This is the 2nd part to how to build a home desktop computer that is suitable for HD Video Editing, Special Effects Production and Gaming.

Here is a link back to Part One if you missed it:
How to Build a Computer in 2011 for Fast Video Editing & Gaming Part 1/2

List of all the components for the build:

Intel i7-2600k CPU
ASUS P8P67 Motherboard
Coolermaster 690ii Advanced Case
Gainward GeForce GTX460 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card
2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance RAM 1600MHz 8-8-8-24
OCZ Vertex 2 Sata II 2.5" Solid State Drive 120GB
2 x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Disc Drive
Lite-On iHAS524 DVD/CD Player/Writer
Corsair HX-650W Power Supply Unit
Shintaro Card Reader
Antec Kuhler H20 620 CPU Cooler
2 x Thermalright X-Silent 140mm Fans
Nexus 120mm Silent PWM Fan
TP-Link TL-WN851N Wireless Network Card
BenQ GL2440HM LED 24" Monitor + Speakers
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How to Select Computer Parts for your new Computer ?

Since writing this article in 2011 and making the video tutorial below, I have a brand new article and video which will help you select all the different parts for your build. Please follow the link below. This is one of the best and most in-depth articles I have ever written and is defintely worth checking out !

How to Select Hardware Parts for a Desktop Computer Build in 2012


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    · 01:58 20/02/2013
    Hi Dex,
    Thanks for the excellent tutorials tutorials re the pc builds, they have really inspired me to start on my own rig.
    It is now some months since you completed your build and I am wondering if you would change any of the components (with hindsight and the usual spec.changes of today!)
    I am fast approaching "bite-the-bullet" time and would appreciate your current thoughts re. the components list and how your rig has performed.

    Best wishes,
    Bill Robinson

    ps. really enjoyed your video about YOU and your new home.
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      · 12:56 27/02/2013
      Hi Bill

      Apologies for the delay in responding to your message.
      I actually built my computer in the beginning of 2011.
      This was a great time to build a new computer, because Intel had just released a huge quantum leap in the power of their CPUs.
      Almost two years later, it is still performing above my expectations.

      I get asked your question more and more recently.
      So I have decided to make a new video about it, because if I start typing now this message will end up stretching to Outer Mongolia.

      I should have the video done within the next two weeks.
      As you may have noticed, I haven't uploaded any new material in over 5 months. So I have lots of people requesting all kinds of topics. This topic is near the top of the list.

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        · 21:21 27/02/2013
        Hello Derek,

        Thanks for the most welcome news, I look forward to seeing your latest videos
        and may stall my purchases to take account of your advice.

        Best wishes,
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          · 23:57 27/02/2013
          If you haven't already done so, make sure you read my recent article on selecting parts for a computer build.
          It is very in-depth and up to date information.
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    Chris Embry · 13:07 27/07/2012
    Love the video,One question i have is this.If you do not mind.,About are how much did it cost for you too build this system?
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      · 23:49 27/07/2012
      Hi Chris
      I built this at the beginning of 2011.
      In full total it cost $2200 Australian Dollars.

      However, this price means absolutely nothing now because many components are vastly cheaper now (like Solid State Drives) and manufacturers artificially inflate prices in particular markets around the World - Australia is ripped off continuously.

      As an example, Apple products generally cost up to 30% more here than in the USA.
      Strangely, the Australian Dollar is worth more than the US now.

      I am planning to do a new series of Computer Videos very soon.

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