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Build Advice March 2010 build - input please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Peterbilt, 17 Mar 2010.

  1. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt What's a Dremel?

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    I'm about to put this in, but I wanted to run it by you all here. I'll primarily be using it for photo/video editing with Adobe CS4/CS5.

    I'm still a bit unsure on hte case. I want something large enough and with good cooling. I also want it quite.

    I'd appreciate any comments you might have. Thanks!

    Case: ANTEC Performance One P193 Black Mid-Tower Computer Case
    Power: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX TX Series Power Supply, 850W
    Mobo: ASUS P6TD Deluxe
    Processor: INTEL Core™ i7-920 Quad-Core 2.66GHz
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper N620 CPU Cooler
    RAM: CORSAIR 12GB (6 x 2GB) XMS3 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9
    Graphics: EVGA GeForce® GTX 285, GTX 285 648MHz, 1GB GDDR3 2484MHz
    Boot: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3
    Raid 0: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3
    Raid 0: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3
    Render: SAMSUNG 1TB SpinPoint F3
    Optical: LITE-ON iHAS124 Black 24x
    3.5" Reader: SABRENT CRW-UINB 65-in-1 Card Reader
    OS: MICROSOFT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition, OEM

    Everything look good?
     
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  2. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Back up? RAID0 and no back up is asking for trouble. RAID0 off the ICH10 won't be all that great anyway.


    Seriously... the F3 is a fast drive. Use one of those 1TB F3s for back up, and buy a copy of Acronis. It will end if tears if you don't.

    After all... your RAID0 isn't even your boot drive... why do you need it? I get around 120MB/sec off my F3. Why do you need more off something that's not your boot partition? Especially as you won't get a great deal more from having them in RAID0.
     
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  3. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    1) Why i7 920 not 930?
    2) No point with the Deluxe mobo if your not overclocking
    3) Should go for 5850 graphics card
    4) Bizarre HDD setup, get SSD for boot and use F3s for storage
     
  4. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt What's a Dremel?

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    I will likely get an external for backup. Is the chipset known for having problems with Raid 0?

    The Raid array is for editing video.
     
  5. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Where does it say that in his post?
     
  6. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    It says it nowhere, but his build suggests that he is not interested in that.
     
  7. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt What's a Dremel?

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    I had the 930 on the build at first. I suppose I could get it.

    I may do a bit of overclocking.

    I need the nvidia to take advantage of the Mercury Playback Engine when it is released in Adobe CS5.

    The drive set-up is specific for a video editing workflow. It is good not to boot from or write to the same drive you work with the video from. And I don't think I want to spend the money on a SSD.
     
  8. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt What's a Dremel?

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    I'm new to this forum. Howcome my 'quote' replies aren't showing?
     
  9. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The P6TV2 is enough to be honest.
     

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