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October 23, 2009 10:28:08 PM

I want to build or pay someone to build me a very fast and durable PC based on Mac operating system. I have been using G5/dual 1.8/4GB DDR SDRAM...FCP/Dvd Studio Pro/I dvd... for video editing. I will use the new computer for HD video editing too, so I need a lot of space, speed without noise, performance, and overall perfect editing PC! Please, I need your suggestions. Where should I start? What is the best setups possible? I plan to spend 4 to 5 grand.
Using my G5, I am tired of waiting until Final Cut Pro finish rendering and Dvd Studio Pro/ i dvd authoring a dvd. Thank you for your input.
October 23, 2009 10:51:24 PM

core i7,6gb ram.a fast ssd, and 1tb f3 is your base(should be your base)
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October 25, 2009 4:32:03 AM



Thank you for your responses. I wish Ubernoobie explains me further and guide me where I can find these hardwares. I was thinking to buy Mac-Pro, however, with the same amount of money or a little more, I can have a better computer if I pick up the best hardwares and build it from scratch. I don't know, I might be dreaming, that is why I need your input and experience.

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October 25, 2009 4:39:10 AM
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I agree with ubernoobie, I'll save him a little time and post the parts here

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core $279.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop $143.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal $289.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC $99.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I didn't know whether you're gaming, crossfiring, or what your res was so I just made a general build to fit your "several grand" budget. The link in my sig has some questions that you can answer if you feel like this build doesn't quite fit you.
October 27, 2009 2:13:22 AM

jbakerlent said:
I agree with ubernoobie, I'll save him a little time and post the parts here

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core $279.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop $143.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal $289.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC $99.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I didn't know whether you're gaming, crossfiring, or what your res was so I just made a general build to fit your "several grand" budget. The link in my sig has some questions that you can answer if you feel like this build doesn't quite fit you.


Thank you for your response! I need the computer for Video editing. If you are familiar with FCP and Dvd Studio Pro., they need a fast and robust computer. I want it to be based on Mac. operating system. In the near future I will start to edit HD videos so I have to pay someone build me a good computer. The problem is beside sitting and editing I don't have any idea what to get or know nothing about super motherboards, video cards.....If you are one of them, I want you to sprinkle your wisdom on me, thanks.
October 27, 2009 2:57:08 AM

I'm a little confused by your post... If you would like to learn some more about computer parts, I suggest you check the 2nd post in the 2nd link in my sig and read some of the articles. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them. If you are instead asking whether I'm familiar with FCP and DVD Studio, no I'm sorry I'm not.
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