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Advise for $2000 pc build for Adobe CS6

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July 8, 2012 3:45:30 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 weeks

Budget Range: $1,800 to $2,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, speakers, mouse, operating system (windows 7 or windows 8)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country: United States

Parts Preferences:

GPU: Adobe After Effects supported card. Thinking about Gtx 570 or gtx 580
http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.h...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

possibly i7-2006k, between 12-32 gb of ram, windows 7 (maybe windows 8)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Either 1920x1080, 1920x1200, or 2560x1440

Additional Comments: First PC build. Could use some advise.

Components

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVo 120 mm Sleeve CPU cooler ($35)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard
Either Biostar TPower or ASUS P9X79 (advise needed) $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

Corsair Graphite Series 600T $160 ($140 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

x2 Western Digital Caviar 1 Tb 7200 Sata 6.0gb/s drives (going to run raid 0) $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung 8300 2.5' 256GB SSD $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GTX 570 2.5 gb $330 ($309.99 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32gB (4x8) Desktop Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X Series X-850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total $2016.10 ($1976.10 after rebates)


July 8, 2012 4:02:29 PM

Would you be needing the Operating System , monitor , keyboard and mouse?
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July 8, 2012 4:08:43 PM

Yep. Thinking about Windows 7, but might upgrade to windows 8 but not sure about the metro stuff.

Undecided about monitor. Not too concerned with keyboard/mouse.
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July 8, 2012 4:22:58 PM

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
$159.99 and a $20 rebate and a $20 promo code that expires in three days and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
$299.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P9X79 LE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML32GX3M4A1600C10
$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$274.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$484.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build comes to $2024.90 and includes 32gb of ram which if you feel is too much can be lowered the 16gb but you have the option to go up to 64gb if needed. The video card has 4gb of video memory on it for pushing out great video on high resolution monitors. All of the parts are changeable so you can take out what you don't want or need and put in something else.
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July 8, 2012 4:38:45 PM

The link to the graphic card brought up eye glasses..

I'm planning on going for a Adobe After Effects supported card. The gtx models listed on there site are: gtx 285, gtx 470, gtx 570, gtx 580.
http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.h...

I don't know much about different hard drive configurations. I've read that some of adobe's product benefit from additional hard drives.

Thanks for the reply.
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July 8, 2012 6:07:29 PM

newmember27 said:
The link to the graphic card brought up eye glasses..

I'm planning on going for a Adobe After Effects supported card. The gtx models listed on there site are: gtx 285, gtx 470, gtx 570, gtx 580.
http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.h...

I don't know much about different hard drive configurations. I've read that some of adobe's product benefit from additional hard drives.

Thanks for the reply.


I like inzone's recommendation. You'll be very hapy with that build.

The only upgrade I'd consider is the GTX680 with 4GB of ram. It'll cost you another $145, but I'd consider it. There shouldn't be any issue supporting the Adobe software as it's CUDA based for GPU acceleration. Amazon has a good return policy if it turns out that there's some other issue with Adobe support I'm not aware of. I'm not sure if Adobe only periodically updates the official list with products they've tested themselves, or if there's some very card specific tweaking they're doing.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-DisplayPort-Graphics...


As for monitors, a few options to investigate are:

Dell U2412M
HP ZR2740w
Achieva Shimian QH270 (if you're willing to take a leap of faith based on the good reviews)
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July 8, 2012 9:49:40 PM

newmember27 said:
The link to the graphic card brought up eye glasses..

I'm planning on going for a Adobe After Effects supported card. The gtx models listed on there site are: gtx 285, gtx 470, gtx 570, gtx 580.
http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/tech-specs.h...

I don't know much about different hard drive configurations. I've read that some of adobe's product benefit from additional hard drives.

Thanks for the reply.


I fixed the link on the video card and the GTX 670 is not on that list because the list is not updated with the newest released nvidia cards. The 670 and 680 have the same basic structure as the 580 , 570 and so on with the cuda cores and other tehnology. I'm sure that if you sent a question to the tech support of those programs they will tell you that those cards are supported.
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July 8, 2012 10:04:20 PM

i7 3770k
32 G.Skill GB DDR3 1600
Gigabyte GTX 670
Crucial M4 128 SSD
2 TB WD HDD
Corsair HX750
Corsair 600t
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July 8, 2012 10:40:38 PM

inzone said:


SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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He said he didn't plan on using SLI, so why spend an extra $100 on a luxury PSU? Is there something I'm missing? He doesn't need more than a 600W Power supply. Even a 520W would still be playing it safe.
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July 8, 2012 10:46:11 PM

Thanks for all the responses.

