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First BUild: $1k Gaming/Editing Rig, Would Love Opinions

ms41756
  • 85 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ms41756/saved/1ztX How would this look when it comes down to gaming and video editing? Let me know, thanks!

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  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Like the other guy said get teh 8350 if your on a budget, or get the 3770k if you have the money. For video editing, get 16gb of ram as well.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

If you wanted to plan on leaving the possibility open for Crossfiring your graphics card and having a great reliable high quality powersupply for nearly the same price as that OCZ power supply, I recommend this power supply instead: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750xxxb9

Its OEM is Seasonic the #1 highest quality power supply maker on the market. OCZ... well not known for its reliability comparatively.

If you don't plan on Crossfiring and are going to stick with one card than I'd suggest this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-supply-ppcmk3s600

Yes it is a OCZ owned power supply but to compete with higher quality market competition they hired guess who to OEM the guts? Seasonic.

Check for yourself ;)

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

Aside from this maybe take a look at the Cosair 300r it has amazing cable management and also for nearly the same price as others mentioned a 7870 XT would be far better.

You could also save some money on the HDD and go with a blue drive, the difference in performance is not noticeable the only main difference is the warranty, blue has 3, black has 5. Up to you though, either way you'll be happy with the drive.

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

For video editing/encoding on a budget go for the AMD fx-8350. It has double the cores the i5 does, and it really shows in CPU intensive tasks like video editing. It's cheaper than the i5, and offers at least the same gaming performance. Other than that though, looks good.

EDIT: Maybe look at the 7870 XT with the money saved by going the FX-8350 route? It's basically a 7950 on a 7870 PCB. Amazing bang/buck!

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