I have only read one page of american gunner's thread I linked above...but I will real the entire thread in the next couple days, as I am sure it will be very beneficial to me.
I basically got sidetracked reading different things about a pc build like I am trying here. I seem to have picked up quite a bit...not hard to do since I knew nothing. Just trying to get up to speed here.
I found some site called pcpartpicker.com. Seemed like a decent site for me to try piece together a system, just to get an understanding of how it all stacks up in the end to a final price.
Well, with me trying to do both video editing and gaming, the final price shot to the moon.
But I honestly have no idea what I put together. I mainly did it to get an understanding on the price / value side of things. I just am not far enough along to fully understand the differences between higher and lower tier parts. I feel I have started to get an idea, though.
I'll show you guys what I accidentally came up with.
Maybe you guys could tell me what I would need immediately vs what I could put off later (so as to not be hit with such a high initial cost).
Irregardless, I need to find a what to trim off like $1400 from that final price of $2700 (I'm guessing I left off a couple items so it may have been even higher).
If I could get to $1300-$1400 (including monitor and peripherals), that would be nice.
(For example, I really haven't done research on how two of the same graphics cards compare to one better graphics card, but I will. A friend suggested I buy one now and in a year or two when they go down in price, buy a 2nd one. I initially thought that aybe the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card might represent a good value, I think at $475 after rebate, but maybe it is just not that great of a deal for me.)
I kind of get the idea that any old graphics card might do me fine for gaming for a couple years...but for the video editing side of things I might want to get a nicer cpu? So maybe stick with that new I7.
Regardless, this initial "price play through" is way out of my league. I'll definitely look into going with a lesser piece across the board. I'm so damn clueless.
For what it's worth I tried to build the same exact system on ibuypower.com and it seemed to come out like $300-400 higher, but I really couldn't get everything exactly the same.
Anyways, thanks again for advice, but I have a long way to go to get an understanding (and to get the cash...lol:p).
Any suggestions to cut this cost in half? ... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17nwc