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Old December 5, 2013, 09:50 AM
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How often do you render video? How important is it to you? If you do it fairly often (once a week, at least) then I would recommend a Core i7 in order to utilize Hyper-threading. If you do it substantially less, an i5 would probably be good enough.

CPU: Core i5 4670K or 4770K
Mobo: Any mid-range variant from ASUS or MSI: MSI Z87-GD65.
GPU: GTX770 - either from ASUS or MSI. ASUS probably has the best quality heatsink in their DirectCuII
PSU: something from Corsair, Antec or Seasonic. A 600-700W powersupply would suffice.
Keyboard: Totally up to you. Think you'll like mechanical switches? Look for something from Corsair such as the K70. More a fan of the silent rubber-dome switches? Logitech G19 would be a good choice.
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