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High end video edit/workstation build ~ $2500

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August 1, 2011 8:48:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next week

Budget Range: $2000-2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
-HD Video/photo editing using Adobe Creative Suite (Nikon D7000)
-Multitasking/word processing/internet browsing
-Home theater
-Light gaming

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe eventually

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K ($314.99)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($209.99)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-12GBRH ($99.99)

Graphics Card*: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($349.99)

Storage Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($79.99)

Boot Disk: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($269.99)

Case: Fractal Design Define R3 White ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case ($109.99)

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($144.99)

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 ($29.99)

DVD Burner: LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM ($79.99)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM ($99.99)

Total: ~$1790.00 (not including keyboard, mouse, card reader, monitor(s))

Seeking recommendations/feedback on:

Parts:
-Keyboard
-Mouse
-Internal Card Reader
-Monitors/TV:
Two 23"-24" Monitors that will be ideal for photo/video editing
One 32" LCD-LED TV w/ high refresh rate, HDMI/DVI port, will be used for movies/xbox 360....but TV and both monitors will all be hooked up together via HDMI

*Willing to downgrade GPU in favor of better display set up

Thank you so much!

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August 1, 2011 9:03:07 PM

...fixed the formatting problems...
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August 1, 2011 9:16:03 PM

here is a good motherboard and ram combo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

another option for your ssd is the crucial m4 128gb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 215$ slower cheaper bigger but more reliable

monitor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it is a good ips monitor

internal card reader- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu- ya the most you need is a gtx 560 ti

keyboard and mouse- do you care if it is wired
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August 2, 2011 6:54:38 AM

Thanks for the input...

I'll probably go with the motherboard/ram combo you suggested.

Do you know if they have fixed any of the BSOD issues with the OCZ Vertex 3? I am worried about its reliability as well.

I also read a large amount of poor feedback on the Rosewill RCR-IC001. Any other suggestions?

Wireless is preferred.

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August 2, 2011 6:07:27 PM

The OCZ Vertex 3 sure is a popular SSD on this forum, but I'd still like to hear to some other recommendations/comparisons with other ~120gb SSDs.

Does anyone see any compatibility problems with this build? What about my PSU and cooling choices?
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August 4, 2011 6:54:12 AM

I just purchased an almost identical system (the same motherboard and processor) for Photoshop and Premier editing.

The ASUS motherboard you are looking has a dual channel support for the memory. Therefore, you probably don't want to get the memory you were looking at. I would recommend the following from Newegg:

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

I would recommend one of the RevoDrive3 SSD. Mine boots Windows 7 Pro 64 in less than 7 seconds and Photoshop Pro CS5 64-bit in less than 5 seconds.

mjmjpfaff made a great monitor recommendation for photo/video editing. I use an IPS monitor myself, but they are not the best for gaming, if that's important to you.

If you are really serious about photo/video editing, I would recommend the Spyder 3 Express (or pro/elite if you have the budget) for the calibration of your monitor.


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August 4, 2011 6:58:08 AM

the revo drive also has reliability problems look at the crucail m4 128gb or the intel 510 80gb/120gb
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August 4, 2011 8:02:09 PM

I just remembered that the 560ti is not supported by Adobe Premiere. Therefore, I'll be sticking with the 570 gtx.

Thanks for the input on the mobo/RAM selection. I've updated the build below:

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K ($314.99)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($209.99)

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 ($154.99)

Graphics Card*: ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($349.99)

Storage Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($79.99)

Boot Disk: OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($299.99)

Case: Fractal Design Define R3 White ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case ($109.99)

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($144.99)

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 ($29.99)

DVD Burner: LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM ($79.99)

Card Reader: AFT XM-35U BLACK USB 2.0 Kiosk Card Reader (3.5") ($39.99)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM ($99.99)

Total: $1,919.38 (not including keyboard, mouse, thermal paste, monitor(s))

I want to lower this amount by around $200, perhaps by downgrading the blu-ray burner (Asus SATA 24x, $20.99), boot drive (crucial m4 128gb), RAM (12gb), Card reader (Rosewill RCR-IC001 $14.99), or mobo (p67). Any suggestions/components you think are overkill?

I know the 570 gtx I selected is a triple slot card coming in at 11.5". Does anyone know my case will be able to take it?

As stated earlier, I'm hoping to get two 23-24" monitors and one 32" LCD/LED TV. How will I be able to achieve this if my mobo only has one hdmi port?

Your responses are MUCH appreciated.
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August 4, 2011 10:31:18 PM

You may want to go with Windows 7 Professional as Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit supports only up to 16GB.
Your ram is going to interfere with the Hyper 212+
A cheap card reader does he same as that the one you picked and there is no need to grab one right away. Get a external as they're more convenient.

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 $264.99
M/B: Asus P8B WS $229.99
RAM: Kingston KHX 16GB $124.99
HDD: 2x WD 500GB in RAID 0 $119.98
WD 2TB $149.99 (for storage)
GPU:EVGA GTX 570 $329.99
ODD: Sony Blu-Ray $99.99
PSU: Rosewill 1000w $129.99
CASE: Factral R3 $109.99
HSF: AC Freezer 13 Pro $44.99
OS: Win7 Pro x64 $139.99

Before shipping $1744.88




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August 4, 2011 10:54:38 PM

Hmmmm. Sorry for my n00bishness, but...

