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November 5, 2010 11:00:00 AM

Hey Guys -

First, I'd like to thank the previous posters for responding to my first question for video rendering! Really helped and definitely saved me a ton of money and frustration! Thank you! :) 

I've come up with a new build, and I'd like to know what you guys think...

Again, this is for video rendering/exporting.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - $229.00
MOBO: Asus M4A79T AM3 - $149.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) - $179.99
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $29.99
HDD: WD 1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0/s 3.5" Bare Drive - $87.99
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 - $64.99
GPU: nVidia GTX 470 - $269.99
DVD: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R - $16.99
CASE: Rosewill Challenger - $54.99
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound- OEM - $9.99

Again, the reason I chose that specific video card is because it's the only one I could find that's compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5's Mercury Engine that apparently increases productivity along with video rendering/exporting - so my heart is set on that!

I tried to make sure that everything is compatible, but I'm not positive. I wasn't sure whether to get 4x2gb of ram or 2x4gb but I assumed 2x4gb is best. I also was told that with my previous setup (an i7 with lga1366 I think it's called - I would want triple channel ram, not dual, and wasn't sure if with the AMD setup I would need triple. I assumed dual because of the lack of triple choices?)

Also not too sure about my power supply or HDD. I'm assuming they're up to par but again, not sure.

It looks like the total came out to $1,093.91 before shipping and any rebates.

Lastly, I feel like I'm missing something. All of the above listed things is everything I'll be ordering. Oh yes, the operating system! Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - crap! Add that to the cost! :pfff: 

Am I missing anything else?

Thank you so much!

Jennifer

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November 5, 2010 11:03:57 AM

1. With global price cuts and if u comfy with some clocking sonsider $179 1055T?

2. No CF no need for a high end 790FX...in fact i'd hit an entry level 870/SB 850 as 700 series requires a mandatory BIOS update to run the X6


Points 1 & 2 consolidated via combo suggestion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

3. GPU
How to Unlock Adobe Premiere CS5 to use almost any NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA acceleration.
Updated on 11/03/10
http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5....

The higher end Fermis are too power guzzling/hot to be clear cut good buys so consider a GTX 460 1GB/256bit like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 5, 2010 11:33:03 AM

batuchka said:
1. With global price cuts and if u comfy with some clocking sonsider $179 1055T?

2. No CF no need for a high end 790FX...in fact i'd hit an entry level 870/SB 850 as 700 series requires a mandatory BIOS update to run the X6


Points 1 & 2 consolidated via combo suggestion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

3. GPU
How to Unlock Adobe Premiere CS5 to use almost any NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA acceleration.
Updated on 11/03/10
http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5....

The higher end Fermis are too power guzzling/hot to be clear cut good buys so consider a GTX 460 1GB/256bit like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the response!

A few questions:

1. What does "No CF" mean?

2. blackjellognomes also recommended the 1055T and would probably back up your combo recommendation. I wish I could see the export times between the build I listed and the one you're recommending, cause I'm so use to making poor decisions about this stuff and regretting it later.

CPU Benchmark Tests

Another thing is that my friend has the i7-920 and that's above the 1055T on that list! I can't let him beat me, can I!?

I'll take a look at your other recommendations too and then post an update tomorrow and make a final decision.

Thank you so much!
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November 5, 2010 12:01:28 PM

1) No CF=no crossfire. since you won't be doing Crossfire (and really *can't* do SLI on good AMD boards -- all SLI boards are 1-2 generations old), you don't need a 790/890 board. A single-x16 slot board like the 785/880 or an 16x/4x board like the 870/770s is all you need

2) the 1055T is at $179 and the 1090T is $229. For some reason Newegg didn't put the 1075T (the one halfway in between those two) on sale as well, and its still at $239 instead of $199 as the other prices suggest. The 1090t runs about 14% faster than the 1055t. Usually I'd recommend the 1075t as a 'split the difference' as it overclocks better than either of the other two, but not at this pricing. I'd stick with the 1090t for now.

the i7-920 performs better on benchmarks, but NOT in real world performance. the 6-core AMDs will do much better in rendering and encoding.

since you'll be neeing teh CUDA processing, stick with the 470 for now.



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November 5, 2010 12:09:37 PM

I wanna add :
1. If you are not OCing, you can drop the after market cooler.
2.Get PSU from a better brand : Corsair, Antec, Tagan, Silverstone, Seasonic, or PPC
3. If you still has some budget room, you can consider getting an SSD. (not a must)
4. AMD at this moment is not running tripple channel RAM.
5. +1 for non-XFire-able mobo.
6. +1 for 1055T.
7. +1 for GTX460.
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November 5, 2010 12:39:01 PM

I concur with all the other posters here.

If you're anywhere remotely close to a Micro Center. Go there for excellent deals on your CPU/MOBO/HDD/HSF. You'd be looking at over $100 in savings than ordering from newegg. And they price match too but you'd still have to pay tax so just see if tax or shipping is cheaper and go with the cheaper one since newegg doesn't tax unless you're in California.

Also, look into the combo deals they have at newegg. That's potential savings as well. Its a good idea to do when you're buying many parts from there at once.

You don't really need the thermal conpound, the HSF should already have some applied to it. If you are set on the Arctic Silver though and know any computer geeks who build a lot of PCs, go borrow some from them for a $10 savings.
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November 5, 2010 1:17:29 PM

kureme said:

You don't really need the thermal conpound, the HSF should already have some applied to it. If you are set on the Arctic Silver though and know any computer geeks who build a lot of PCs, go borrow some from them for a $10 savings.


Well it doesn't come APPLIED but I believe it does come with it.
but I don't think its very good stuff.
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November 6, 2010 4:40:55 AM

The CX400 Corsair was suceeded by the 430 Builder series - the former was 80+ certified and had stronger amps on the 12V rails so i'd hit a dependable 80+ PSU from Antec, XFX, etc
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November 6, 2010 5:23:37 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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