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August 17, 2010 7:28:34 AM

1. CORSAIR DDR3 3X2GB 1333MHZ DIMM XMS3 KIT 1-3 t
2. Sparkle GeForce GTX460 / 768MB GDDR5 192bit/ PCI-E 2.0/ core 675MHz/ memory 3600MHz/ Mini HDMI+Dual DVI-I
3. ASUS S1366 X58 DDR3 SATA6 USB3.0 ATX
4. SAMSUNG 21,5"W 16:9 LD220Z MULTITOUCH MM
5. Samsung HD103UJ 3.5'' 1TB/7200rpm/ 32MB/ SATA II
6. Power Supply INTER-TECH Energon EPS AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz, DC 3.3/5/±12V, 750W, Retail, Passive PFC, 1x135 2-3
7. CPU Desktop Core i7 930 (2.8GHz,1MB/8MB,130W,S1366,Cooling Fan) box

Did i miss something?

computer is for audio and visual rendering.

Thanks for your time

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August 17, 2010 7:29:51 AM

algorytm said:
1. CORSAIR DDR3 3X2GB 1333MHZ DIMM XMS3 KIT 1-3 t
2. Sparkle GeForce GTX460 / 768MB GDDR5 192bit/ PCI-E 2.0/ core 675MHz/ memory 3600MHz/ Mini HDMI+Dual DVI-I
3. ASUS S1366 X58 DDR3 SATA6 USB3.0 ATX
4. SAMSUNG 21,5"W 16:9 LD220Z MULTITOUCH MM
5. Samsung HD103UJ 3.5'' 1TB/7200rpm/ 32MB/ SATA II
6. Power Supply INTER-TECH Energon EPS AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz, DC 3.3/5/±12V, 750W, Retail, Passive PFC, 1x135 2-3
7. CPU Desktop Core i7 930 (2.8GHz,1MB/8MB,130W,S1366,Cooling Fan) box

Did i miss something?

computer is for audio and visual rendering.

Thanks for your time


ok and i forgot to mention that GeForce GTX460 is sli 2 way
August 17, 2010 7:34:39 AM

By "visual rendering" do u mean photo/video editing? Double check if your app/software of choice takes advantage of GPU acceleration 1st before pulling trigger on GTX 460 SLI Audio encoding is 100% CPU btw
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August 17, 2010 7:51:09 AM

jess software suports cuda
August 17, 2010 7:58:23 AM

If you want a spec for video and audio editing/rendering :
-For rendering only, you can go down to GTX9800 for the GPU.
-If you still can afford it, more RAM is preferable, if you try to process HD videos, than you will know the real use those RAM.
-Multitouch thing is not my thing, you can drop the multi touch thing and get a monitor with better color room. You will need the color room more than you need the touchy touchy thingy.
-Find better PSU for example from Corsair.
-SSD anyone?
August 17, 2010 8:15:49 AM

ok its not for studio its for live performance. So i believe the multi touch will have some advantages. Also you referred to GTX9800 but i really go for 2 * gtx 460 because i need some massive parallel processing.
August 17, 2010 8:26:25 AM

This sounds more like for gaming machine instead of audio/video editing rig...
mwahahahahaha....
August 17, 2010 8:32:31 AM

so what to you suggest?
August 17, 2010 8:50:49 AM

See my previous post. GTX460 is indeed a nice addition...for games that is... :D 
August 17, 2010 8:14:37 PM

I am a bit concerned about the energon psu. It has only two pci-e connectors, sufficient for one GTX460, but not two. The power looks ok, and you could always use adapters.
It is not a brand that I am familiar with, so research it carefully.
Personally, I would stick with Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, PCP&C, or Antec to name a few.
I would go with the XFX 750w unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There is a lot to love: silver certified and modular.

I think you may want to add a oem cpu cooler up front when it is easiest to install. It will let your cpu run cooler and quieter under load than the stock cooler would. If you want to overclock a bit(and the 930 is an easy 3.3), then your overclock will be easier. You should be able to find a large tower type cooler with a 120mm fan for <$40.

As I understand it, lots of ram is most helpful to your uses. Consider a 12gb kit(3 x 4gb). That leaves room for expansion. Today, there is only a small price premium on 4gb sticks vs 2gb.
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