Hey guys, I have been looking around for quite a while now and i believe I have chosen the best parts for video editing pc with in a budget of 2,500$
Use- I will mainly use the PC for video editing software, but also intend to use 3d programs for feature and professional films, no gaming.
Programs mainly used- Adobe Production Suite, Sony Vegas pro 9, Avid Media Composer 4.3, Nuke, Maya 2009, 3ds max,
OS used is Windows 7 ultimate.
Now this is my first build so that's why i need the approval of someone who knows what there doing, If any of you can give me any advice on how to improve this build or cut cost with out losing to much performance i would really appreciate it.
CPU: You're wasting your money on a $600 CPU. For the extra $300, you're not getting much of a performance boost. I'd highly recommend switching to the 920 and keeping a buch of money in your pocket. Or investing in an aftermarket HSF for overclocking.
HDD: The Samsung Spinpoint F3s are a lot faster than the WDs, and cheaper. They're also quieter and run cooler. I recommend trading it out.
Case/PSU: If you want to save a bit, the HAF 922 (a slightly smaller version of the 932) is also in a combo with the OCZ PSU for $130 after rebate.
Mobo: Highly recommend stepping up to the Asus P6X58D Premium for $310. It's extremely future proof with USB 3 and SATA 6 GBps ports.
You won't find a 1.5 TB version. If not for the data, get one for the "scratch" drive.
My favorite recommendation for cooling is the Coolermaster Hyper 212. It's $30 on Newegg, and one of the best.
The one that is considered the absolute best is Prolimatech Megahalems. It's quite a bit more expensive and you will need to pick up a couple of fans for it.
I don't know about any liquid cooling solutions, but a lot of people that float around here tend to say they're really expensive and not much better than air cooling solutions. I tend to think they're a little risky. I know I wouldn't want to lose a good $2,000+ because something sprung a leak...