10 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 12:55 AM by El_Plates

    Budget PC Editing Workstation

    Mavoz Australia

      Hi,

      I'm building a workstation for my work in a school which involves video editing, Graphic Design and other general purpose computing needs with Adobe CS5 Video Editing Collection, Corel Draw, Blender and other misc software. (cannot justify an upgrade at present beyond CS5.

       

      Points:

      I need to really find good 'bang for buck'.

      Graphics Card needs to be useable for the Mercury Playback benefits of CS5.

      For harddrives I have an SSD for the root drive...and 2 sata drives for media/page file/cache etc.. (Apparently RAID is better...but I can't really justify spending much more)

       

      Below is my first attempt at this via the prices from a local Australian retailer.

       

      Are there any areas where I can save money? (Or money better used elsewhere)

      Are there any areas where there are bottlenecks? Problems?

       

      Thanks very much for any comments.

      - Matt

       

      StatusWarrantyPriceAmount

      Intel - BX80619I73820
      Intel Core i7 3820 (3.60Ghz / 10MB / LGA2011 / Quad Core, Without Fan/Heatsink)
      In Stock3 year$309.00$309.00

      ASUS - P9X79-PRO
      Asus P9X79 PRO MB, Socket 2011, X79, 8x DDR3, 4x PCI-E 3.0, GbLAN, 8ch, RAID, USB3, SATA3, GbLAN, 3-way SLI/ Quad-GPU CrossFireX, Bluetooth, ATX
      **PC User Best Buy 85%... good build quality, features & a solid BIOS!**
      In Stock3 year$319.00$319.00

      Antec - HCG-750
      Antec 750W High Current Gamer Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze, 135mm fan, High Current +12V rail(s), 4x PCI-E, 9x SATA, 6x Molex
      In Stock5 year$140.00$140.00

      ASUS - GTX670-DC2-2GD5
      Asus Geforce GTX670 DirectCU II (980Mhz), 2GB GDDR5 (6008Mhz), PCIE3.0, Dual DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
      In Stock3 year$465.00$465.00

      Corsair - CSSD-F240GB3-BK
      Corsair 240GB SSD, 2.5", Force Series 3, SATAIII, Read 550MB/s, Write 520MB/s
      In Stock3 year$203.00$203.00

      Seagate - ST2000DM001
      Seagate 2TB Barracuda, SATAIII, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache
      In Stock2 year$105.00$210.00

      Fractal Design - XLB
      Fractal Design Define XL Full Tower Black / No PSU, USB 3.0
      In Stock1 year$205.00$205.00

      Corsair - CMP16GX3M2A1600C10
      Corsair 16GB Kit (2x8GB), PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Dominator DHX, 10-10-10-27, Dual Channel Kit
      In StockLifetime$149.00$149.00

      + Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit