Gaming/Video Editing New Computer Build

I am not the most computer savvy person. I have decent knowledge, but nothing compared to what I read on a lot of these forums. I did a bit of research and came up with this build for my new computer. I will mostly use it for gaming, but hopefully will be doing video editing when I graduate.

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

Thermaltake Armor A90 Black Steel / Plastic Gaming ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case VL98521W2U w/ 850W W0319RU Modular Power Supply

Blu-Ray Burner:
LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM

I know I don't need the Sata6.0 or that much memory cache on the HD, but it wasn't that much more. Also, is there anything else that I need to get (minus keyboard and mouse) that I didn't include (e.g. thermal paste, cooling fan, etc.)? Let me know what you think and thanks in advance!!!
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  1. That might be OK for a serious video editing machine IF YOUR SOFTWARE IS MULTITHREADED. Otherwise it's not terribly good.

    For the same price you could get an i7-2500K, and that would out-perform the 6-core CPU in almost any instance.


    I don't think the Thermaltake case and PSU are such a good deal. Not sure who makes that particular PSU but it's not one of the better ones.

    Alternate recommended PSUs least to most expensive
  2. Ended up ditching the case/PSU combo and went with your suggestion. Thanks for the advice!
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