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Old 07-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help with my build, so a friend told me to join this site and ask around. So, that's what I'm doing, right now here's the build I have so far. I'm not that experienced or smart when it comes to computers so I need help. If you could tell me what to change or do differently just let me know.

I'm trying to build a computer thats powerful, lasts a couple of years, and fast. I'm wanting a computer that is sexy, I can do some major video editing, and game on. I play Starcraft and World of Warcraft mainly.

I pretty much need everything, I'm doing a whole new makeover. It would be nice if I could spend under $2,500.

At the moment I have a 20 inch iMac, but it's slow and I'm having some problems with it. Thanks in advance.
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I need help with my build, so a friend told me to join this site and ask around. So, that's what I'm doing, right now here's the build I have so far. I'm not that experienced or smart when it comes to computers so I need help. If you could tell me what to change or do differently just let me know.

I'm trying to build a computer thats powerful, lasts a couple of years, and fast. I'm wanting a computer that is sexy, I can do some major video editing, and game on. I play Starcraft and World of Warcraft mainly.

I pretty much need everything, I'm doing a whole new makeover. It would be nice if I could spend under $2,500.

At the moment I have a 20 inch iMac, but it's slow and I'm having some problems with it. Thanks in advance.
Daaaamn, do you REALLY need a Video Card with 3 fans on it?!

Go for the Noctua DH-12

I'd suggest a bigger wattage PSU for that rig: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
'S nice and modular too.

You sure you don't want a SATA III SSD? It'll be faster than the SATA II one you have there: Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -Thats 120 gbs
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -60gbs

But I guess it looks good. Jeez though, overkill much?
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Alright, thanks so much. What should I take out if I'm overkilling it?
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Your motherboard uses dual channel RAM, you picked triple channel. Suggest 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 CAS8.
I don't do video editing myself, will let someone else chip in as to whether 8GB is enough.

This site's GPU performance list puts the GTX560 Ti above the GTX470, you can get this MSI GTX560 Ti Hawk for only a few $ more (after MiR and counting shipping).
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it depends on what software you are editing. if its photoshop, around 10gb is ok. if youre using something from autodesk, then keep a minimum of 12gb and 6 cores. you also might want to go with a professional gpu, not a gaming gpu unless you really cannot afford it or are going to play games on it.
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I'm wanting a computer that is sexy, I can do some major video editing, and game on.
Sounds like he is planning on using it for gaming, and is already $300 over his budget.

Knowing what software you will be using for video editing would certainly help people streamline this build for you though.
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Currently use photoshop cs5, adobe after affects, sony vegas pro, final cut pro, just stuff like that. Anything digital design related. I need it more for editing than gaming, and I don't think I'll need anything major for the gaming part of things because only thing I play pretty competitively right now is starcraft.
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