From what I read the gtx 670 and gtx 680 are not yet fully supported in CS6 Premiere Pro. A patch came out for After Effects on the gtx 680. I don't think it is fully supported in premiere pro yet.

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4533914#4532153

As for the hard drive configurations, I'm curious if it would better to run four hard drives in some kind of raid configuration. I don't know much about hard drives, raid configurations/cards, or SSDs.

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July 8, 2012 11:04:38 PM

The link goes to the main Newegg web page. Was it something on special?
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July 8, 2012 11:16:09 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PNY Commercial Series VCGGTX580XPB-CG GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$429.99

If the GTX 670 and 680 are not fully supported by the software programs that you are going to use then you can get a gtx 580 which is on the list of aproved cards.
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July 9, 2012 4:36:06 AM

From what I read, it seems like many CS6 programs are very disk heavy.

Would it beneficial to add a third heard drive?
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July 9, 2012 5:24:03 AM

inzone said:
I fixed the link on the video card and the GTX 670 is not on that list because the list is not updated with the newest released nvidia cards. The 670 and 680 have the same basic structure as the 580 , 570 and so on with the cuda cores and other tehnology. I'm sure that if you sent a question to the tech support of those programs they will tell you that those cards are supported.


No, they don't. The 600 series cards have a drasitcally different structure for handlign the CUDA cores than the 500 series, and the performance of those cards for compute tasks (including GPU acceleration of Premiere) is crippled as compared to the 500 series cards. Yes another treason Adobe is in no hurry to officially add support for them.
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July 9, 2012 2:33:36 PM

I updated the top post. Good build for adobe cs6 stuff?
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July 9, 2012 2:49:23 PM

newmember27 said:
From what I read, it seems like many CS6 programs are very disk heavy.

Would it beneficial to add a third heard drive?



When you say disk heavy are you saying that they require a lot of storage space? If that is the case then you would want to consider getting larger hard drives instead of multiple drives.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$119.99

Western Digital Red WD20EFRX 2TB 64MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$126.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$199.99

Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB 64MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$179.99

The 1TB WD hard drive costs $119 and if you opt for the new WD red then you add another 1TB for $7 , however the Red drive is a new release and there is no info or feedback on it yet , so if you go with the 2TB WD black you can add another 1TB for less than double the price or you can try Seagate and a 3TB hard drive or the new WD Red 3TB.
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July 9, 2012 2:57:51 PM

inzone said:
When you say disk heavy are you saying that they require a lot of storage space? If that is the case then you would want to consider getting larger hard drives instead of multiple drives.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$119.99

Western Digital Red WD20EFRX 2TB 64MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$126.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$199.99

Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB 64MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$179.99

The 1TB WD hard drive costs $119 and if you opt for the new WD red then you add another 1TB for $7 , however the Red drive is a new release and there is no info or feedback on it yet , so if you go with the 2TB WD black you can add another 1TB for less than double the price or you can try Seagate and a 3TB hard drive or the new WD Red 3TB.


By disk heavy I meant that the speed of the hard drives have a sufficient impact on the programs. Would x2 Western Digital Caviar Drives in raid 0 make for faster file processing on the hard drive?
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July 9, 2012 3:04:08 PM

newmember27 said:
I updated the top post. Good build for adobe cs6 stuff?



I personaly would go with the Asus board , I have used them and they are user friendly and I actually don't know much about biostar boards. Two WD blacks would be a good choice for a raid and WD also makes other hard drives that are specific for setting in raid. You can also go the easy way and get a 2 or 3 TB hard drive.
These WD red drives just showed up on Newegg this morning and I would like to know some more about them as they seem to be really inexpensive

Western Digital Red WD10EFRX 1TB 64MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99.99

Your build is looking very good and I'm confident that it will run your programs well and if need be that X79 motherboard will support up to 64gb of ram and the Sandy Bridge -E is an i7 cpu so you get the hyperthreading.
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