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Can this rig handle 2.5k resolution?

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January 22, 2013 8:40:47 PM

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

Budget Range:3-4k

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 :D 

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.

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January 22, 2013 10:52:32 PM

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

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2zO

-670s perform the same as the 680s.
-CPU cooler should let you hit 4.2-4.5ghz
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January 23, 2013 12:01:27 AM

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?
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January 23, 2013 1:47:08 AM

if you want a good 1440p panel, i can suggest one for you.

yes. 32gb for the OS and editing and the rest for the disk

the extra cores added are negligible in general.
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January 23, 2013 1:58:20 AM

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)

yet again, 3960x is a dumb recommendation
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January 23, 2013 2:06:09 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z4QT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z4QT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z4QT/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($91.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V5900 2GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-207MBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($674.59 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $3416.40
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Base Total: $3484.40
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keep saying stuff like that about my posts, u will be delt with.

the word stupid shouldnt even be near anything post related to me.

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January 23, 2013 7:35:59 PM

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