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February 14, 2010 7:25:35 AM

Hi
I am thinking about building a new System based on AMD phenom II X4.
My main task with the computer are:
a. simple surfing.
b. programing Java/PHP / other
c. Video editing. (Full HD encoding decoding)

I am thinking about this 2 Systems :


System1:

Phenom II x4 Quad-Core 965 Socket AM3 3.4Ghz 45nm Box

Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU Fan For s939,AM2,AM3

GIGABYTE MA790XT-UD4P AM3, 790FX, DDR3 1333, PCI-E, ATI CrossFireX, HDAudio, 1394a

2XDDR III 1333Mhz 2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G

2XWestern Digital 500GB 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA II WD5001AALS

GIGABYTE HD 4670 1GB GDDR3 DX10.1 HDTV DVI HDMI PCI-E

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gamer Black Case (No PSU)

CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Plus 600W 12cm Fan


price 3952


System2


Phenom II x4 Quad-Core 955 Socket AM3 3.2Ghz 45nm Box

GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H, AM3, 785G, DDR3 1666, VGA ATI HD4200, HDMI

DDR III 1600Mhz 2x2GB Patriot Viper II Sector 5 Dual Channel

2XWestern Digital 500GB 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA II WD5001AALS

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gamer Black Case (No PSU)

Golden Tiger 550W Real, 12cm Fan (24pin)

price 3125


price difference in USD about 213$ USD system1 costs more.

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February 14, 2010 7:28:17 AM

Do you think adding 213$ for system 1 will give me a big benefit or should I save the money for a better screen/ upgrade System1 a bit or other?
I'll be happy to get some help.

Sorry for my spelling (not a native).
Have a good day.
Eli Elfassy
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February 14, 2010 9:14:22 AM

What country? Israel? You should work on a better PSU if you can. Nothing in System 1 requires a 600W PSU. A good 500W would be more appropriate.

Corsair
Antec
Seasonic

Those would be 3 brands to look for.

Edit... and I see no reason for the motherboard in number 1, if the board from 2 is less money. The stronger the processor the faster your video editing... So that's your main focus.

You can also look at Intel i5 750 with an H55 motherboard, see if that falls into your price range as it would be the faster of the three by a bit.
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February 14, 2010 10:18:06 AM

Proximon said:
What country? Israel? You should work on a better PSU if you can. Nothing in System 1 requires a 600W PSU. A good 500W would be more appropriate.

Corsair
Antec
Seasonic

Those would be 3 brands to look for.

Hi,
Thank you for your answer.
Yes I am from Israel.

What about ?
SeaSonic 500W 80+ Bronze Active PFC 12cm Fan PSU will give me 500W.

I wanted a stronger PSU - - - > because I thought about adding :

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power consumption :
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1590&pageID=7094
OR
2. maybe: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/sof...
OR / AND
3. another Graphic card because GPU tend to work 100% load when Hd encoding takes place. (as I read somewhere).


i5 750 with an H55 system will still be 150$-200$ more expensive and will give an increase of 2%-5% performance. not worth the money.

Do I need a special after market cooler ?
Will the 1600 MHz patriot cas 7 work better than 1333 Kingston cas 9 ?



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February 14, 2010 5:56:43 PM

The PSU you listed is actually probably the strongest of the 3 :)  . Wattage labels can be misleading ;) 

If these processes are going to work your processor very hard and ambient room temperature often gets above 30C I would recommend a good cooler. Here is a great source for cooler comparisons:
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

For larger power draws such as yours one of the long-time favorites is the Corsair 650TX. It's a Seasonic-built unit, very quiet, and can take the heat.

Antec TP-650 is a newer modular design that is very efficient and also quiet.

The Seasonic X650 is the ultimate PSU with incredible efficiency, but quite expensive.

Here is a partial list of PSUs that might fit the bill... note the actual 12V amps and links to reviews.

http://rankedpsulist.dabbledb.com/publish/rankedpsulist...

A budget option would be the Antec EA650, possibly.

Given at least a 300W continuous draw and probable load spikes, combined with mission-critical operations, I believe you want a very stable and efficient PSU. Power is probably not cheap over there also, so saving 5% could be meaningful.
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February 24, 2010 3:07:45 AM

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