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Old 07-10-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Hello,

Ok, so my younger brother needs a new PC and I will build it for him.

The main purpose for PC is video editing, second is Gaming.

He has 3 monitors, one of them is 24" and the other 2 are about 20"

The PC needs to be top of the line, I don't really have a budget maybe around $2,000. If I spend less great, if I need to spend more then I will. I will be using Newegg to order the parts, but I also have Microcenter not to far away from me.

This is what my brother sad the PC must have;

* Very good GPU
* CPU (must be easily overclockable to 4.0 Ghz, I personally always liked Intel CPU's so unless AMD has a big advantage now, I would like to stick with Intel CPU)
* CPU Cooler "Prolimatech Mega Shadow Deluxe" (when I got one for my self this thing was the best cooler on the market)
* 12GB of RAM
* 2X SSD HDD (one for him and one for me as a method of payment, so a nice SSD is needed. Is Intel G2 still the best option? )
* 3TB HDD's (total)
* Top of the line Sound Card (he asked for 2 sound card's... can he do that? He just wants to be sure he has all the ports that he would ever need)
* 3 CD ROM's (don't ask)
* Full Tower Case with great cooling (his room gets hot, so suggestions on good fans is also needed)

I don't know 1st thing about video editing and I stopped paying at attention to the new parts that been coming out for the past year or so, so all of your help is greatly appreciated.

Does crossfire/SLI helps with video editing? If no, then a single GPU is fine. (must be something good tho maybe 5870 thats what I have)

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The PC needs to be top of the line, I don't really have a budget maybe around $2,000. If I spend less great, if I need to spend more then I will. I will be using Newegg to order the parts, but I also have Microcenter not to far away from me.
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Anyone... ?
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Will he be doing audio editing or just video work? If he's going to be recording audio, then I would recommend a PreSonus Firebox. Otherwise, probably just a nice pci/pci-e audio card or something.
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Case for Airflow,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-043-_-Product

For his PSU, i recommend,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-032-_-Product

Quadro FX GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-218-_-Product

and the CPU, RAM, HDD, SSD, MOBO, ect someone else could add in,

this is just a suggestion, i know nothing about workstations
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Spending $800 on a graphics card for video editing is not cost effective. It relies more on the CPU than GPU.
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that case has no improvement over a 1200, there the same case, just different look.

and like stated, fan specs mean nothing when the original 1200 fans where overkill as is.
1200 looks cleaner to if u ask me.
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The PSU and the GPU is way unnecessary, I mean I dont need 1200w and $800 for the GPU is just crazy lol

Thanks for suggestions tho.

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I like the case, its the same as Antec 1200 right,only diff look? I lao noticed it has a special enterance for the SSD on the front, which is cool.

What you guys think about the case?

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Will he be doing audio editing or just video work? If he's going to be recording audio, then I would recommend a PreSonus Firebox. Otherwise, probably just a nice pci/pci-e audio card or something.
He will be doing both, audio and video, but I think one good sound card is all he would really need.
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Go with the 1200 on the case. I can fit small animals in mine
But honestly just go with an i7 920 rig or hexcore Phenom rig. With a 5870. Or 5970. DDR 3 1600 ram. And a corsair 800w psu. Maybe a crosshair III mobo. Just ideas
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Hello,

Ok, so my younger brother needs a new PC and I will build it for him.

The main purpose for PC is video editing, second is Gaming.
Did you even watch the YouTube video I linked to?
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Did you even watch the YouTube video I linked to?
I just did... I mean I didn't really find anything interesting there... The i7 980x is $1000 I can get the same speed on i7 930 when OC'ed. The 6 cores idea sounds good, but the question I would need to look at now will his programs all utilize the 6 cores...etc The only question I have is about the GTX 480, I wasnt following the news on the Fermi, how much better is it then 5870/5850 I'm considering getting one or the other.

I'm currently gathering info from other sources, and the process is slow as Im also finish up last semester of college now. So here is what I think would be the parts that Im pretty sure about for now.

i7 930
Antec DF-85 Black or Antec 1200


As far as the MOBO goes, for some reason im leaning towards an ASUS one. I my self have p6t devule v2 and can Overclock his PC really easy. Since p6t is a bit "old" im wondering if there is one with like USB 3.0 and SATA 6gb/s I want to make sure his PC will have all the latest stuff you know?

Will SSD take advantage of the 6 Gb/s MOBO port ? Also will something like this work on my p62 deluxe?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-015-_-Product or am I better off with a mobo that is sata 6.0 ?

I think SSD decision will be the hardest... this is one of the inputs I got on it and want to hear what you think "IntelG2 < Vertex2. With the Intel's you won't need any extra software to take care of cleaning up the drive, it does it by itself." What cleanup is there with SSD's and is the difference between speeds any visible between IntelG2 and Vertex2?

Also what about "CrucialReal SSD C300" I heard these thins supposed to be the fastest? Its has a "SATA 6 Gb/s interface." Makes me really want a MOBO thats also 6GB/s completable you know?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-357-_-Product

* PSU, so far this is the only suggestions I got, I mean correct me if im wrong, but having anything over a 1000W is a waste of money. So far I like the suggestion below, but was wondering if there are any more good once that maybe I can look at, I really not sure what to look for in a PSU and the company behind it.

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1137&SID=194r0


*HDD so for I got 2 suggestions, both for the same price.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20ST31000528AS

or

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1137&SID=194r0

As far as RAM goes, I got 2 good suggestion so far, and would need 12GB total.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231306

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145319

I know its a lot of questions here, but I just would hate looking back and to think that I could had made a better purchase

Thanks for the help
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