Hi All, I'm about to upgrade my PC and would very much like some advice. The PC is used mainly to run Adobe CS 5.5 Master.
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I've made a final decision on parts
Budget Range: £2000 - £2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I build websites for my company
including creating video's (youtube quality) and do quite a bit of graphics work.
System is being re-built to suit Adobe CS5.5 Master.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse (probably), Audio Card, Some Hard drives,
Case, Power Supply, Speakers, CPU fan, Optical drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reputable in the UK
Parts Preferences: Intel i7 (2011) Nvidea 570 GTX x2
Overclocking: Yes but not to excess
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (3 Monitors)
Additional Comments: Good cooling, as quiet as possible, no LED's
I'll start with what I have that I'll (probably) keep:
Antec 1200 (but will replace the stock fans)
Hiper M1000 PSU (again, will probably replace the fan)
LG DVD Writer (I hardly ever use it so no point in replacing)
2 x 500gb WD Caviar Black's
Noctua NH-U12P (probably keep this but add new fans and 2011 mounting kit)
Mackie u420d firewire audio card
Looks solid, but water cooling that system isn't going to be easy. A pair of 570s and 3820s are going to dump a lot of heat in your water. You might want to think about multiple loops, or go with a seriously huge radiator.
@jsrudd - I know using RAID 0 increases the chance of loosing data but I need the speed it gives to work with Premiere Pro and After Effects. I will be using 2 x RAID 0 set ups, one for data and one for scratch files but also have external back ups that I run at the end of each day.
@willard - I think I'll stick to air cooling mainly due to the cost. The reason I was thinking of watercooling was because on my current board the 2 GPU's are right next to each other causing one to run much hotter, on the Sabertooth the 2 main Pci slots are further apart so shoudnt have the problem.