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I have been doing a TON of research for months and I was really hoping to get some feedback on this system I am about to order from Newegg. I will be using CS5 Premiere and After Effects, AVCHD video, no overclocking or RAID, and hope to take advantage of CUDA and Mercury playback engine…

(1)Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930 $284.99
(1) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $209.99
(1) GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $219.99
(2) G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $309.98
(1) CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $109.99
(1) COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $129.98
(1) Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler $39.99
(3) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $224.97 (three separate discs for media, exports and proj files, and scratch/media/page file)
(1) Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $179.99 (OS and Programs…higher 10,000 RPM speed)
(1) ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor $189.99
(1) Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power $21.99

Total $1,931.84
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    There is an i7 950 that is not much more expensive and a little faster.

    Raptors are outdated. For the same price you can get a 90GB OCZ Vertex2, Corsair Force or Gskill Phoenix SSD which is a much faster boot drive.

    Seasonic has a silver certified 750W PSU for the same price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151101
  2. Excellent, thank you for the advice! I'll look into it now. Since I posted this I also upgraded the PS to 850w and replaced the 12gb memory (six 2gb dimms) to 12 gb with three 4gb dimms.
  3. Found the same thing with 850W... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151100


    Thanks again
  4. I looked on Newegg but can't find any of those brands that are 10,000 RPM. I definitely want my boot drive to be 10k RPM and it looks like my options are Western Digital, Lenovo, IBM, HP, Axiom, and Cisco.
  5. SSDs are not hard drives, they are RAM Disks. There is no RPM, nothing spins. They are far faster than any physically spinning platter.
  6. Completely agree with dndhatcher. SSDs are an order of magnitude faster than 10k rpm drives. Check out this article on the new VRs (from Anandtech).

    From the conclusion:
    Quote:
    While you are getting much more storage for your dollar with the VelociRaptor, a higher performance alternative would be to combine a good SSD with a 1TB drive. Using the SSD for your OS and apps, and the TB drive for all of your music, photos, videos and games. It's this sort of configuration that I use in my personal desktop (except I have two 1TB drives in RAID-1).


    If you're unfamiliar with SSDs, here are a few articles for an overview:
    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.
    Anandtech article about the C300's value compared to other drives
  7. I complete missed the SSD part!!! I am familiar with them and I definitely agree on what you have said. I will look into them now.

    Thanks again!
    Ben
  8. Best answer selected by Jacobson.
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