New Build - VIDEO EDITING - i7 or Quad? Help Needed :)

Ive just sold my q6600 and 6gb of 800mhz ram and some other bits....

Im after advice on a psu, cpu, cpu cooler, ram, board.

The big debate is if I go i7 or go with a specced 9550 on a p45 board...

Ill be running two 320gb raid0 drives so it needs good raid controllers on the board, I want this as fast for video editing as I can get it :)

budget is about 700 uk but Im flexible, just want to know whats on the table :)
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  1. For video editing, the i7 is a no-brainer. Look for a high quality PSU from Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Antec, etc... For i7, look for DDR3 1333 or 1600 RAM that runs at 1.65v or less. There are some pretty good X58 boards out now for around $250 US. I know newegg isn't an option for you since you're from the UK, but I'll link a couple just so you can check out the specs.

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

    Here's some other parts to consider if they're available where you'll be buying:

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

    PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011

    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007
  2. why would you say i7 is a no brainer, its expensive and new tech... for the same price i could be getting the best p45 board and 16gb of ram?
  3. The i7 is much faster for video editing, it's worth the extra money you have to spend on it.
  4. is there any comparisons or reviews to show this please?
  5. just looked at the cpu graphs and it does come in quicker up to a 3rd on somethings... but the motherboards and ram is sooo expensive, wont a fully spec'd p45 board and 16gb of ram with a 9550 be better than 6gb of 3channel ddr3 and the cheapest i7 chip?
  6. 16 GB of DDR2 RAM is very expensive with 4x4 GB sticks. For a i7 build 3x2 GB of DDR3 1333 RAM at $145, X58 mobo at $185 AR, and i7 920 CPU at $290 would be a much better solution.
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