I am looking to build a new system that will be used mainly for DVD playback as well as editing VOB files and format conversions since I like to do alot of splicing with VOB movie files that will involve encoding. I am trying to find a balance of great performance without going over $1000, I'd much rather spend less but It looks like thats the area this is going to fall under without sacrificing too much on performance. My goal is to buy these parts over the next couple months so I dont go broke too fast. Any help and advice is appreciated and welcomed as I am a mid-level computer user.
Main Use of System: VOB editing and Home Theater. I need HDMI outputs
I did compare the antec 900 to the 1200 as far as cases go. and since I already have (4) 2TB drives almost full, Im going to need the 9 slots the Antec 1200 provides since I dont want to be faced with buying another case anytime soon. I'm filling up the drives at a ridiculous rate and have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
As far as the memory goes.....I think I will go with the crucial you've recommended.
I'm having a problem nailing down a MOBO because of my requirements. Since I will need to connect 9 sata drives as well as 2 DVD drives its complicating things. I prefer the HD's to connect directly to the sata slots on the MOBO and have the DVD drives connected to the PCI slots or something.
photonboy: Please excuse the dual posting, but it was suggested that I followed a particular format in order to get more detailed information on picking the parts. The info you've provided help me narrow down the video card I need, as well as getting close to a good CPU/MOBO combination. Your posting was definitely not a waste of time at all, if anything you and others have helped me avoid wasting money on less quality parts or things I dont need.Trust me when I say that your advice wasnt taken lightly as it pointed out some errors in my train of thought on what I needed to purchase.
gkay09: I was almost absolute about getting the Antec 1200 until I saw the NZXT Whisper!!! That is seriously a kick-ass tower.....holding 9 HD's at the bottom, then possibly adding another 8 up top using 2 cooler master 4-in-3 devices for a total of 17 HD's!!! After combing through the reviews it seems there might be an issue with cooling in the top compartment, but it looks like the complaints are coming from guys that are trying to use the tower as a gaming case. Since I wont be putting in dual GPU's and other such gaming hardware I hope to avoid this issue. So I've found a case that will suit me for a very long time. Thanx for the info.....NZXT Whisper here I come!!
^ Yes that is the issue that will crop up if you use high powered cards...but I see that it is not going to be the case with you...And also that case has foam padding, that might help cut down noise from the HDDs...
Good Luck with your build...
And as for posting double, you can edit your post so that you can maintain all your queries in a single thread...