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October 12, 2008 10:14:18 PM

Hey all, I'm replacing a very old system for an associate who does video editing for a living. His software of choice is VideoToster. The only guidelines I have is that there must be 5 internal drivers (1 System and the others arranged as a raid). These are the parts I am considering. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Harddrive:
(x1) Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
and
(x4) Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Video Card:
HIS Hightech H365Q512GNP Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

Audio:
Creative 70SB088000004 7.1 Channels PCI Express 1x Interface PCI Express Sound Blaster

Power:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case:
Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model

Mobo:
ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard

Ram:
G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1100 (PC2 8800) Quad Kit Desktop Memory Model
F2-8800CL5Q-8GBPI

Edit: Updated specs
October 12, 2008 11:18:49 PM

does video toaster suport multiple cores?
if so get a quad core.
I assume the graphic card has no effect on the work done, or you would have got something better.
that choice in motherboards is just pontless and silly. get a p45 based motherboard.
pretty sure you can get a deal with an Antec sonota and an earthwatts 500watt psu. your choice in PSU is even more pointless than your motherboard choice.

its like you were setting up for a super SLI gaming rig, then decided to put on a crap ATI card at the last minute.


I personaly prefer seagate drives,. their 7200.11 is pretty good. with 4 in a raid 1+0 you will end up with twice the capacity of 1 drive, so 500gig drive will give 1tb. you might want to look into the intel matrix raid setup too.
October 12, 2008 11:48:38 PM

groo said:
does video toaster suport multiple cores?
if so get a quad core.
I assume the graphic card has no effect on the work done, or you would have got something better.
that choice in motherboards is just pontless and silly. get a p45 based motherboard.
pretty sure you can get a deal with an Antec sonota and an earthwatts 500watt psu. your choice in PSU is even more pointless than your motherboard choice.

its like you were setting up for a super SLI gaming rig, then decided to put on a crap ATI card at the last minute.


I personaly prefer seagate drives,. their 7200.11 is pretty good. with 4 in a raid 1+0 you will end up with twice the capacity of 1 drive, so 500gig drive will give 1tb. you might want to look into the intel matrix raid setup too.


I have updated my part list. I havn't had the best luck with seagate so I think I will stick with the WD. I'm evaluating the quad core option right now.
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