I'm looking into building a PC for a friend who mostly does video editing with gaming on the side. I don't really know what would be beneficial for something like that, so I figured I'd get some opinions. She has a budget of ~$800, and with a quick foray into the PC part picker website, I managed to throw something together for $850.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: EVGA 120-SB-E682-KR Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($103.02 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.36 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-30 01:32 EDT-0400)
I was just curious how this would be. I'm aware i7's are pretty good versus i5's for video encoding and such, which is why I went with the i7. Beyond that, I am uncertain. She's also looking for quite a bit of storage. No overclocking and gaming is secondary. I'm operating under the assumption she can reuse her monitor, keyboard, speakers and mouse.