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Old October 7, 2011, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by MARSTG View Post
Photo and video Editing is usually a domain dominated by Intel chips. So in order to get a small footprint but good processing power I would suggest an Intel core i5 2500k on a micro ATX P67/Z68 chipset mobo, 8 GB of ram should do it, a 120GB SSD, 2 HDDs in a raid 0 matrix for speedy workspace and scratch disk, one large 2TB or 3TB, maybe even external for saving the work projects, and as video card a GTX 550 Ti should be enough, could also allow for some hardware acceleration for the Adobe suite. A power supply in the 450w-550 W should do the trick for powering the system, an 80plus bronze certification would be nice.
Did you not see my budget requirements of under $1000 taxes in.

Originally Posted by JJThomp View Post
Case: Silverstone Temjin TJ08B-E Wicked case i own one and I am very happy with it. $100
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68MA-d2h (good cheap mobo I also own one and I am very happy with it includes USB 3.0 and everything) $110
Processor: i7 2600k (video editing = i7) $305
Memory: Muskin Blackline Enhanced Frostbyte 8gb 2x4 gb 1600mhz CL9 $45
HDD: 500gb WD black (I'm assuming you will be needing more space for your videos so you can get 2 2tb WD greens as well however don't use greens as a boot drive) $44
GPU: GTX 460 1gb $154.99 before MIR
Psu:620W Antec HCG $66.52
Optical: Whatever is cheap $20
CPU cooler: Hyper 212+ $22 (Fits in the small case with the ram however you might need to be creative with your HDD cable management to have both fans on. However because of the inverted Mobo you only need a pull fan anyways)

Totals $980 tax in
Pretty good. Unfortunately NCIX doesn't sell that case anymore. It's listed as unavailable.
and now for something completely different

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