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I am new to building pcs and i would like to build a gaming and video editing pc with a budget between $1500-2000 (of course the better the best). Please help me. Know very little about making a pc. The best cpu, motherboard, etc. All help is appreciate.

Thanks,
Brian
post #2 of 18
For video editing, get a quad core cpu. I recommend a Q9550, overclocked. Also, you want a fair amount of ram, so why not go ddr3, corsair makes some good sticks, so does OCZ. For a Mobo, go a EP45T-UD3P, you cant go wrong with its OCing abilities. And for graphics, it looks like you can afford high end. The mobo is crossfire compatible, so why not go ATI.
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Oh, and for cooling, if you want to spend the money go water-cooled (do NOT buy a thermaltake kit). If not, get a TRUE (Thermalright ultra 120 extreme heatsink, the undisputed best air cooler around if lapped and coupled with good fans)
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I am new to building pcs and i would like to build a gaming and video editing pc with a budget between $1500-2000 (of course the better the best). Please help me. Know very little about making a pc. The best cpu, motherboard, etc. All help is appreciate.

Thanks,
Brian
Brian if you don't know anything about computers then you should first start doing some research. Find out what products are out there and figure out what you want to do with this computer. I and others can recommend parts, but if you don't know what these parts are or really what to do with them then that is very silly.
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Brian if you don't know anything about computers then you should first start doing some research. Find out what products are out there and figure out what you want to do with this computer. I and others can recommend parts, but if you don't know what these parts are or really what to do with them then that is very silly.
I have done some research i just been finding mix reviews about what is best for the type of setup i am looking for (I know everybody's opinions are different). And I am just looking for some help.

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post #6 of 18
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Brian if you don't know anything about computers then you should first start doing some research. Find out what products are out there and figure out what you want to do with this computer. I and others can recommend parts, but if you don't know what these parts are or really what to do with them then that is very silly.
^^^ this. Before you try and build a computer you have to understand how they work, how they are put together and how to troubleshoot their problems. For example, my current build has had problems that my pc-shop owned roommate couldnt fix, which eventually got solved. Just spending some time on this site might help, but you really need to do research.

If you don't want to do the research and spend the time, then go to your local computer shop with a list of parts that were recommended from here, and pay the fee to have them put it together for you. Trust me, $60 is worth it if you have no idea what is going on.

Good luck either way ^_^
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post #7 of 18
You're best of for the video encoding (as long as you use a 4+ thread capable program) with a quad and nothing less than a q9550. You would need probably 4GBs of RAM as well. I can show you a decent i7(this thing will tear through encoding) setup if you want but, there's no point to getting the best parts if you're not able to OC them.

Second Bebster's opinion if you don't know how to put one together.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core m3-6Y30 Intel HD515 8GB 1866DDR3L Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2, 256 GB 
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AthlonIIX4 640 3.62GHz (250x14.5) 2.5GHz NB Asus M4A785TD-M EVO MSI GTX275 (Stock 666) 8GBs of GSkill 1600 
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4GBs of Adata 1333 Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB WD Caviar Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 
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LG 8X BDR (WHL08S20) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Kubuntu x64 Windows 7 x64 
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Bodhi Linux x64 Acer G215H (1920x1080) Seasonic 520 HAF912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
N450 1.8GHz AC and 1.66GHz batt ASUS proprietary for 1001P GMA3150 (can play bluray now!?) 1GB DDR2 
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160GB LGLHDLBDRE32X Bodhi Linux Fedora LXDE 
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Kubuntu SLAX 1280x600 + Dell 15inch Excellent! 
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CoolingOSOSMonitor
Fanless Win10 Home x64 Kubuntu 16.04 (requires Linux kernel 4.5/4.6) 13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AU Optronics A... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AthlonIIX4 640 3.62GHz (250x14.5) 2.5GHz NB Asus M4A785TD-M EVO MSI GTX275 (Stock 666) 8GBs of GSkill 1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4GBs of Adata 1333 Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB WD Caviar Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG 8X BDR (WHL08S20) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Kubuntu x64 Windows 7 x64 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Bodhi Linux x64 Acer G215H (1920x1080) Seasonic 520 HAF912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
N450 1.8GHz AC and 1.66GHz batt ASUS proprietary for 1001P GMA3150 (can play bluray now!?) 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
160GB LGLHDLBDRE32X Bodhi Linux Fedora LXDE 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu SLAX 1280x600 + Dell 15inch Excellent! 
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post #9 of 18
Nah his local shop will probably have the parts 10% more expensive than Newegg and it probably will charge him over $60.

Anyways. Here is a basic outline for $2000

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202 Corei7 920 $288
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131359 Asus P6T $250
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231245 3x2Gb G.skill $130
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...007&Tpk=HX1000 HX1000 $269
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320 WD Black 500GB $75
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9043&Tpk=antec Antec1200 $180
GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150334 2xGTX285 $710
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5103055&Tpk=v8 CM V8 $70

Comes to $1903 before shipping
post #10 of 18
Why have you got him on an i7 for video editing/encoding? Why not go the quads? That brings the cost of the rig down as well, so you can grab the gtx295 or w/e.
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