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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- 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 & 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
12 gigs should be enough to do what I need. I don't do HEAVY video editing, but every little bit does help.
-- 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. 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!
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....