What are some of the advantages/disadvantages of the workstation specific CPU and mobo you recommended (Intel Xeon E3-1240, Asus P8B WS) over the ones I was thinking about? I saw the Intel Xeon E3-1240 pop up a couple times in this thread, but it would be nice to seem some justification for this decision.

You're right, I may want to upgrade to over 16gb of ram, so win7 professional may be a wise choice.

I'll probably go with the Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate

Will this RAM fit with the hyper 212+? How can I tell?
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August 4, 2011 11:57:09 PM

xeon processors are better for what you are doing for sure

you cant use tri channeled ram get 16gb's

the hyper 212 plus should be fine with any ram

switch out the hdd that are in lp231's build with this- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

put an ssd in there- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... way more reliable and still very fast dont go with the revodrive it has many problems too

gtx 570- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004L9LT24/ref=s9_simh...

case- http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Classic-Midtower-Cha...

you definitely dont need that big of a psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu cooler- http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...

ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

blu ray burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 5, 2011 3:08:41 AM

Xeons go through a more rigorous testing as they are designed for servers and workstations to work in a 24/7/365 environment.
About the ram interference, most people don't notice it because they focus on OCing. For this, 2 of the slots will always be empty for
the sake of not putting stress on the memory controller. When a person has this type of setup then any cooler will work since there
are no ram installed in the slot closest to the CPU.
For your setup, you will have to use all 4 ram slots and due to that, you are required to get ram with standard heatsinks. Standard heatstinks aren't crap and these comb shapes like them RipJaw don't offer better cooling.
I've decided to select the AC Freezer 13 Pro is has 2 fans, a 120mm and a 50mm hidden under the base where it helps
cool the NB and VMs that surrounds the processor.

Taking a closer look at the Xeon, it's got the same frequency as a Core i5 2500, but it has HT and a larger L3 cache which
make it a Core i7. The Core i7 2600 cost around $300 while the Xeon E3-1240 is at $265. Core i7 2600 is 100MHz faster in terms of clock speed.
The only thing with the E3-1240 is, it does not have internal graphics thus it's rated at 80w TDP. The E3-1245 has so it's rated at 95w TDP and has a higher price tag. Xeons do not have unlock multipliers.
http://ark.intel.com/compare/52277,52274,52273,52213,52...
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August 5, 2011 3:52:47 AM

lp231 said:
Xeons go through a more rigorous testing as they are designed for servers and workstations to work in a 24/7/365 environment.
About the ram interference, most people don't notice it because they focus on OCing. For this, 2 of the slots will always be empty for
the sake of not putting stress on the memory controller. When a person has this type of setup then any cooler will work since there
are no ram installed in the slot closest to the CPU.
For your setup, you will have to use all 4 ram slots and due to that, you are required to get ram with standard heatsinks. Standard heatstinks aren't crap and these comb shapes like them RipJaw don't offer better cooling.
I've decided to select the AC Freezer 13 Pro is has 2 fans, a 120mm and a 50mm hidden under the base where it helps
cool the NB and VMs that surrounds the processor.

Taking a closer look at the Xeon, it's got the same frequency as a Core i5 2500, but it has HT and a larger L3 cache which
make it a Core i7. The Core i7 2600 cost around $300 while the Xeon E3-1240 is at $265. Core i7 2600 is 100MHz faster in terms of clock speed.
The only thing with the E3-1240 is, it does not have internal graphics thus it's rated at 80w TDP. The E3-1245 has so it's rated at 95w TDP and has a higher price tag. Xeons do not have unlock multipliers.
http://ark.intel.com/compare/52277,52274,52273,52213,52...

wow well you know a lot more than i do. so a 2600k is more powerful?
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August 6, 2011 5:24:48 PM

soggywafflez said:
I just remembered that the 560ti is not supported by Adobe Premiere. Therefore, I'll be sticking with the 570 gtx.

Thanks for the input on the mobo/RAM selection. I've updated the build below:...


Virtually the same system I put together, with the exception that I am running a four 1TB drives in a RAID configuration, and the case/power supply.

I think you'll be very pleased with it. In some of my initial testing (aka play) I've been amazed at the video transcoding speed allowed by the 2600K processor, rather than just CUDA processing, as in my previous system. I can render virtually and effect in real time in Premier and complex filters in Photoshop are instantaneous. This is performance I could only dream about a couple of years ago.

If you are going to be doing a lot of photo/video editing, I hope you decide to spring for the Spyder. I never thought it would make as much of a difference as it has. What the camera sees is what I see on my monitor and that matches what comes off the printer. For less than $100.00, it's well worth every penny. I have a friend that's a professional photographer that spent nearly $1000.00 for a monitor calibration device just a couple of years ago.

I almost forgot to add, go with Win 7 Pro, as others have stated. There are a host of reasons why I do, not the least of which is the memory limitations. I love using remote desktop when I'm away from home and need something.

Good luck, and have fun.
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August 6, 2011 6:16:53 PM

All looks good, but remember, the 2500k, and 2600k, favor 1600 Mhz ram, any higher, you won't notice a difference, but lower, you might be able to tell, yet it would be barely noticeable. Just thought i'd throw in my 2 cents.
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August 13, 2011 3:05:27 AM

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