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February 7, 2010 9:45:25 AM

Hi,

Below is a list of parts I am thinking of getting.

The system will be used for Sony Vegas 9 platinum pro for editing AVCHD at 1920x1080i and for playing Microsoft flight sim now and again, oh and a bit of music creation.
I will be overclocking to around 3.8Ghz with Turbo off.

So could anyone give me any pointers please?...........................................
These parts will cost £1360 including VAT and delivery, I will do a bit more looking around for cheaper prices but the delivery charges will have to be offset against any savings.

For your info I live in the UK

Power
650W Corsair CMPSU-650TX, single 12V rail, energy efficient, quiet & cool, fully compatible

Memory
8GB 4x2GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 8, XMP, DHX

CPU
Intel Core i7 860, s1156, Lynnfield, Quad Core, 2.80GHz, DMI 2.5 GT/s, 8MB Cache, 95W, Retail

Motherboard
Asus P7P55D DELUXE, Intel P55 Express, S1156, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX

HDD x2
1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM x2

CPU Cooler
Thermalright MUX-120 i5 (Socket 1156) inc 4x6mm Heatpipe, 48 Alum Fins cooled via X-Silent 120mm Fan

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit, Single, - OEM

Graphics Card
1GB Asus HD5770, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/HDMI

Wireless Card
Asus PCI-G31 54Mbps 802.11b/g Wireless PCI Adapter, Low Profile

Case
Fractal Design Define R2 Black Noise Absorbing x10 Bay ATX Case inc Front I/O

Blu Ray Burner
LG BH10LS30.AUAU10B 10x Blu-Ray Writer, 16x DVD±R, 8x +RW, 6x -RW, 12x RAM - OEM + Nero

Thanks

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February 7, 2010 2:44:10 PM

if your building a Desktop PC, unless you have no option, you should get a hardwired network card. Wireless is always slower then a hard line. otherwise it looks like a balanced rig.

p.s unless you don't care about a slower internet connection. go wireless.
February 7, 2010 7:20:33 PM

steadfast1984 said:
if your building a Desktop PC, unless you have no option, you should get a hardwired network card. Wireless is always slower then a hard line. otherwise it looks like a balanced rig.

p.s unless you don't care about a slower internet connection. go wireless.


Thanks for you advice and will take your advice on board.
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2010 1:45:47 PM

Only thing I have to add is that you might want to switch the CPU cooler for a Coolermaster Hyper 212. That's one of the best coolers, and fairly cheap.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2010 2:51:42 PM

Why 8 gigs of RAM, 4 is currently still plenty.

Edit: Oh, and as far as internet goes wireless can easily use all of it. It's only local networking that takes a huge hit if its wireless.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2010 3:04:30 PM

False_Dmitry_II, it's a video editing rig, 8 GB is perfectly reasonable.

OP, if you want the option of being wireless, go for it. You can always use the motherboard's ethernet connection if you decide that wireless isn't working for you.

Your setup looks perfectly fine to me, though I don't know nearly as much about coolers as MadAdmiral.
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2010 3:06:42 PM

If you don't mind spending a little more, the Scythe Mugen-2 Rev. B is the best LGA 1156 cooler. The CM Hyper is just the best budget one.

And I don't know that much about coolers, but I'm just going off this article.
February 8, 2010 3:12:27 PM

rayandjoanne said:
Hi,

Below is a list of parts I am thinking of getting.

The system will be used for Sony Vegas 9 platinum pro for editing AVCHD at 1920x1080i and for playing Microsoft flight sim now and again, oh and a bit of music creation.
I will be overclocking to around 3.8Ghz with Turbo off.

So could anyone give me any pointers please?...........................................
These parts will cost £1360 including VAT and delivery, I will do a bit more looking around for cheaper prices but the delivery charges will have to be offset against any savings.

For your info I live in the UK

Power
650W Corsair CMPSU-650TX, single 12V rail, energy efficient, quiet & cool, fully compatible

Memory
8GB 4x2GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 8, XMP, DHX

CPU
Intel Core i7 860, s1156, Lynnfield, Quad Core, 2.80GHz, DMI 2.5 GT/s, 8MB Cache, 95W, Retail

Motherboard
Asus P7P55D DELUXE, Intel P55 Express, S1156, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX

HDD x2
1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM x2

CPU Cooler
Thermalright MUX-120 i5 (Socket 1156) inc 4x6mm Heatpipe, 48 Alum Fins cooled via X-Silent 120mm Fan

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit, Single, - OEM

Graphics Card
1GB Asus HD5770, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/HDMI

Wireless Card
Asus PCI-G31 54Mbps 802.11b/g Wireless PCI Adapter, Low Profile

Case
Fractal Design Define R2 Black Noise Absorbing x10 Bay ATX Case inc Front I/O

Blu Ray Burner
LG BH10LS30.AUAU10B 10x Blu-Ray Writer, 16x DVD±R, 8x +RW, 6x -RW, 12x RAM - OEM + Nero

Thanks


Hi rayandjoanne:) 
Here is what I built 8 days ago. You may find some info from what i did: 1) intelCore i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model $289
2) MSI P55-GD65 Intel 1156 i5 i7 P55 Motherboard, with the new Intel® P55 Express Chipset, supporting the Intel® Core i7 =$159

3)Kingston 4GB DDR3 (2 X 2GB) 1600MHz CL8 240-PIN DIMM, DUAL HYPERX $110 4) Zalman CNPS10X Quiet CPU Cooler $60
5) COOLMAX 700W ATX CU-700B 120 SILENT FAN, SEMI MODULAR CABLES $65 6) OEM RADEON 4650 ATI RADEON 4650 DDR2 1GB VA4652NHG1 $80, My total cost=$840
I re-used my old mobo, 2 hdd with existing Vista ult & Win 7 rc, dvd-rw. In my first boot, every thing works except that I have to update both OS. Updating was automatic for each OS. With Vista OS, I activated it by phone and explained to Microsoft rep, that I just updated my old cpu&mobo to Intel core i7 860 &mb-MSI P55 gd65. My system was activated ok. Runs very cool. I run and tested it on distributed computing with World Community Grid in Vista OS & Win 7 RC. All 8 threads are running with 8 work units. At 100% load in DC, avg temp =47*C all cores.
The MSI mobo has built in OC push button which you can use if you wish. I never OC. This is my 3rd MSI mobo and I have never had a problem. I also used ASUS mobo, but I returned one which I used in one of my other 5 quad intel cpu's.

joseps:) 
February 8, 2010 8:46:14 PM

Wow!
This thread was like waiting for a bus, they all came at once.......lol.
Quite a lot of info to digest.
Thanks all
!