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5000-7000 build help pls

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January 21, 2010 5:03:01 PM

BUDGET RANGE: 5000- max 7000$ Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: editing video and some gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel for cpu amd for gpu




ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'll make money from this computer so i'll like somthing that is fast and reliable. I don't plan to buy another one in next 2 years.


HD x2






CPU I'll oc to 4Ghz

CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Pls help me choose right parts
maybe 2 cpu's? or one more 5970?
ty gays

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January 21, 2010 6:07:51 PM

SSD: Just get a regular SATA SSD. You don't need it on a card. You also probably don't need a 250 GB one.

HDD: 2 TB drives aren't very reliable. I highly recommend getting 4x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. That'd cost you $360 total instead of $600.

Optical: Do you really need to burn BluRay? Or do you just need to read them and burn DVDs? If you only need to burn DVDs, it's $100 cheaper to just buy a BR reader and DVD burner as two drives.

Case: That's a really ugly looking case. I highly recommend looking at the HAF 932, Antec 1200, or Coolermaster Cosmos 1000. All of these are a load cheaper and a lot better.

PSU: First, Coolermaster is a crappy PSU brand. Second, you don't need 1250W. You might need 850W to Crossfire 5970s. Stick to Corsair, Antec, OCZ, Seasonic, or PC Power & Cooling.

Mobo: Good board.

RAM: You proably don't need 12 GB of RAM, but since I've eliminated a lot of cost for you, get 1600 mhz sticks. G.Skill's PI Series is very good (1600 mhz, CAS Latency 7) and only about $50 more expensive.

CPU: Good choice.

CPU HSF: Coolermaser Hyper 212. It's way less expensive, and it's one of the best coolers available.

GPU Cooling: Unnecessary. The GPU already has cooling.
You don't need 2 CPUs. You don't need 2 5970s.
January 21, 2010 6:33:19 PM

first, let me mostly agree with madadmiral, and say:

SSD: get a normal sata one, like these:

get one of those depending on what size you want, 250 gigs isn't terribly necessary, but i would still get the colossus.

Optical: Agree, do you really need blu ray burner

Case: I have seen that case before, it is a good case, but added on to what MadAdmiral said, i PERSONALLY think this is the best case:

PSU: coolermaster isnt terrible, but i wouldnt be putting one in a 7000$ computer, so look at these:

those 3 are some of the best 1000+ there are, ocz being the most efficient, enermax being most wattage and connectors, corsair being cheapest and just overall good. all 3 however are of the highest quality, and any are good.

Mobo: Get the combo with that mobo and the i7 920.

Ram: +1 to PI series, but this is easily the best:

CPU: Obviously good choice, but might be worth the wait for the 980x and fermi.

CPU HSF: massive disagree...this system on air?! :pfff:  try getting a GOOD watercooling system, i prefer swiftech.

GPU COOLER: water cool it, but not really necessary.

and you dont need 2 cpus, but 2 5970s might be in your intrest, if its in your budget.
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January 21, 2010 9:42:20 PM

Agreed Pci express SSDs are overkill but that 770mb/s read looks awesome :love: 
January 21, 2010 9:54:03 PM

5970 + 3x U2410s + Eyefinity. For 5-7k there is no excuse. Especially for what you're doing.

Though if you really want to make a smart choice you'll wait another 2 weeks and pick up

2x 5870 Eyefinity Six Editions and run a 5x1 portrait with u2410s.... but that's just me.
January 21, 2010 9:57:08 PM

At that price point, you might consider getting a RAID card and doing serious RAID with 1 TB+ hard drives. Something like 4x 1 TB hard drives in RAID 10.

Since you're editing video, then I'd say stick with 12 GB of RAM, but go with MadAdmiral's suggestion for brand.
January 21, 2010 11:29:14 PM

why go with the pi series over the mushkin series, it has lower latency, and on a 7000$ build, i think he can afford the extra money.
January 21, 2010 11:47:21 PM

True. If money was no object (and apparently it is) I would pick up the Mushkin Enhanced Redlines.
January 22, 2010 12:10:36 AM

but over 1600 MHz does just about nothing, and im sure the timings and voltage on those arent very good, so i would wayyyyy rather 1600 MHz at 6-7-6-18 (how did they get it that low????), than what will probably be 9-9-9-24. and the best part is, the mushkin actually run at their advertised speeds, voltages, and latency right out of the box. also, not a terribly bad price compared to a lot of inferior triple channel memory sets that cost more.
January 22, 2010 7:09:30 AM

Ty for trying to help me
I'll go with yours ram, but can some 1 pls explain how does raid works?
about the case>i think this is a good case i saw it yesterday and i love it :) 
and what about 2 cpu's? will that make things going much more faster, 'cos i don't want to wait for 3h for one video
ty again
January 22, 2010 10:16:13 AM

Dual CPUs is just retarded. You'd have to get a lot of very specialized parts and most of them are not optimized for gaming. It's more of a server build if you try to put in 2 CPUs. Hyperthreading will already cut down on the video time.

RAID (or Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a way of tying together multiple HDDs of the same size. There are many ways to do this. The most common is RAID 0. It uses two drives, but treats it as 1 large HDD. This is done to speed up the drives, as data is written in parts all over the drives. However, if one drive were to fail, you would lose everything on both.

RAID 1 is the next most common. It uses the two drives to make one smaller drive. Everything written to one drive is also written on the second one, so it is completely redundant.

RAID 10 (or 1+0) is a combination of RAID 0 and 1. It requires 4 drives. It pairs up the drives into RAID 0, and then uses one as the backup like in RAID 1. This makes the drives faster than they are alone (and faster than in RAID 1) and gives you complete redundancy.
January 22, 2010 10:34:18 AM

well, then we have similar tastes :D  i saw that case, and as i already have a great xclio, i gave it a chance...i looked at the specs and was very impressed...8 expansion slots, 8 180 mm very good fans, TONS of drives storage, TONS if space, and very good build quality. The reason i recommend the xaser is because it is probably one of the best...i like the styling of the blue one (red ones are ok too) it has 10 expansion slots for lots of upgradability, made of better materials, cheaper, BIGGER, fits every mobo you can think of, not as many fans, but has much more potential, since there are 3 very well located places for more, also the TT fans used are very good, but you can swap them out for these:

so either of those 2, or the haf 932, antec 1200, silverstone (raven, temjin, few others) or the corsair obsidian are all good.

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January 22, 2010 3:23:17 PM

For an editing rig, it's not completely foolish to go with a dual-CPU setup, it's just a good deal more expensive. The CPU is doing most of the work during video editing, so if you're really serious about spending $5-7k, you could get an amazing computer.

However, I believe most people on here have a lot more experience with setting up gaming computers rather than video editing computers, so there tends to be a lot of focus in that direction.

In general, if you were to go with a RAID setup for video editing, I'd think you'd want something like:
1 SSD for boot/applications
a RAID card (possibly something with SATA/SAS and in the $200-300 range)
2 HDDs in RAID 0 for scratch/workspace
2-4 HDDs in RAID 1 or RAID 0 for storage/backups.

Or you could just go with some sort of NAS solution.
January 23, 2010 12:57:17 PM

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