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Customize PC for HD Editing

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October 19, 2010 3:12:46 AM

Hi,

I do a lot of HD editing at work and my PC is currently slow. I want to stay with a PC and do not really know the specifics of the computer. My boss has said i can customize and build 2 new PC's for our work. We are upgrading to Adobe CS5 and Windows 7 64bit.

Any suggestions on Power supplies, sound cards, graphics cards etc. would be much appreciated.

What i have gathered from other forums so far is that i should have a:
ASUS Mobo - not sure what model
i7 quad core
6gb - ddr3 corsair
750 watt PSU
1TB - 7200 RPM HDD - any suggestions on brands?
1 500gb HDD
creative sound card - though not sure which ones are compatible with ASIO protocol

i am not sure on what type of case? cool master with 2 fans?

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October 19, 2010 5:34:35 AM

i'd invest in a branded psu, no brand psus tend to fail easily . lian li and cooler master have a great range of air cooled cases. i'd look at their range. if your looking for a 50$ case i'd go with cooler master. they have decent airflow that'll keep internal temps low.i've got a cooler master case and with proper cable management i've gotten a 3-7c decrease in hardware temps. the older case was generic though with 3 fan holes
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October 19, 2010 9:59:10 AM

i7 930
gigabyte-ga-p55m-ud2
MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB
8GB G.Skill 1600
Windows 7 x64
Corsair HX650
My harddisk Western Digital 2 640Gb Black Caviar on RAID 0 for OS then 2 1Tb on RAID 0 for storage.
I have a 24" Acer LED monitor
I have Abobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Premiere on it plus other software.

I'm planning to buy a new Matrox gpu.
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October 19, 2010 2:11:13 PM

How many monitors do you use?

Above build look pretty good, but go with 6GB RAM, and there's no need for a 1GB card. If you use 2 monitors go for the GTX460 768MB, if you need 3 go for an AMD HD4830 or 4850
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October 19, 2010 5:28:08 PM

dEAne said:
i7 930
gigabyte-ga-p55m-ud2
MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB
8GB G.Skill 1600
Windows 7 x64
Corsair HX650
My harddisk Western Digital 2 640Gb Black Caviar on RAID 0 for OS then 2 1Tb on RAID 0 for storage.
I have a 24" Acer LED monitor
I have Abobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Premiere on it plus other software.

I'm planning to buy a new Matrox gpu.


That build wont work as an i7-930 is LGA 1366 and that motherboard you selected is for an LGA 1156 processor.
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October 20, 2010 12:57:07 AM

We currently have a few computers that have a lec core 2 quad workstation – running win xp professional SP3 32bit.

MOBO – Asus p5kpl-cm g31 skt-775

Amicroe 2048MB PC-5300 DDR2 SDRAM Memory 4gb total

HDD’s – Seagate 3.5” 160gb 7200rpm HDD (OS)

– Seagate 3.5” 1TB 7200rpm HDD (storage)

Liteon 20 x pata dual layer DVD +-RW drive

Geforce 8800GT 512MB PCI-E video card

Wiretek 4 port USB 2.0 PCI Card

Thermaltake matrix 430w lack midi case

Benq g2400W 24” widescreen hdmi lcd monitor





We are currently using adobe cs3 and want to upgrade to Adobe cs5 and need a 64bit OS we were thinking of going to Windows 7 64bit. Basically we want to see if we can upgrade our current PC’s and how much it would cost and what you would recommend or if we should just build new PC’s?



The system requirements of CS5 are:

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 requires a 64-bit operating system.

· Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required

· 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7

· 4GB RAM or more recommended

· 10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)

· 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed

· 1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card

· Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance

· Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows

· OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device

· Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model

· DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)

· QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features

· Broadband Internet connection required for online services*
Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration

· GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS)

· GeForce GTX 470 (Windows)

· Quadro 4000 (Windows)

· Quadro 5000 (Windows)

· Quadro FX 3800 (Windows)

· Quadro FX 4800 (Windows and Mac OS)

· Quadro FX 5800 (Windows)

· Quadro CX
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October 20, 2010 12:57:33 AM

also have 2 monitors.
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