Here is the build I configured (My first build by the way)http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yq2q. I think my PSU might be overkill and I plan to run a raid 0 scratch disk for renders 4 drives the 5th SSd will be for OS and apps. I was thinking of doing a RAID 10 for back up so I think I need a 3rd HDD but I plan on doing BLU-Rays for project archiving. So the raid 10 most likely wont be necessary right?
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, music production, slight gaming (maybe)
Are you buying a monitor: No using 21" imac screen display port to mini display port from GTX 680
Do you need to buy OS: Thinking of going the Hackintosh route since most of my software is MAC. If not Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg, NCIX, Amazon Location: Washington DC area
Overclocking:Mild overclocking of CPU and GPU
Your Monitor: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'm getting a Black Magic Cinema camera and will shoot mainly 2.5k raw. So I'm looking to build a high end machine to work with Davinci Resolve. I just want to make sure I'm getting the most machine for my money Thanks in advance folks
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: 2011 mid iMac i3 is way to slow for my editing needs. Initially got it for music it was perfect. Moved into video production and its like watching paint dry for renders.
doesnt make much sense. you shoot in 1440p, yet you cannot display in 1440p. what is your logic behind this
4 SSDs in raid 0 is guarantee fail. go get yourself a ramdisk and scratch on that. 10x faster than a SSD, just that you cant save anything on them. get 1 large SSD, use that for the OS and applications and you can build a raid 1 with the 3tb hard drives. at this rate you dont need the raid controller
your first mistake when you configured the list is that you did not use a gigabyte board. they are way more compatable with mac os
Thanks for the reply I didnt think of upgrading the monitor for one reason most of my videos will be vimeo / you tube based. And a downscaled 2.5k image is still better than a native 1080p image. It probably would be a good idea to grade in the native resolution though how do you feel about the Dell Ultrasharp as a monitor? Or is there another monitor more cost effective. With your build in mind I could afford a nice monitor.
As far as the RAM Disk with the board you suggested. Would it make sense to use 32GB for the OS and use another 32GB for scratch? I never thought of setting up a ram disk but I have heard of the pros and cons briefly. I guess I have to research it and familiarize myself with it. Appreciate that suggestion.
As for the GFX card I was thinking of the CUDA cores for PP and AE. So the 680 isnt worth the price for the extra 200 or whatever is cuda cores?
the pro card that you recomended wont perform as well as the 670 in photoshop. it will smack the 670 in 3d mode and rendering 3d models but wont beat the 670 in 2d and video work (unless the video is 3d)