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If he does lots of encoding then that i7 is well worth it more ram will also be useful he may even benefit from slightly faster memory in this case. but will want at least 8g I expect.

Why are you so stuck on the case man? see you have a 902 already not tempted to try a different box and see how it differs? every pc i build for a friend has a different case always interesting to see what features they have and whether i like them
Stuck on the case because he wanted a gaming case with Blue LEDs. I have never had an issue with the 900 or 902 for that matter out of dozens of PCs I have built. It is a durable steel case with great air flow. It has exactly what he wants. I am not going to change it.

I am going to upgrade to 8GB ram. I might make another minor change or two.
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Overclocking is technically not "free" performance. You have to purchase the necessary cooling equipment to be able to overclock in the first place, so you are atleast throwing out like $25 for a 212+ to get up a GHz.

ONTOPIC GENTLEMEN

Get a 2500K. Like someone said earlier, unless you know you need it, you dont need it.

I wouldn't go Corsair for RAM personally, but 8 CAS at $55 is not bad at all.

Change the Black for a Spinpoint F3. Cheaper and better.

Everything else looks great.
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He will be using this rig for video editing, gaming, and normal web browsing. I'm thinking about upping the ram to 8GB because he does so much video encoding.

We are keeping the 2600K and not switching to the 2500K.

We are not going the ATI route so the 6XXX series is out of the question. This is an intel/nvidia build.

Not changing the case so please stop suggesting it.

I might change one more thing but this looks about right.
Should have told us about the video encoding. The 2600K fits the bill then. Only other thing to change is the hard drive.
Get the Samsung F3 1TB. Faster and Cheaper. 8gb of memory isn't going to hurt either if you have extra money. SSD might be beneficial for OS if you still have more money to blow.
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Changed ram to 8gb, changed HDD to spinpoint.
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Stuck on the case because he wanted a gaming case with Blue LEDs. I have never had an issue with the 900 or 902 for that matter out of dozens of PCs I have built. It is a durable steel case with great air flow. It has exactly what he wants. I am not going to change it.

I am going to upgrade to 8GB ram. I might make another minor change or two.
Plenty of ''gaming cases with blue leds''

w/e though. everyone knows you're wasting his money on that case, about 99% of the OCN community would agree with me. You're stuck with that case b/c u havent experienced anything new, so you're assuming the 900 is a bomb case, but in truth, it's not.

Samsung just sold it's HDD division to seagate. Idk how that's going to influence future RMA's if that happens, but chances of it failing are slim.

U can even up it go 16gb ram b/c it's cheap...but u can save that for the future. I assume the 8 gb will be 2 x 4gb sticks.

but here's the thing. Since he encodes video, Z68 will be the best choice because of the Quicksync options which encodes vids faster than a 580 does.
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