Reccomendations for a new computer

Dell / Inspirion 1545
December 4, 2012 at 13:42:36
Specs: windows Vista home premium SP2, Intel Pentium dual Core T4200 2.00Ghz
What kind of system should I look for? I'm planning on doing a lot heavy HD video editing and some high-speed gaming. My mentality was leaning toward a hulking desktop that would be fast for years to come, but maybe I should be more conservative?
Please recommend some various parts, as I'm going to build this system myself so I can overclock if needed. The system should be under $1,250 if possible, but I'm willing to spend more.


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December 4, 2012 at 16:13:51
What kind of system should I look for?
The one with powerful CPU, lots of ram, and a good nvidia gaming v-card.

-Intel Core i5 3570K or core i7 3770K if u have the cash.

-ASRock Z77 Pro3




-Video card
GTX 660Ti or GTX 670

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December 4, 2012 at 17:00:36
I would look at the Corsair PSU linked below. Better fans, 5 year warranty. $10 more after mail in rebate. Rebate expires on 12/9/2012. Print rebate form from the same page.

I moved this thread to the General Hardware forum for better response.

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December 6, 2012 at 11:41:06
RAM: Was surprised at the cost of the ram. I went and bought a 512mB stick of DDR 333 at Fry's for 24.99 to give my P4 a leg up over my Sempron 3000+. 16Gb of ram for 81.99!!!! Holy smokes!
CPU: Niccceee.... :-)
PSU: Don't really care, just want it to be somewhat quiet.
Graphics card: I'm assuming the GTX 670 is better than the 660Ti?
Case: Again, don't really care.
I can go buy my own drives and stuff. I'll probably get a blu-ray burner, and regular DVD/CD reader (just to have 2 drives), a 1.5 TB regular SATA hard drive, and i *might* grab a 64GB SSD for my editing program to run off of. Aren't SSD's supposed to have faster access times than regular HDD's?
This brings my price to about $1,200. Just right!
P.S just got a new sig!


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December 6, 2012 at 13:20:14
The PSU I linked is rated better and has a 5 year warranty instead of 2 years. The Corsair has ball bearing cooling fans. The other doesn't say.

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December 6, 2012 at 18:21:41
At that price range, don't cheap out on a few components that might matter more than you realize. The better power supply will be worry free for a long time. A WD Black series hard drive will have faster access times than a cheaper and has a good reputation for reliability. If you go with an SD drive, get a 120GB model for maybe $30. more and you can load your operating system and your primary programs for the best speed possible. Then you can partition your hard drive for minor programs and the rest for storage.

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