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New Build for Adobe CS5.5 £2.5k Budget

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April 12, 2012 9:48:54 PM

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.

Here goes:

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

Country: 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

Heres what I'm thinking of buying:

Motherboard:
Asus Sabertooth X79 Intel X79 (Socket 2011) Motherboard
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...

CPU:
Intel Core i7-3820 3.60GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 Processor
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor...

Graphics Card's:
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 "Phantom" x2
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz x 8 (32GB Total)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc...

SSD (Boot & Software):
Crucial RealSSD M4 256GB
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive...

Hard Drives (Data):
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache x2 (in Raid 0)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive...

Case Fans:
Akasa Apache PWM Fan - 120mm x 6
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/f...

Fan Controller:
Nesteq MaxZero Fan Controller
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BB...

Monitors:
3 x 24" tba

(My existing 2 x hard drives will be set in Raid 0 as scratch drives)

So this is what I'm thinking of getting.

I'm flexible and open to advice but do need an i7 system with GTX 570's and 32GB of ram as its whats needed to run Adobe Premiere Pro.

I mentioned I would like a quiet system so any advice on possibly watercooling would also be great.

Thanks in advance.

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April 12, 2012 10:10:16 PM

What are you using the WD Black drives for? Putting them in RAID just doubles the chances that you will lose your data.

You might get better speeds if you have use them as two separate drives and have all you working files on one drive and then render projects to the second drive.
April 12, 2012 10:28:24 PM

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.
April 13, 2012 12:34:08 AM

@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.
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