Help me spend my Money on a Video Editing Machine

Hello all,

I am going to build a new system for video editing and secondary a HTPC.

This will be my third build in the past 5 years.

Currently i have

1090T on a ASrock 890 MB
16gb ddr3 1333 (duel channel)
kingston 120bg SSD for boot drive (200MBPS read and 170 MBPS Write)
2 TB 7200 RPM 64 MB cache working drive (for video editing) not raided just on my MB.
2 3TB drives for storage
ASUS 5770 graphics card
850 W power supply

after much research I am think I am going to upgrade to the following

i7 990x
24 GB ddr3 2000(pc3 16000) triple channel
CoolMaster HAF 932 case
2 2 TB identical 7200 RPM drives that have 64MB cache, (these will be on a RAID 0 on its own controller card) these are my working drives
ASUS Gforce GTX580
SeaSonic 750 W power supply
ASrock x58 extreme 6 MB
OCZ Revodrive PCI-E 4x 240GB as a boot drive (700 read/600 write)


this system at new egg is running me $3500 total.

My main goal is fast redering times and quality encoding again it needs to be fast.

looking at the benchmarks and this thread is not for that discussion, it looks like the 2600k and the 990x beat the 1090t in encoding time by nearly 50-60%.

I was going to get the 2600 but due to limitations on the memory being all the p67 motherboards allow is 4 slots and Duel Channel and presently the largest memory you can get is 4 gig each so @16GB i am maxed out on memory.

I wanted a system i can upgrade later or one that will last for a few years. Yes i know it costs an extra 800 for the CPU but the motherboard unlocks that memory.

I wanted to ask you guys do you see any issues with my new build? I tried to stick to medium end stufff and wanted it all to play nice togeather. I may or may not OC. It will be used as a HTPC when needed. 3500 is about what i can spend on this.

any other suggestions or advice.

I was thining of 2 480GTX in a SLI but read that the heat and noise is pretty bad, and since this is also a HTPC rig it needs to be as quite as possible.

I will be using vegas consumer, ulead video and AVS4U programs

or is this overkill for those programs, I am not doing this as a job, just as a hobby with home videos, enconding Bluray to other formats such ipod ect..

thanks all for the help
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    I was going to get the 2600 but due to limitations on the memory being all the p67 motherboards allow is 4 slots and Duel Channel and presently the largest memory you can get is 4 gig each so @16GB i am maxed out on memory.

    12 -16 GB of ram is plenty for video/image editing/encoding. here is an excerpt from a memory article on Tom's:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778-9.html
    Quote:
    Based on our measurements and impressions (and taking falling prices into account), we thoroughly recommend a minimum RAM size of 8 GB. Using 12 or 16 GB only makes sense if you're planning on using 4 GB of more of this higher amount as a RAM disk, helping accelerate the reading and writing of temporary files. This applies equally to file compression, video encoding, and heavy image editing.



    Quote:
    My main goal is fast redering times and quality encoding again it needs to be fast.

    looking at the benchmarks and this thread is not for that discussion, it looks like the 2600k and the 990x beat the 1090t in encoding time by nearly 50-60%

    is 4 seconds worth +$600?
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extreme-edition-gulftown,2874-9.html


    Quote:
    I wanted a system i can upgrade later or one that will last for a few years. Yes i know it costs an extra 800 for the CPU but the motherboard unlocks that memory.

    AznShinobi maybe right, you should wait for Z68

    Quote:
    I am going to build a new system for video editing and secondary a HTPC.


    if you don't want it to be loud then try using one of these cases:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352005
    http://www.quietpcusa.com/NZXT-Whisper-Classic-Quiet-PC-Case-P635C80.aspx
    http://www.quietpcusa.com/NZXT-H2-Classic-Silent-Midtower-Chassis-P800C83.aspx
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129174
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