I have been thinking about this more. I want a good quality computer for a
Intel Core i7 2600k ($260 from microcenter) or i7 2700k ($280 from there)
($97 from newegg or amazon)
something around $100-120
(saves money from $160 3TB seagate barracuda I was going to get)
Boot drive (128GB):
Crucial M4. It's $140. Going to look for sales hopefully as low as $100
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
($130 on Newegg)
CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
($68 on microcenter after rebate, $88 before)
Micro Center - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower ATX Computer Case RC-692-KKN2
Power supply (650W):
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
($80 from newegg)
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!
($18 from newegg)
Micro Center - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler RR-B10-212P-G1
($20 from microcenter)
7850 2 GB
about $270 or so
I am trying to find a good 2TB harddrive as low as possible in price. I know
this one Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
050412-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22148681-L0B is $110 at newegg right
now, but a lot of people seem to have problems with it.
I have gone to looking at a much cheaper motherboard. Some of my friends
recommended ASRock to me. Is this a good motherboard for my build?
I was originally going to go with a HAF 922 or something like that, but I
saw that the CM 690 II is on sale. I have heard good things about it.
The part I am least sure about is the graphics card. Lately, I have been
thinking a 7850. I do not want to go overboard on price.
With all these parts, it would be around $1200.
Another HUGE question I have is this: how big is the benefit of the i7's
hyperthreading in video editing. That is one of the uses for my build. I
have found a z77 board (Z77 Pro4-M) and i5 3570k that I can get together for
$250 from microcenter (saves about $145 there)
Micro Center - ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 1155 mATX Intel Motherboard 380923
Micro Center - Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor 407627
If I went this route instead of the i7 and ASRock z68, this build would be