra buck til you get a better cooler).

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127679
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220620
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
BD-RD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252

The CPU was the only unlocked choice, It allows PCIe 3.0 support in full, with no bottleneck! The Motherboard is Micro-ATX, but because of the saving with the silicon they put in better sound card (and it still allows CrossfireX, and SLI)! The Graphic card is the new GT 640, you probably never heard of it because while Nvidia was releasing their 690 (200 bucks more then this whole rig) they slipped this in the back door, this has new architecture, quicker speed, and can someone say powerhouse? Plus, FXAA works better on the 600 series then before, so ALWAYS turn the FXAA on, plus the whole PCIe 3.0 allows no bottle-necking! The case is a sorta-of in-between of quality and looks, it has a sweet window, plenty of fans, pure steel, and it looks like it will fit in with the rest of the parts! The Hard-drive was tough, I knew being a movie person space was important, and your needs screamed of no SSD help. So (and you probably have a couple old drives laying around anyways) here is Intellipower (somewhere between 7200-10000 RPM), quick, fast, cheap as they get. RAM, was tough, I decided since you got 4 slots you should only need to fill up 1! 8 gigabytes of RAM in 1 slot, that allows a lot of upgrades! The PSU was the best choice out there, plenty of power, plenty of connectors, this will allows CrossfireX/SLI down the road, so no need to have to upgrade! and because most Graphic cards sip power, this may becoming all you need for quad SLI one day in the not so distant future (pipe-dream or not, its a good though, you could get probably 3-way...). Last but not least, the blu-ray drive was a must, it allows you to put your movies on the best format! it can read regular disc's too, but now you just allowed yourself to produce any type of CD you want! and ASUS is known for quality products!



Cost: $780 (not including the large amounts of rebates)
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobwt226 View Post

Do you have a monitor? or will that need to be included?
I still have a monitor, but it's max res. is like 1280x970 so yah I need a new one with 1920x1080 best. An old HDD is available, so I'd rather get a new SSD, and I have 3-License Windows.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lapengu View Post

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-M Pro Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H)
Total: $778.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
Hope this helps. smile.gif
Thanks, it looks like a good config!
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobwt226 View Post

Here is what I came up with, this uses Nvidia's newest tech, Intel's Ivy Bridge, MSI's Best components, NZXT's no-compromises mentality, patriot will-not-fail memory, and did I mention the best Blu-ray burner on the market? This thing beats the build above in every level AND could squeeze in a sweet blu-ray player for putting your video's on scratch-proof high def blu-ray! I did have to get rid of water-cooling, but, you can still get a good amount of overclocking (not much but enough to warrant the 30 extra buck til you get a better cooler).
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127679
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220620
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
BD-RD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252
The CPU was the only unlocked choice, It allows PCIe 3.0 support in full, with no bottleneck! The Motherboard is Micro-ATX, but because of the saving with the silicon they put in better sound card (and it still allows CrossfireX, and SLI)! The Graphic card is the new GT 640, you probably never heard of it because while Nvidia was releasing their 690 (200 bucks more then this whole rig) they slipped this in the back door, this has new architecture, quicker speed, and can someone say powerhouse? Plus, FXAA works better on the 600 series then before, so ALWAYS turn the FXAA on, plus the whole PCIe 3.0 allows no bottle-necking! The case is a sorta-of in-between of quality and looks, it has a sweet window, plenty of fans, pure steel, and it looks like it will fit in with the rest of the parts! The Hard-drive was tough, I knew being a movie person space was important, and your needs screamed of no SSD help. So (and you probably have a couple old drives laying around anyways) here is Intellipower (somewhere between 7200-10000 RPM), quick, fast, cheap as they get. RAM, was tough, I decided since you got 4 slots you should only need to fill up 1! 8 gigabytes of RAM in 1 slot, that allows a lot of upgrades! The PSU was the best choice out there, plenty of power, plenty of connectors, this will allows CrossfireX/SLI down the road, so no need to have to upgrade! and because most Graphic cards sip power, this may becoming all you need for quad SLI one day in the not so distant future (pipe-dream or not, its a good though, you could get probably 3-way...). Last but not least, the blu-ray drive was a must, it allows you to put your movies on the best format! it can read regular disc's too, but now you just allowed yourself to produce any type of CD you want! and ASUS is known for quality products!
Cost: $780 (not including the large amounts of rebates)
Thank you very much for all this information!
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobwt226 View Post

