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Old 03-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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I am looking to build a gaming PC, desktop, that I would also be able to use for video editing. Editing is a hobby and hopefully a job once i get out of college. Gaming is just what I do.

So far, I have these specs:
1. Thermaltake ARMOR A30 VM70001W2Z Black SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
2. GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
3. COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
4. SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
5. 16 gig of DDR3 Ram
6. The processor hasnt been picked up yet but it can be one of these: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)
7. Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)

I think that most of it. Please let me know if you have opinions or suggestions
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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How much money are u planing to spend on that build? So, you're main purpose is gaming.. I presume you did not buy those components you listed above yet, right?
What monitor do you have?
Where are u from? Where do you plan to buy your new PC?
etc..
As much relevant details as possible.
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I have not bought any of the items. I plan on using my 39 inch led tv as the monitor. Under a grand for spending. I'm in Southern New Jersey, USA. Plan on purchasing from new egg and/or tigerdirect as well as eBay and Amazon. Basically online.
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Intel Core i5 3570K (OC it @ 4GHz for 24/7 use)
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
CoolerMaster Hyper 212EVO
2x 4GB Kintston KHX16C9X3K2/8X (no need for 16GB of ram, however, it wont hurt either)
1TB WesternDigital WD10EZEX
120GB Intel 520 (SSD)
ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5
LG DVD-RW
Seasonic SS-650AM (no need for that amout of power, however, the cables and the build quality will be of benefit for future upgrades/builds)
Lian Li PC-A05FNB(or some other chassis you prefer)


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That sum's up to about 1100$ at newegg.
This would be a perfectly balanced build, and is worth the money.
However, if you can't pay over 1k $, ditch the SSD, as you can always ad that in, and with prices going down rapidly each month, in a few month you will be able to buy a higher speed & capacity SSD than you can buy now for the same amount of $. That said, i still recommend that you buy one now.
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It seems like a nice build.
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