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August 12, 2010 2:10:49 AM

Hey guys,

PURCHASE DATE: October 10-15, 2010

BUDGET RANGE: $2000-2200 USD

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing, Gaming, Everything else

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, headset, all that crap

WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY: USA

PREFERENCES: AMD/ATi **ONLY**

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: Future (Q1 2012)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

COMMENTS: I want it to be fast and I need a six core for bad company/hard"core" video editing :) 

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Professional Series AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial RealSSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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OCZ Vertex 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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$2,053.84 W/ Shipping

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August 12, 2010 2:21:22 AM

that is going to be 1 sick computer M8!
Can you help me with mine? 1000$ Starcraft Build, you have great input!
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August 12, 2010 2:26:21 AM

kolkim said:
that is going to be 1 sick computer M8!
Can you help me with mine? 1000$ Starcraft Build, you have great input!

Um, thanks ;)  yeah ill help you out ;) 
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August 12, 2010 3:18:41 AM

Mid-October is a little ways out there. You'll probably want to post again shortly before that to try to get more current deals.

What's the current total?

That's CL8 RAM, you could get CL7 for about $105, either Ripjaws or ECO series. Or you could spend a little more and get either Mushkin 1600 MHz CL6 RAM or G.Skill 2000 MHz CL9 RAM.

Interesting, it seems like RAM has come down a bit in the last day or two.

Do you really need Win 7 Ultimate? What features of Ultimate are you interested in that aren't in Pro or Home?

The PSU is probably overkill, as there are other 80+ Gold certified 850W PSUs that cost somewhat less. But at least you're not cheaping out on the PSU. :) 

Do you have room left in the budget for an SSD? Are you considering getting one?
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August 12, 2010 3:29:58 AM

coldsleep said:
Mid-October is a little ways out there. You'll probably want to post again shortly before that to try to get more current deals.

What's the current total?

That's CL8 RAM, you could get CL7 for about $105, either Ripjaws or ECO series. Or you could spend a little more and get either Mushkin 1600 MHz CL6 RAM or G.Skill 2000 MHz CL9 RAM.

Interesting, it seems like RAM has come down a bit in the last day or two.

Do you really need Win 7 Ultimate? What features of Ultimate are you interested in that aren't in Pro or Home?

The PSU is probably overkill, as there are other 80+ Gold certified 850W PSUs that cost somewhat less. But at least you're not cheaping out on the PSU. :) 

Do you have room left in the budget for an SSD? Are you considering getting one?


Oh, sorry there is an SSD i chose, i forgot to post it, updated.
Um, I guess i can go with windows 7 home ;) 
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August 12, 2010 3:31:54 AM

hcsteel said:
In my opinion I would try to get 3x2 RAM to take advantage of the 6 cores. Something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that is made for triple channel and that chipset, it should work out better.

I'm sorry man, but come back when you know a little more :(  AMD doesn't support triple channel ram at the moment :non: 
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August 12, 2010 3:34:20 AM

Pretty sure you don't want the 64 GB C300, unless you get a really good deal on it.

Up until the 256 GB C300, the OCZ Vertex 2 (not the original Vertex) and the Agility are pretty much on par with the C300s. And I say this as a 128 GB C300 owner.

Further reading.
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August 12, 2010 3:38:02 AM

I could get a 128 C300, but I don't really need it, all i need is my OS and maybe 2 games on it.
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August 12, 2010 4:16:20 AM

Thats it? No more suggestions? Well this sucks...
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August 12, 2010 4:21:20 AM

Your post has only been up for about 24 hours. And it's late night for most of the US, so you're not likely to get a lot more posts until about 7-8 hours from now.
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August 12, 2010 3:18:04 PM

More suggestions?
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August 12, 2010 3:31:00 PM

what are you editing on. what format also
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August 12, 2010 3:43:31 PM

