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March 29, 2012 6:43:51 PM

Hey Iv pretty much finalized everything for my new system build and was just wanting opinions on the design before i go ahead and buy everything please!
The Main use of the system will primarily be video Editing/Rendering HD files in CS5's Premiere and After-effects and some other editing programs, Minor gaming and general surfing.

CPU: Intel i7-3770k Ivy Bridge(April 29th :) )

MoBo: Asus P8Z68-V-Pro/Gen3
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z68-v-pro-gen3-s1155-intel-z68-ddr3-atx-7S28.html?refs=469740000&src=3

GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "Phantom" 3072MB
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-144-GW

RAM: Corsair 8GB, DDR3 1600MHZ Dual Channel
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-8gb--2-x-4gb--vengeance-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl9-red-7J69.html?q=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R&src=16

SSD: Corsair 120GB SATA 6Gb/s for System and Programs
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-120gb-force-series-3-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive--read-550mb-s--write-510mb-s--7HT6.html?refs=56350000-41580000-52750000-50113&src=3

HDD: I Already have a 500GB Seagate 7200rpm for other files and what not

PSU: CoolerMaster GX 650W 80+ Bronze (Not too sure on PSU's will this one be alright??)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-coolermaster-gx-rs650-acaae3-uk-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-v

Iv got two 21.5" Monitors that give a resolution of 1920x1080 so go there.

I still havent picked a case any suggestions would be great but hopefully not to expensive im very close to budget looking for ~£70

Dont need an OS, Mouse or Keyboard

Any advice/recommendations would be great! If there is anything iv missed please let me know!!
Thanks very much Graeme :) 


March 29, 2012 7:34:58 PM

chuckie987 said:
Hey Iv pretty much finalized everything for my new system build and was just wanting opinions on the design before i go ahead and buy everything please!
The Main use of the system will primarily be video Editing/Rendering HD files in CS5's Premiere and After-effects and some other editing programs, Minor gaming and general surfing.

CPU: Intel i7-3770k Ivy Bridge(April 29th :) )

MoBo: Asus P8Z68-V-Pro/Gen3
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z68-v-pro-gen3-s1155-intel-z68-ddr3-atx-7S28.html?refs=469740000&src=3

GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "Phantom" 3072MB
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-144-GW

RAM: Corsair 8GB, DDR3 1600MHZ Dual Channel
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-8gb--2-x-4gb--vengeance-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl9-red-7J69.html?q=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R&src=16

SSD: Corsair 120GB SATA 6Gb/s for System and Programs
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-120gb-force-series-3-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive--read-550mb-s--write-510mb-s--7HT6.html?refs=56350000-41580000-52750000-50113&src=3

HDD: I Already have a 500GB Seagate 7200rpm for other files and what not

PSU: CoolerMaster GX 650W 80+ Bronze (Not too sure on PSU's will this one be alright??)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-coolermaster-gx-rs650-acaae3-uk-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-v

Iv got two 21.5" Monitors that give a resolution of 1920x1080 so go there.

I still havent picked a case any suggestions would be great but hopefully not to expensive im very close to budget looking for ~£70

Dont need an OS, Mouse or Keyboard

Any advice/recommendations would be great! If there is anything iv missed please let me know!!
Thanks very much Graeme :) 


Nice system! If i was you though i would go with this Psu: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

And for a case how about something like this? http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Midi+To...
March 29, 2012 8:52:46 PM

Surely you can find a better psu.

Get something at least 80+ Bronze rated, preferrably Antec, Corsair, or XFX.
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March 29, 2012 8:58:08 PM

^+1, Something like the one I've suggested.
March 29, 2012 9:05:21 PM

What website are you ordering from? That will help us narrow down potential choices.
March 29, 2012 9:05:44 PM

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th. You want a Z77 or Z75 board (Panther Point chipset) for Ivy Bridge.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.


http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Those are Asrocks Z77 and Z75 board line up so far...although they are going to add more boards here soon. Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI also have their boards ready to go. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- full review with benchmarks



http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks



http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... £429.95 inc VAT
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (02G-P4-2680-KR) [02G-P4-2680-KR]

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... £46.79 inc. VAT
550W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
March 29, 2012 10:01:11 PM

Taylor422 said:
What website are you ordering from? That will help us narrow down potential choices.


I usually use Dabs.com, Scan.co.uk and Aria.co.uk. Thats where i got prices for the majority of my build.

Graeme
March 29, 2012 10:05:06 PM

chuckie987 said:
I usually use Dabs.com, Scan.co.uk and Aria.co.uk. Thats where i got prices for the majority of my build.

Graeme

Also check these two sites out.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/ <---- they finance along with free shipping on some or all items.

http://www.ebuyer.com/
March 29, 2012 10:11:08 PM

Why_Me said:
Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th. You want a Z77 or Z75 board (Panther Point chipset) for Ivy Bridge.

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.


http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Those are Asrocks Z77 and Z75 board line up so far...although they are going to add more boards here soon. Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI also have their boards ready to go. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- full review with benchmarks


http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... £429.95 inc VAT
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (02G-P4-2680-KR) [02G-P4-2680-KR]

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... £46.79 inc. VAT
550W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply



Thanks for all the info ill look into the new Chipset MoBo's!!
but as for the GTX680 i'm not going to bother its to expensive for my pocket, another £100 and its 1GB less than the GTX580 im going to get :( !
March 29, 2012 10:56:47 PM

For video editing you could definitely use 16GB RAM.
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