Here is what I came up with, this uses Nvidia's newest tech, Intel's Ivy Bridge, MSI's Best components, NZXT's no-compromises mentality, patriot will-not-fail memory, and did I mention the best Blu-ray burner on the market? This thing beats the build above in every level AND could squeeze in a sweet blu-ray player for putting your video's on scratch-proof high def blu-ray! I did have to get rid of water-cooling, but, you can still get a good amount of overclocking (not much but enough to warrant the 30 extra buck til you get a better cooler).
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127679
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220620
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049
BD-RD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252
The CPU was the only unlocked choice, It allows PCIe 3.0 support in full, with no bottleneck! The Motherboard is Micro-ATX, but because of the saving with the silicon they put in better sound card (and it still allows CrossfireX, and SLI)! The Graphic card is the new GT 640, you probably never heard of it because while Nvidia was releasing their 690 (200 bucks more then this whole rig) they slipped this in the back door, this has new architecture, quicker speed, and can someone say powerhouse? Plus, FXAA works better on the 600 series then before, so ALWAYS turn the FXAA on, plus the whole PCIe 3.0 allows no bottle-necking! The case is a sorta-of in-between of quality and looks, it has a sweet window, plenty of fans, pure steel, and it looks like it will fit in with the rest of the parts! The Hard-drive was tough, I knew being a movie person space was important, and your needs screamed of no SSD help. So (and you probably have a couple old drives laying around anyways) here is Intellipower (somewhere between 7200-10000 RPM), quick, fast, cheap as they get. RAM, was tough, I decided since you got 4 slots you should only need to fill up 1! 8 gigabytes of RAM in 1 slot, that allows a lot of upgrades! The PSU was the best choice out there, plenty of power, plenty of connectors, this will allows CrossfireX/SLI down the road, so no need to have to upgrade! and because most Graphic cards sip power, this may becoming all you need for quad SLI one day in the not so distant future (pipe-dream or not, its a good though, you could get probably 3-way...). Last but not least, the blu-ray drive was a must, it allows you to put your movies on the best format! it can read regular disc's too, but now you just allowed yourself to produce any type of CD you want! and ASUS is known for quality products!
Cost: $780 (not including the large amounts of rebates)

Whatever you do, do not get a GT640 for a gaming rig...
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Samsung 840 128GB ASUS DVD Burner Corsair H100 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X Corsair Force Series 3 Seagate Barracuda 1TB Seagate Barracuda 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 128GB ASUS DVD Burner Corsair H100 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 
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post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bgineng View Post

Whatever you do, do not get a GT640 for a gaming rig...
Yeah I just looked at some Bench and it seems to be sucktastic except FXAA. So I thought about getting a 6850, 7770 or if I lower other components the 7850.
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snipercreep View Post

Yeah I just looked at some Bench and it seems to be sucktastic except FXAA. So I thought about getting a 6850, 7770 or if I lower other components the 7850.

I would definitely look into a 2500k with a z68 mobo. It'll save you a little extra to add to the gpu. Actually, this rig wasn't bad:
Quote:
Originally Posted by lapengu View Post

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-M Pro Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H)
Total: $778.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
Hope this helps. smile.gif
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Intel Core i7 3770k P8Z68-V GEN3 MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce X3 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X Corsair Force Series 3 Seagate Barracuda 1TB Seagate Barracuda 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 128GB ASUS DVD Burner Corsair H100 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Samsung EX2220 21.5" 1920x1080 Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 Corsair HX750 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite 
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Intel Core i7 3770k P8Z68-V GEN3 MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce X3 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws X Corsair Force Series 3 Seagate Barracuda 1TB Seagate Barracuda 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 128GB ASUS DVD Burner Corsair H100 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Samsung EX2220 21.5" 1920x1080 Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 Corsair HX750 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite 
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post #9 of 15
The Ivy Bridge allows no bottle-necking on the PCIe 3.0 lane though, and the 640 is future proof in the fact of FXAA, it allows Multi-Sampling be done quicker, so quality over quantity...
post #10 of 15
The 640 is not a good gpu. I'd get a 560 or 460 first


The first complete rig by lapengu is a much better all around system
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