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Old July 22, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I am looking to build a Pc for playing the latest games at 1080p and also being able to video edit with ease for
a budget of 800 USD?

Suggestions for builds would be nice.
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Old July 22, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Will you be overclocking? Reusing old parts (such as harddrive, case, DVD Drive, etc.).

Intel Core i5 3550 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor - $199.99
ASUS P8Z77-V lk ATX Motherboard - $109.99 (after MIR)
Kingston HyperX1600 2x4GB DDR3 RAM - $40.99
WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD - $109.99
Antec HCG-620M 80+Bronze 620W Powersupply - $69.99 (after MIR)
Bitfenix Shinobi Windowed Enclosure - white - $69.99
Gigabyte Geforce GTX560 Ti Core 448 - $199.99 (after MIR)

Total: $800.63

EDIT: This is in Canadian Dollars, btw. Depending on price variations, you may be able to bump up the CPU to a 3570K and add a cooler. I'm not sure what the price differences are, and quite frankly, since I'm Canadian, don't care enough to bother checking US prices as well. But prices should be fairly close!
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Old July 22, 2012, 08:41 PM
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^^^Nice choices. Personally I would swap the case as I am not a fan of white, but otherwise I suggest following the above.
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Old July 23, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Do you need the 1TB desperately? It would be a bit more expensive...but a 60ish GB SSD paired with, say, a 500GB HDD would let your OS boot way faster...install games/programs/locate My...Whatevers on the larger drive.

Worth looking at
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Old July 23, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Not worth it for a 60gb really seeing as modern 1TB drives are plenty fast
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Not worth it for a 60gb really seeing as modern 1TB drives are plenty fast
Even a 40GB intel SSD beats out a Velociraptor 10k by quite a margin in tests...and a small SSD starts around 50 bucks...get one with good read/write and it is at least something to think about.

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Old July 23, 2012, 07:33 PM
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I always consider an SSD when recommending a build. I'm a HUGE proponent of SSDs and their advantages, and try to include them wherever possible. BUT, this guy only has $800 and wants to play modern games in all their glory and edit videos. This means we have to put money on a decent processor and video card more than anything else. I just can't see any money in the budget for an SSD at this time.

In the future though, it's pretty easy to add a 60GB (or even better, a 120GB) SSD as a later upgrade to give his PC a much needed boost in responsiveness.
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I have to agree with great_big_abyss, for 800$ there is not a lot of place to turn for playing games at 1080p and video editing. The new Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 has 1TB of space, a single platter, 64MB of cache and Seagate says will do 210MB/s read and 165 MB/s write, that is defintely worth considering as startup drive. A SSD can be added later. Also, it would not be bad to consider a used GTX480, they can go as low as 160 even on local kijiji/craigslist, or if you can scoop a GTX295, even they go as low 100-120 on ebay. You could also consider getting all the parts used, they don't have to be new right away. Also, 2 x GTS450 position themselves in between 470GTX and 480GTX due to their high clocks, so that would be another solution.
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