I recently stumbled on this site and the youtube page, and I've gotten the itch to build my first PC. I took the build here: https://teksyndicate.com/videos/build-best-gaming-pc-1850-january-2013 and updated it slightly.
Budget: Up to $2500
Uses: Running highest end games in at least 60fps at 1080p with heavy video editing. Connecting mulitple USB 3.0 (2 LaCie Minumus 2TB, 1 LaCie Minumus 3TB, 1 Seagate GoFlex Desk 2TB) watching .MKV and .TS videos in 1080p at 60fps on VLC on Windows 7.
Current Set Up:
1st Generation HP Envy 17" Laptop
i7 720Q 1.6ghz Quad Core
ATI Raedeon 5850
Intel 520 240gb SSD (Added myself)
Connected to 40" Sony KDL-40EX500 LCD TV via HDMI
Sitting on top of Coolermaster Strikeforce Cooling Pad with 2 140" fans (If not used laptop shuts down from extreme heat within 5 minutes)
Lately I'm getting a lot of random shutdowns whenever I have several tabs open in Chrome, starting up goes to the black screen with the automatic countdown to start windows normally. Watching 720p .MKV and .TS files end up skipping and slowing down, scrubbing back or forward takes a long time.
(Please forgive me for not using Part Picker, a number of items weren't on there yet, like the mobo, graphics card, processor,
i7 4770k 3.5ghz
EVGA GTX 770 Classified 4gb DDR5 & ATX Cooling
Kingston Hyper X Beast 16gb (8gb x2) 2400mhz RAM
Asus Z87 Deluxe/Dual LGA 1150 w/ 2 Thunderbolt Ports (Really want)
NZXT Kraken X60 Liquid Cooler
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD
NZXT HALE90 850W 80 Gold Plus Power Supply
NZXT Phanton 820 Case
Asus BW-121ST Blu Ray Burner