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$1300 CDN - Video Editing Build

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August 25, 2010 5:42:06 PM

Hi all,

A friend wants to start getting serious with his video productions and ask me to put together a workstation. He already has the P6X58D
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223465/P6X58D%20Premi...

Want to make it possible for him to do HD video editing with ease. I've got a blu-ray burner in the build although I have never dabbled in Bu-ray ...yet.

The budget for the rest was 1500 and I put this together:

CPU: i7 930
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/227197/BX80601930/Int...

RAM: Corsair XMS3 1333
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/217208/TR3X6G1333C7/C...

GPU: XFX 5750
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222021/HD575XZNFC/XFX...

HDD: WD Cav Green
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225943/WD20EARS/Weste...

Blu-Ray Burner: LG BH10LS30
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225707/BH10LS30.AVBR1...

Case: Coolermaster Haf X
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/229568/RC-942-KKN1/CO...

PSU: Corsair TX750
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/166446/CMPSU-750TX/CO...

FAN: Hyper 212
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/218427/RR-B10-212P-GP...

Windows 7


I an not an expert with x58 especially with RAM configs, so I just went with what was in a combo from newegg to start. I have not looked into compatabiility of others yet.

I hope you all don't mind me skipping the template, its just a straight forward question.

Thanks!

Edit: Noob mistake, chose wrong socket type!
August 25, 2010 6:09:30 PM

youre going to want a better graphics card. look at 5850.

the haf-x is way more than you need. look at the mid-tower haf cases, or the 690 II.

also, lose the bluray. its not really worth it right now.

those price changes should even out.
August 25, 2010 6:59:36 PM

rainvie1 said:
youre going to want a better graphics card. look at 5850.

the haf-x is way more than you need. look at the mid-tower haf cases, or the 690 II.

also, lose the bluray. its not really worth it right now.

those price changes should even out.



Can i just inquire why such a high end video card is needed? There is no gaming being done, unless there is something very obvious about video editing I am not aware of that required this.

A full tower is what he wants :\ believe me I said the same thing. He has absolutely zero hardware knowledge and is one of those people who believes more expensive is better. Not my money lol.

I appreciate the input, but I was hoping to hear a little more as to the reasons why. For the blu-ray as well. I kind of figured if you are making your own videos, why not cover all the bases.

thanks
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August 25, 2010 7:18:00 PM

You could clearly spend less on the case if desired, but if you want the HAF X, who am I to argue? :) 

The only real question I have is on the hard drive. The Caviar Green will definitely work, but it's going to be substandard as a boot drive. Caviar Green drives are 5400 rpm, though Western Digital goes to great lengths to not put that in the advertising. You might want to look at getting a 500 GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12 for the boot drive, and then getting the Caviar Green as a storage drive.

I'd only pay the extra for a Blu-ray burner if you know he's going to be burning Blu-ray discs. A standard DVD burner should only be $20-30, while a Blu-ray burner is north of $100. I wouldn't pay that much for one right now unless you know it's going to be used.

I think you could probably go lower than the 5750 for the graphics card. A 5670 should be adequate, you might even be able to go lower.

In theory, if you got a smaller/less expensive case, lost the Blu-ray burner, and went with a smaller graphics card, you could probably afford a 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2/Agility 2/Mushkin Callisto/G.Skill Phoenix Pro/Corsair Force SSD.
August 25, 2010 7:24:30 PM

I would suggest a RAID 0+1 config, since you will have lots of data ( hence raid 1, to make sure you dont loose it) which you will need to access quickly( hence the raid 0).
so you will need 4 HDD's in total.
!