1080p Sony Vegas 9 60FPS/30FPS
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August 12, 2010 3:52:34 PM

oh ok. ati is okay then. keep in mind n vegas you get no gpu acceleration. in premiere pro cs5, you get cuda acceleration, but for playback only, no rendering times improved.

so definitely no flexibility on i7 6cores?
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August 12, 2010 4:02:57 PM

no way am I spending a 1000 dollars on a cpu..
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August 12, 2010 4:26:45 PM

8 GB RAM is probably a good idea for video editing, assuming you're still under budget.

They really dropped the prices on the Agility 2s recently, it appears. As recently as last week, it seemed like they were a lot closer to the Vertex 2s.
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August 12, 2010 4:31:16 PM

I will upgrade to 8GB l8er if I feel i need it :)  what about the C300? isn't that a good SSD? Ill get the agility 2 if not..
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August 12, 2010 4:34:52 PM


coldsleep wrote:

Pretty sure you don't want the 64 GB C300, unless you get a really good deal on it.


Up until the 256 GB C300, the OCZ Vertex 2 (not the original Vertex) and the Agility are pretty much on par with the C300s. And I say this as a 128 GB C300 owner.


[urlExt=http://www.anandtech.com/show/3812/the-ssd-diaries-crucials-realssd-c300 said:
Further reading.]
coldsleep wrote:

Pretty sure you don't want the 64 GB C300, unless you get a really good deal on it.


Up until the 256 GB C300, the OCZ Vertex 2 (not the original Vertex) and the Agility are pretty much on par with the C300s. And I say this as a 128 GB C300 owner.


Further reading.
[/urlExt]

TLDR: The 64 GB and 128 GB C300s aren't good value buys. The 256 GB C300 is worthwhile.
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August 12, 2010 4:35:10 PM

yah they were. big sale going on newegg for the agility 2's. the 90gb one is already sold out. and the 120gb is pretty cheap for a high performance ssd right now, AR.

edit: the vertex 2 60gb is now 150AR =O
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550&cm_re=vertex_2_60gb-_-20-227-550-_-Product

the c300 has crazy read speeds, but has terrible write. but its cheaper. if you're not writing your video renders to your ssd, you could just stick with c300 for overall snappier performace, since it takes advantage of sata6gb. but not fully. and its about 25 bucks cheaper than the agility 2 and 5 bucks cheaper than the vertex 2.
but 4gb more storage

edit2: the c300 64gb is currently cheaper than the 60gb vertex2 and agility2. i would say get that one then since you have sata6b/s support
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August 12, 2010 4:37:49 PM

well all im putting on it is a few games and the OS i don't need high write speeds... read is more critical
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August 12, 2010 4:40:02 PM

The problem is that the C300 loses performance as the drives get smaller (as do most SSDs). Most of the benchmarks you see are with the 256 GB C300.

The Agility2/Vertex2 don't lose speed as the size gets smaller. Benchmarks for one size are pretty much what you're going to see for any of the drives.

More reading:
Anandtech's SSD Relapse - a good overview of the technology, but a few months old, so the product recommendations are a bit dated.
bit-tech SSD Buyer's Guide - pretty recent, good overview of the various controllers
techreport article on SSD value - recent, includes comparisons vs. traditional HDDs.
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August 12, 2010 4:40:24 PM

c300 then.

edit:

well what coldsleep said is true.

but your option is c300 64gb at 145,
vertex2 60gb at 150

both AR

similar read performance at that size, but noticeable write.

so its pretty much 64gb, cheaper, slower write vs 60gb, $5 more, faster write.
same read pretty much
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August 12, 2010 5:34:50 PM

OK, so ill get the vertex 2..
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August 12, 2010 6:08:47 PM

Well, put it on the list for now. If you're really not buying until October, there's a chance something better will be out by then. :p 
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August 12, 2010 6:12:10 PM

yah by october, this whole cart will have dropped quite a few bucks. just speculation though
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August 12, 2010 6:32:49 PM

Yeah ok ;) 
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