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Feedback on HD video editing build

Last response: in Systems
July 21, 2011 12:57:24 AM


I am new to this forum and am building a machines for a friend. I would greatly appreciate your expertise if you could review the build and improve on price/bundles/components/etc. Thanks! :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the month

Budget Range: ~$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD video editing using adobe premiere pro cs5.5,avchd , maya 3d modeling, media playback, general use...

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (Never used other sites, but willing to)

Country of Origin: United States.

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, Intel

Overclocking: Yes, maybe... only if its worth it.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A nice little budget rig, that will perform well and be reliable.


case: Antec 900 - ($105.99 - $6.00 instant = $99.99) with additional $30.00 main-in rebate

cpu: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz ----- Combo deal
optical: LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner SATA iHBS212-08 ---- with optical drive --- ($429.98 - $15.00 combo = $414.98)

mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $159.99

cooler: Stock with Intel i7

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $69.99

gpu: EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - ($169.99 -- $10.00 Instant = 159.99) with additional $20.00 Main-in Rebate

hdd: X2 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM - ($89.99 each... purchase 2 = $179.98)

psu: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W - ($129.99 - $35.00 Instant = $94.99) with additional $25.00 mail-in rebate


I have read the reviews on all the components and have been hesitant on what to purchase based on the reviews. I want the machine to be reliable without the hard drives failing prematurely, power supply frying all the components, etc. Please help me out with this build. I will greatly appreciate it!!! Thanks!

p.s. I was planning on unlocking Adobe Premiere CS5.5 to use the NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA acceleration.
p.p.s. I heard that using two hard drives would be better for video editing... using one for cache and etc and other for storage and OS... is this correct?

Thanks again
July 21, 2011 1:47:51 AM

were you planning on doing a raid 0 array with the HDD's, or just have two seperate HDD's?

good build with some good deals... but i'd recomend combo'n that RAM with the GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3-B3

get both for $135 ($55 off instantly) mobo offers same level of performance, just a better deal!
July 21, 2011 6:18:45 PM

Thanks for the help!! I was thinking about doing raid 0. If raid 0 was set up and one drive fails, all data is lost correct? meaning having a higher chance of loosing your data due to 2 mechanical drives? Thanks again for finding the combo on the ram and motherboard!