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    Default My new hardware options - please critique

    I am building a new computer to edit/render and currently have 2 options - please comment/critique!
    Option 1
    core i7 4770 3.4GHZ quad core processor
    MSI Motherboard with 4 memory slots, USB 3.0 and all of the goodies
    32 GB of corsaire 1600 RAM
    120GB solid state hard drive
    3TB mechanical hard drive
    2GB dedicated graphics card XFX R7-260x
    Noctua CPU cooler with 2 fans

    Option 2
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 CA-PH530-B1 Black ATX Full Tower Case
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan X4
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

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    Your choice may also be affected by the video editing software and operating system. e.g "CUDA" and the video card.

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