Hey guys. I'm an aspirant director like I guess most of you are, and while I still don't have my Panasonic GH2, for which I am saving money, my computer is kind of falling to pieces (well, it's not that bad actually, only it doesn't fit my needs), so I'm upgrading it. I'm on a budget for various reasons, so I'm not trying to get the best of the best, just something to start, which I will upgrade as well, as time goes by. The pieces I am upgrading are the RAM, the Mobo, the Processor and the Videocard. My budget is of 500 dollars. What I wanted to know is whether this is the best for the price and whether it ould do a good job when editing HD. Thanks a lot. Here are the pieces I'm planning on getting:
Mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-H61N-USB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Trying to go cheap on this one, and it seems to fit my needs. If you were to suggest a better one, I'd prefer it not costing more than 100 dollars.
Processor: Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor: Electronics - I think this is arguably the best option for my budget.
Video Card: Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - I was going for the 550Ti at first, and the PNY Quadro 600 was another option, but I was told this is much better for all my purposes (which include gaming, since I'm an avid FIFA, PES player, and I don't have a PS3 or XBOX360). This is where I'd like the most feedback.
RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M2A1333C9
Cheers guys, let me know what you think.