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July 1, 2010 2:53:22 PM

Hi everybody!

I have to produce several 2 hours long HD movies.
I have a budget of USD 6500 and configured the following computer at
Dell Precision T7500
Windows® 7 Professional
Processor Dual Quad Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5620, 2.40GHz,12M L3, 5.86GT/s, turbo
Memory 24GB, DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1333MHz, ECC (12 DIMMS)
Graphics Dual 1.0GB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 3800, QUAD MON, 4DP & 2DVI
Boot Hard Drive 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ and 8MB DataBurst Cache™
Hard Drive Configuration C2 All SATA or SSD drives, Non-RAID, 2 drive total configuration
DVD and Read-Write Devices 16X DVD-ROM
2nd Hard Drive 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200 RPM Hard Drive with 32MB DataBurst Cache™
Integrated LSI 1068e SAS/SATA 3.0Gb/s controller

Please advise if my configuration is optimal. Since it is a very big sum I am a bit nervous before placing the order

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a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 4:16:23 PM

looks good, and from what it sounds like you need the warranty coverage they offer, though if you don't nee the coverage you could build your own

though on a side note, how much are they charging for the Quadro FX 3800, because you may be able to get a better one online for the same price

EDIT: configured this system on newegg at about $4500, if you need the warranty it might be advantageous to stick with the dell, but shop around from other manufacturers to see if there is a price difference (probably not much)