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September 8, 2011 9:48:56 PM

This PC is already built. Please tell me if anything should be upgraded in the future. I do lots of video encoding and editing in sony vegas and after effects and im wondering how this will perform over the course of a few years.

Case : Raidmax Typhoon ATX Mid Tower Case ATX-312WS

CPU : Intel Core i7-960 Processor 3.20 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366

Mobo : EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA1366/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & 2-Way/3-Way SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

GFX Card : EVGA GeForce GTX460 1024 MB DDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with Lifetime Warranty 01G-P3-1371-AR

RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL - Memory - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1333 MHz / PC3-10666 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC

DVD/CD Drive : Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

PSU : Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2

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September 9, 2011 1:13:58 AM

Please post opinions on this rig. would be much appreciated.
September 9, 2011 1:43:30 AM

Well, since you are asking for it.

Cases are very much personal taste, but I would have gone with one that at least would support a good tower cooler.

As to your choice of CPU you should have went with an i7 2600k as this is current gen of CPUs, not the i7 960 which is on socket 1366 that is end-of-life.

Since you are not mentioning if you are going to be gaming (or what screen resolution you have) I can not comment on your choice of graphics card.

If this is going to be primarily used for video encoding and editing as you write, the ram will be fine, even if it is CL9 and 1333 MHz.

The PSU should do you well with this build, you could even go with a less powerful one.
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September 9, 2011 1:52:26 AM

lothdk said:
Well, since you are asking for it.

Cases are very much personal taste, but I would have gone with one that at least would support a good tower cooler.

As to your choice of CPU you should have went with an i5 2500k or i7 2600k as this is current gen of CPUs, not the i7 960 which is on socket 1366 that is end-of-life.
Not only would you have saved money (unless going for the 2600 which is same price), you would also have gotten a faster CPU.
Naturally the same goes for the motherboard, the one you have now is last gen.

Since you are not mentioning if you are going to be gaming (or what screen resolution you have) I can not comment on your choice of graphics card.

If this is going to be primarily used for video encoding and editing as you write, the ram will be fine, even if it is CL9 and 1333 MHz.

The PSU should do you well with this build.


I realized that i7 2600k is newer however the Motherboards didnt seem very good to me. I want to be able to install 24 gigs of ram. Thing is on amazon the i7 960 was cheaper than the i7 2600k. one of the reasons why i got it instead. I also do gaming on my rig. I record at high framerates and 1600 by 900 resolution.
In the future Ivy bridge might be a good upgrade as it will be the new enthusiast cpu's. besides, although the i7 2600k is better it by no means makes the i7 960 a bad processor.
September 9, 2011 1:57:02 AM

Stealth112 said:
I realized that i7 2600k is newer however the Motherboards didnt seem very good to me. I want to be able to install 24 gigs of ram. Thing is on amazon the i7 960 was cheaper than the i7 2600k. one of the reasons why i got it instead. I also do gaming on my rig. I record at high framerates and 1600 by 900 resolution.
In the future Ivy bridge might be a good upgrade as it will be the new enthusiast cpu's. besides, although the i7 2600k is better it by no means makes the i7 960 a bad processor.


Oh, it is by no means a bad process, I just do not see a reason to go with last gen, especially if you are already considering upgrading to Ivy, as I would imagine it would be easier (get your more) to sell a current gen setup (Sandy Bridge) than a Nehalem build.
September 9, 2011 2:00:07 AM

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $219.99

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

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $184.99

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

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply is a $129.99 psu on sale for $99.99

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

G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR1 $119.99 free shipping.

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

If you go this way with the Sandy bridge ,what you save on the cpu you can put into the psu and ram. You will end up with double the ram and a much better psu and I think it will only be about $20 more and you will have a much better Pc buid. By the way are you on a budget ? If so what is it and can you go with this video card ;

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $244.99 with a $20 rebate which brings it down to $224.99 and it comes with a free game a $49.99 value.

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


September 9, 2011 2:00:17 AM

lothdk said:
Oh, it is by no means a bad process, I just do not see a reason to go with last gen, especially if you are already considering upgrading to Ivy, as I would imagine it would be easier (get your more) to sell a current gen setup (Sandy Bridge) than a Nehalem build.


You are right that I should of gone with sandy bridge. But I was skeptical about the 2600k at first. It was a mistake but I dont think it will be that much of a drawback. I mean, intel is ahead of its time. At least if gaming is considered. There are people still running old core 2 quads without problems. but Ill most likely swap the motherboard, cpu and case in a couple of years.
September 9, 2011 2:02:08 AM

inzone said:
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $219.99

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

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $184.99

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

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply is a $129.99 psu on sale for $99.99

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

G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR1 $119.99 free shipping.

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

If you go this way with the Sandy bridge ,what you save on the cpu you can put into the psu and ram. You will end up with double the ram and a much better psu and I think it will only be about $20 more and you will have a much better Pc buid. By the way are you on a budget ? If so what is it and can you go with this video card ;

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P3-1469-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $244.99 with a $20 rebate which brings it down to $224.99 and it comes with a free game a $49.99 value.

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


I already have the PC. Its already built. Im just asking for feedback on the specs and how it will perform with gaming and video encoding over the years.
September 9, 2011 2:08:52 AM

Stealth112 said:
I already have the PC. Its already built. Im just asking for feedback on the specs and how it will perform with gaming and video encoding over the years.


Man, you are fast, even got me before my edit :) 

Forgot to mention something that struck me as odd, you went with 2 memory modules, when one of the advantages of the socket 1366 CPUs is tripple channel memory, you really should rectify this if possible.
September 9, 2011 2:11:27 AM

lothdk said:
Man, you are fast, even got me before my edit :) 

Forgot to mention something that struck me as odd, you went with 2 memory modules, when one of the advantages of the socket 1366 CPUs is tripple channel memory, you really should rectify this if possible.


I plan on upgrading to triple channel 3x4gigs of ram in the future. I just wanted some cheap 8gb to serve as a temporary budget choice.
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