Building my first system and going crazy especially with Motherboard choices. Seen so many reviews my eyes are crossing. The big fears are actually my choice of all the components.
The system is mainly built for Photoshop CS3 and Premiere pro. I am aware that with Premiere the system configuration possibilities can go over the top for professionals, but my requirements would be so that for a 4GB avi file I don’t have to wait 24 hrs for the rendering; as well, a little bit of gaming of the Tomb Raider type is contemplated. (devoted fan of Lara Croft here).
If your not overclocking, the HSF that comes with the retail CPU should be fine. If you have enough connections, might want to consider a smaller drive strictly for the OS/programs, avoids hassles and angst when reinstalling Windows. You could save quite a bit if you don't need onboard WiFi.
As far as I know all Retail CPUs come with HSF and they also have a better warranty than OEMs. Check this out. newegg does not ship out of the US but you should be able to find this retail CPU even in you're not in the US
Right again on CPU g-paw. located outside outside rochester ny in cow landia. No problem getting parts. That motherboard business is baffling, any suggestion ? not much of a gamer but still would like a good board ; is it that the market better boards are geared toward gamers?
Yeah, retail would be the way to go. That PSU is overkill! You'll be pulling 300-400w MAX with this setup. Find something cheaper there too. Someone with more experience with professional graphics cards, would the fx 1400 still be recommended over a new gaming card like an 8800gt? I don't have enough experience with pro cards to be sure of the advantages. Make sure you get SATA drives for everything, I'm sure that MB only has a single PATA connector.
Yes, will probably go down 100 watts. I would still like to have some peace of mind since I am going to install some more drives I already have on the single PATA and on a extra Ultra Ata board I already have. Still Checking on that video card. By the way can you install a regular PC whatever card, on a PCIe? and thanks for taking the time to pass on the knowledge.