Adobe Flash Media Encoder Computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July, 1, 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $2,000 Before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Adobe Flash Media Encoder.

We have several video streams that we send out to the internet, ranging form 720p hi def to 64k audio. We are currently using 3 Mac Mini's, and 1 Mac Pro to Encode and we want to build a PC that will handle as much of that as we can throw at it.

The only thing this computer will be doing is encoding video, it probably wont even have a monitor, keyboard or mouse hooked up to it after the initial setup. So every part that doesn't affect its ability to encode can be as minimal as possible.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA



Current Thoughts on Parts:

Processor: Core i7-930, anything else I should Look into? is there something better specifically for encoding? Im willing to overclock, so if you think its necessary feel free to recommend an after market heaksink also.

GPU: Not sure about this, will having a decent GPU help Flash Media Encoder at all? I've done a few searches but haven't found any solid evidence that it will.

Motherboard: Im thinking the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, any better suggestions?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&Tpk=gigabyte%20ga-x58a-ud3r

Ram: Thinking 6 Gigs, I can upgrade to 12 if it seems necessary

PSU: Will something like the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W be able to handle it?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Case: Basic Lian LI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811112244





Not tied down to any particular brand or config, let me know what you think!

Thanks,

Joel
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  1. ^ You should take a look at the new AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - 6-Core CPU
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-890fx,2613-7.html

    Here is a config...
    AMD Phenom X6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

    RAM -
    Corsair 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    Mobo -
    MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130269
    - This has a pretty powerful onboard video, so if any discrete graphics dont have any advantage, then stick with this...and also you can add 1 later on if needed...

    Case + PSU
    You wont need 750W IMO...This 550W is of very good quality and should handle it without any issues...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.410787

    HDD - Samsung F3 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    Or
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    IMO you can build 2 of these with your budget...
  2. Exactly the info I was looking for!

    Thanks for the link to the benchmarks, it makes way more sense to go with the Phenom x6 for what were going to be doing.

    Appreciate your help!

    Joel Bell
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