Looking for a good editing system

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Within the next mounth)

BUDGET RANGE: ($2200 - $2400)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Editing with adobe cs5, Gameing)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an Intel CPU)



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I want it to kick butt)


parts I have already selected are as follows.

Intel Xeon W3530 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Server Processor

ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Kingston HyperX T1 Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory X2

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 012-P3-1472-AR Video Card

PLEXTOR Black Blu-ray Disc Burner SATA PX-B940SA-11

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W Power Supply

Thermaltake Frio Universal CPU Cooler support Intel lastest 6-core Processors - Retail
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  1. Could get an XFX black edition that's a bit nicer for ~40$ less.

    You could probably go with an AMD x6 and get comparable editing performance. Ram is expensive and mediocre. No more than 1.5 volts, preferably CAS 7/8.

    Could get a 470 for ~80$ less. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127501

    In my opinion get separate 1TB drives for input/output.

    Mobo is crazy expensive, GA-X58A-UD3R would be just as good for your needs.

    If you're looking to OC this CPU may be worth considering. 32nm, more cache, but it does have a low multiplier so you'll need a good BCLCK board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117234
  2. i7-950 would be better performance for less money.

    RAM wise a 6gb G Skill Pi kit would be cheaper and better.

    You can drop case to a HAF 922.

    PSU, GPU and mobo change as sp12 noted.

    GPU wise, I wouldn't use MSI though there are several other companies like Palit with similiar price. MSI cards are perfectly fine, but if there is ever an issue, their support is non existent.

    Do you really need a blue ray drive?
  3. Oh 1 other thing, the FRIO blocks 1 RAM slot, so if you buy ram with heat spreaders beware you won't be able to use all the RAM slots, and if you want to use trichannel, you're limited to 3 slots.
  4. ok i was looking at the i7-950 with the price drop.

    the gpu i had picked out had good reviews and a liftime warrenty.

    as the blu-ray drive goes im looking in to doing HD video and would like to burn to blu-ray.

    what would you recomend over the FRIO?

    i havent heard to much about g skill and some people have been telling me about ozc, crucial or corsair

    and for mobo hows the ASUS P6X58D Premium

    or the GA-X58A-UD5R
    or is the GA-X58A-UD3R just the better buy to save money
    pluse i will be looking to add another gpu in Feb
  5. Depends on your level of editing, but the Xeons also have the advantage of a much nicer IMC.
  6. i Film weddings, concerts, events, short story's a little of everything
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