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Video editing / 3d rendering System (budget $2500)

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August 16, 2009 4:46:21 PM

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ASUS P6T WS PRO LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Core i7 / Xeon Intel Motherboard

XFX GX295NHWFC GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage
// (x2) 12GB total

OCZ Solid Series OCZSSD2-1SLD 120G 2.5

COOLER MASTER UCP RS900-AAAAA3 900W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER

COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG TOC T240 Rose Black 24'' 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support

Grand Total: $2,218.90



I'm building a Personal Video Editing/3d rendering workstation
Please give me your advice on what could be done better in terms of GPU / CPU / mb / ram
I feel pretty strongly about the monitor and the Solid HD but your suggestion is always welcomed
Thanks in advance
-Miro
August 16, 2009 5:01:20 PM

Welcome to THF!

1. You DO NOT need a 900W PSU.

2. Unless gaming (or using GPU acceleration (CUDA) if your software allows), you DO NOT need a GTX295.

3. Good motherboard and CPU and RAM. Do you plan to OC?

4. Depending on your software (how many threads it can use), you could build a 2P system with your budget. Please list software (MAYA, 3DS MAX,etc)
August 16, 2009 5:05:43 PM

Shadow703793 said:
Welcome to THF!

1. You DO NOT need a 900W PSU.

2. Unless gaming (or using GPU acceleration (CUDA) if your software allows), you DO NOT need a GTX295.

3. Good motherboard and CPU and RAM. Do you plan to OC?

4. Depending on your software (how many threads it can use), you could build a 2P system with your budget. Please list software (MAYA, 3DS MAX,etc)


thanks for the quick reply


3ds max
Digital fusion
After Effects

I'd like to OC but at the same time nothing unstable

Also I'm looking for a system that will last at least 1 year with no upgrade
August 16, 2009 5:19:08 PM

In that case, a 2P system makes sense, at least for 3DS Max.
Take a look here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
Just swap out the board to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Add your GPU (if gaming, else the 4670 is fine). Down the # of HDDs if you wish. You will also need 2x of these for 2P: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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