System Usage from Most to Least Important: Rendering video in 1080p in Premiere, Editing (and rendering/previewing) footage in premiere's timeline, After Effects Rendering, Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers. I've got a 600w coolermaster RP-600-PCAR that if can be used would be great, but it's been four years since I built the PC i'm using now so I'm slightly out of the loop regarding current power needs. I've also got a 20'' samsung 206BW monitor that runs at 1680x1050, but I wouldn't be opposed to the idea of a new monitor that runs at 1920.(e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg & mwave
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: definitely an evga fan when it comes to graphics cards, and I know asus used to be the it brand for mobo's but it seems they may be falling out of prevalance. definitely an intel cpu though.
SLI or Crossfire: sli
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 currently, but not opposed to getting a new 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 monitor
Additional Comments: Not really sure about cases yet, i've been looking around, and I must say that the obsidian 650d is damn sexy. i got a gamer case for my last build and i would just like something sleeker this time around, although that may come at a price for cooling.
I've been looking at the 2600k i7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for a processor, as I know A LOT of the rendering process of video is done by the CPU. So this is not something that I would want to slack on. RAM is also a big deal, as video previews are done through a large utilization of RAM, so I was thinking 4-6 gb min depending on the mobo. I also want to be able to play the latest games smoothly, so I was thinking of a card like the GTX 480, and possibly SLi it in the future.
Hey, for you guys who gave me builds, can you provide some reasoning behind the parts you chose, i.e. why one motherboard over another? Also, are the power supplies you guys suggested enough to power the graphics card you recommended if I chose to go sli in the future?
Note the two WD Caviar Green drives. A bit slow but reliable, paired with the SSD would be good value.
Note the NZXT Phantom case. Very roomy case, adequate cooling, if you like the looks.
Note the discount on Win 7.
Note the Asus 23" monitor.