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October 17, 2010 10:34:50 AM

Hi there!

I am wanting to build a new computer. I do video editing, photo editing, web & graphic design, game & make 3d art.

Here's what I came up with, if you can save me some money or have a better idea, I would greatly appreciate your input! :) 

Case: $49.99 - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- I'm open to other cases, I just saw this one had A LOT of people's positive reviews & figured it'd be good enough.

DVD: $19.99 - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
- Dunno if I should get a Blu Ray ROM, but I don't really ever watch movies on my computer... That's why they make TV's. lol That & my computer chair is somewhat uncomfortable.

PSU: - OCZ Z Series Gold OCZZ850M 850W ATX12V 2.3/ EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Video Card: - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU & Video card in combo for $444.98 combo price & after MIR's 389.98 - Went with a 470, because reviews say the 480's have cooling issues.

RAM: $239.99 - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 998770
12 gigs should be enough to do what I need. I don't do HEAVY video editing, but every little bit does help.

SSD: $284.99 - Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2B/128GB 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- I went with this one, because from the reviews it's got fewer issues than some other less expensive ones.

GPU: - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
- ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Combo deal: $449.98 with combo discount.

Network Card Thingy: (I'm so technical :)  LOL)$89.99 - VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card

HD: $74.99 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- I would be getting 2 of these

OS: $269.99 - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Full, Retail (I want the language option of Windows 7 ultimate)


-- I don't know what cooling stuff I should get for it and I'm also not sure if I should do 2 460's or what. Trying to stay around $2000.00, less would be more, if you know what I'm saying. :whistle:  Would prefer no ATI video cards, because of their driver issues that I keep reading about..

Alrighty, I think that about does it. Thanks for your time! :D 

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October 17, 2010 11:47:37 AM

For a non gamer desiring CUDA/Nvidia i would say settle for the much cooler and not too shabby GTX 460? The higher end Fermis were, across several respectable reviews not deemed better buys than HD 5850/5870 with little gains and lots of heat/noise /high power consumption woes and those test set ups had rather roomy ATX full towers at times@@ The CM5 i wouldn't even hit for my budget gaming rigs lol

Also just the system builder's version of OS and for SSD just hit a 60GB Sandforce based one instead of that 128MB V+ Series
Btw best elaborate what apps/software u use for vid editing - Premiere via Mercury Play Back Engine allows one to leverage on GPU but Vegas for example is purely CPU bound so....
October 17, 2010 6:53:51 PM

I use Adobe CS5...

Also, I do game... I mentioned that in my post. :) 

Thanks for your reply. :D