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Help picking parts for a cheap editing rig.

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Im going to build a new PC in a few weeks, but I just can't decide what to get.

This is what I came up with.

Athlon II X4 640
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Corsair VS350 (is this enough?)
KIngston HyperX blu 1600 kit
WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
Fractal Design Core 1000

Is this solid? I dont need the fastest rig out there, I can wait for it to render. But do you guys have suggestions?
 
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MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Some Asus with a really hot southbridge 8500 GT @ stock 1.5GB something, Samsung & 'Buffalo', whatever ... 250GB Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
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Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
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Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
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Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
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Hitachi Deskstar 250 GB None Intel Stock & modded GPU cooling Win7 Home Premium 
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Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
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It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
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AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
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1TB WD Blue 7200RPM lol Stock Arch / Xubuntu / eOS / Win7 
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MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Some Asus with a really hot southbridge 8500 GT @ stock 1.5GB something, Samsung & 'Buffalo', whatever ... 250GB Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar 250 GB None Intel Stock & modded GPU cooling Win7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
MouseMouse PadAudio
It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Blue 7200RPM lol Stock Arch / Xubuntu / eOS / Win7 
PowerCase
XFX Pro 550W Core Edition Fractal Design Core 1000 
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post #2 of 6
Need a little more info to really help:

Price range?
What type of editing?
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Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 Pro ASUS PB298Q LG 25UM56-P 
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Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 Pro ASUS PB298Q LG 25UM56-P 
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post #3 of 6
^This

With a price range I am sure someone can throw something together better than an older Athlon processor. Maybe something along the lines of an AMD FX build. Would save you from needing a graphics card probably too.
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16 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Samsung Pro 850 256GB SSD LG BD Corsair H110i 
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16 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Samsung Pro 850 256GB SSD LG BD Corsair H110i 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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post #4 of 6
If staying with 4-6 cores, get a Phenom if staying AMD, otherwise the FX 8 core is a good CPU for workloads.
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1TB Hitachi Deskstar + 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7... Samsung DVDR/CDR Noctua NH-U12P windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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post #5 of 6
the Corsair VS350 will hold you back if you ever decide to get a videocard in the future, get at least a 450watt psu.

If you will use adobe premiere or vegas, the athlon quadcore will do fine.
I've used it before on premiere, and its good enough for 720p.
Get at least 4GB RAM.


I suggest 8GB RAM or more if you will use After Effects or 3d programs like Cinema 4D.
the athlon wont be fast enough for After Effects if you have lots of layers so go with an FX6300
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Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
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A4tech X7 710BH 
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AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
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A4tech X7 710BH 
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Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
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A4tech X7 710BH 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW CoolerMaster Hyper212+ with 2x140mm Deepcool UF140 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 / Mint x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Aerocool Strike-X 500watts CoolerMaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
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A8 7410 2.5Ghz Radeon R5 M335 2GB 4GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 
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post #6 of 6
Yes, if we could get a budget, I could safely suggest some parts. However, I can already tell you that you should be looking into an FX-6xxx or FX-8xxx if you can afford it. In real-world applications these processors will suit you best. Also, a fast hard drive (or SSD + storage HDD setup) is highly recommended for video editing and would still be great for photos. Lastly, as a user above recommended, 8 GB of RAM is a must nowadays, prices aren't too bad for a 2x4 GB kit.
 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
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Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
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