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New High-end build for NLE editing and photoshop

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January 9, 2011 10:29:39 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (by the end of March 2011)

Budget Range: (e.g.: $1000.00-1100.00) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Video editing(premiere pro CS5/After effects CS5), Photoshop CS5, surfing the internet,productivity(word, excel and powerpoint), itunes)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, DVD drive)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (U.S.)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel CPU, and Micro ATX mobo)

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: (1280x1024, 1440x900,)


Additional Comments: (I would like a quiet PC and running cool)

OS:
Windows Home Premuim

Case:
IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer

Motherboard:
MSI X58M LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

HDD: 2 Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

GPU:
MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

This is my first high-end PC I'm building. Is the power supply adequate and is the MSI X58M mobo okay for running Adobe CS5 products?
Thank you
January 10, 2011 12:22:41 AM

Yes it looks like a good build for the purpose. The power supply is a little overkill that system would run fine on a quality 400watt PSU. Asus, Gigabyte and MSI all have similar quality products so the MSI should do well.
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January 13, 2011 4:57:14 PM

I revised my build to include a ATX motherboard and an Nvidia GTX 470 GPU. I would some input if the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R is a good choice or should I look at a Asus motherboard?

OS:
Windows home premium(OEM)

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R


CPU:
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB)

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB x 2

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB x 1

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 912
OR
Antec P193

Thank you
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January 13, 2011 5:04:52 PM

You need a 64bit system to run cs5. Windows 7 64bit is suppose to be best.
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