almost ready with ordering. Please let me have any comments on the system below. Main purpose is HDV video editing.
CPU: i7 920 CPU cooler: Asus Triton 81 Motherboard: Asus P6T Green CGU: ATI 4850 512 MB RAM: OCZ 6GB 1600MHz Hardisc: 2.5 TB 7200rmp (1TB + 2x 750GB RAID 0) Blue Ray Burner: HG GGW H20L DVD ROM: Lighscribe dual burner Power: Corsair 650W Case: Thermaltake V9 Vista: Home Premium 64bit Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM
More aboutediting system advice needed
Not bad at all.
Try to stick with WD for the hard drives. Seagate is a bit flaky these days.
You can skip the cooler unless you OC.
Why spend so much on the build and get a decent GPU, but not a better one? I would check out a 4870 (1 GB if possible) or even a GTX 260. It seems like a huge monitor and a lot of $ to spend and not get a better GPU.
+1 to the HDD suggestion. WD all the way (check out the 640 B HDD)
If there is going to be no gaming, then something that will provide smooth HDV playback, which these days is not much at all. I would suggest a HD4670, or an HD4830, both really arent too much and will be plenty.
Hey I like your build, Just a thought though you might want to go ahead and buy a couple more drives to build a faster raid array... With two drives before you know it your transfer rates will drop to about 100MB's a sec. HDV with run fine on that but as soon as your start makeing high quality graphics with alpha's and if you can uncompressed codec's your two drive array won't be able to handle anything. Trust me i just ran into this problem with a G-technologies extrernal esata raid enclosure (2x 1tb drives). If you can afford it put in some speedy drives maybe even 4 of the new seagate 7200.12s They are fast, cheap and run cool and quiet... Just make sure you give them plenty of burn in time. Cuz the 7200.11's have been iffy at best.
thanks to all, I was considering a better (GTX 260, + 65 Euros) and less good CGU and thought that with the 4850 I would land somewhere in the middle. I will also look at a 3x 500GB RAID 0.