Hi everyone, I'm planning to build a new pc as soon as possible. The max price is 2500$. It will be mainly for encoding video from dvd's to various format.
This is what I am planning to purchase:
- Processor - Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ
- CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
- Motherboard - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
- Video Card - MSI N285GTX SuperPipe OC GeForce GTX 285 1GB
- Memory - 2 X CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (PC3 12800) CMX6GX3M3A1600C9
- Hard Drive 1 - 2 X Western Digital Velociraptor WD1500HLFS 150GB SATA 10000RPM
- Hard Drive 2 - 3 X Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS
- Power Supply - Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V
- Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- Optical - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04
final price is 2184.80$.. after i got the first build, it was only 1800$, so i got a much better ssd (2x capacity and more speed) i got the 5870 over the 5850, then i upgraded the psu and case, and got better ram and 2x more ram, bringing me up to the total of 2184.80$ even so i still left 325$ for you to play with, so you cant really upgrade the build much more, but you could always get a better monitor (or a new one ) or just make all the peripherals be awesome (speakers, keyboard, mouse). then again, you always could start payments for a new house anyway...hope this helped
1. Same price, but you get USB 3/SATA III support.
2. That works.
3. Then get an equivalently priced nVidia.
4. VRs are retarded right now. Either get a 500 GB platter drive (Samsung Spinpoint F3, Seagate 7200.12 in either 500 GB or 1 TB or WD 2 TB only). These are faster at 1/3 of the price. The same priced was probably thinking it was the 300 GB version.
5. RAID 1 is better for data backup than RAID 5. It's a complete backup, not something that will need to be rebuilt. It's also cheaper.
RAID 1 is the most expensive option for RAID (well, other than RAID 10), since you don't gain any added capacity over a single disk.
RAID 5 is the compromise between data availability and performance. Reading data will be faster than RAID 1, but writing will likely be slower. If you're serious about RAID, and $2500 CDN is your budget, I would recommend looking at getting a RAID card. Don't go with motherboard-based RAID if your data is at all critical. And of course, make sure to take regular backups.
If it's not too far out of budget, you might consider adding a 4th drive and going with RAID 10 or using that 4th drive to expand your storage capacity if you stick with RAID 5.
Why do you think you need such a large PSU? Even a 500W PSU would be plenty for your system. I would go with the HAF 922 instead of the 932. It's only slightly smaller and considerably cheaper. Here's a combo deal to check out: