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May 31, 2010 8:14:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: June 2010

BUDGET RANGE: 900~1000 (for the tower)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video editing, Premiere CS4/CS5, etc

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: pccanada.com, newegg.com, ncix.com, tigerdirect.ca

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer the i5, and i7 probably won't fit in the budget, but if an AMD would combo better then I wouldn't quibb. Fan of Asus/GeForce but a lot of the configs here recommend 5770/5850... Whatever will perform better is great with me.

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't know yet

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case not of major concern, need to build a PC for my dad for video editing, mostly adobe suite cs4, cs5 soon. I've built gaming PC's but not exactly sure how this changes for video purposes. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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May 31, 2010 8:32:13 PM

Considering:

mb: don't know
cpu: i5 2.66GHz 8MB
ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
gpu: Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB
hd: Intel X-25M G2 80GB or seagate 7200.12 1TB?
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May 31, 2010 8:47:02 PM

Well if CF or SLI is a maybe, Asus P7P55D-E Pro meets that need, and it's one of the best P55 boards. Also, has USB 3.0 and SATA III.

As for the HDD, if you can't afford both, I'd get the 7200.12 (Samsung F3 1TB is probably a better bet). The X25-M is awesome, but 80 GB is really restrictive if it's all that you have access to.
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June 1, 2010 2:27:43 PM

Would it make sense to have both an SSD and an HD in the same case? Or should I keep a 1TB Seagate as an external? (What I was planning).

With a 5850, would it even make sense to get two? I don't know anything about ATI cards. Would anyone suggest something else SLI'd? Like 2x260's?

Thanks
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June 1, 2010 2:34:58 PM

Also do newer cases come with a slot for an SSD or do they generally need an adapter?
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June 1, 2010 7:42:35 PM

It does make sense to have them both in the same case. Internal HDD generally last longer than externals because externals run hotter. If you need an external, that's cool, but don't buy one just to have one IMHO. Some newer cases do come with 2.5" adapters, but many don't. You don't absolutely need an adapter, but they are nice to have. You can just lay the SSD at the bottom of the case, if you want.
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June 1, 2010 7:44:26 PM

ebgadassik said:
With a 5850, would it even make sense to get two?


Well, if you're considering two 5850s, I would just buy one 5870. Then, you'll be able to upgrade to a 2nd 5870 sometime down the road.
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June 2, 2010 5:56:34 PM

If you're using CS5 then you'll want an nvidia Fermi card. (465/470/480) or a 285. Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine is bomb. I have heard of people on forums using GTX 260 also.
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