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September 25, 2011 8:20:56 PM

I am currently in the market for a system that will be primarily for video editing with Premier CS5. As long as I am spending the money some gaming ability would be great.

Things I am looking for:
SSD boot drive
Dual Display capability
min 1 TB scratch drive
cool and quiet
Approx $2000 price tag

I have no idea where to start or what components to look into. Any builds or components the community can recommend would be fantastic.


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September 25, 2011 8:39:10 PM

use the site to look for the best parts? your on a tech site that specializes in reviews and has a lot of graphs that can be used to compare.

Basicly you have to get a strong cpu, at least 4 core. The amd 6 core can be a good choice or go for the intel 2500k/2600k. They cost a bit more but are also very good with overclocking.
SSD just look for a decent size, at least 100gb to give you ample room for fast work.
The 1 tb disk is more of a personal choice rather a very critical one.
Get a decent case for the sound, p182/p183, or any case that has a decent set of fans + good build quality.
For the videocard go for nvidia I guess for the cuda option. Pretty much any card around 200 or more will do the job.
September 25, 2011 9:26:21 PM


Motherboard-- EVGA P67 SLI Micro 120-SB-E672-KR LGA 1155 $150
CPU -- Core i7-2600K $320
SSD -- OCZ Technology VTX3-25SAT3-120GB $210
HDD -- Western Digital 1TB BLACK (X2 for RAID) $160
PSU -- PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W 80plus $160
DDR3 RAM -- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB ddr3 1600 ( x2 ) $110
GPU SLI -- MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III ( x2 ) SLI $740
CASE -- Thermaltake V9 BlacX Flex Edition $110

Should handle ANYTHING you throw at it... for $1960 from the new egg

Just some ideas...

September 25, 2011 9:30:31 PM