10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2012 12:15 AM by tonylives

    Videoguys Budget DIY9 PC Build Advice

    tonylives Level 1

      Looking for guidance regarding a PC build based on the Videoguys DIY9 project.  I am trying to keep this in the area of $1500 to $2000.  I primarily use Premiere and AE CS6.

       

      1. Best hardware for setting up Raid Storage drives inside the tower. Is it better to go 4x 1TB drives in RAID5 or 2x 2TB drives in RAID0?

       

      2. Compatibility of all the parts and the Power supply.

       

      3. To go with an 256GB SSD for the boot drive or have the extra storage a normal 1TB 7200 rpm drive will provide.

       

      4. Video cards -- just too many options it seems

       

      Any input that could help me solidify this thing and get it built would be appreciated!

       

      Newegg parts list:

       

      Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

       

      SSD Boot Drive:

      Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

       

      CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

       

      Graphics Card Candidates:

      MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

       

      EVGA 012-P3-2078-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) Classified Ultra 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

       

      EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

       

      EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

       

      Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

       

      PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

       

      RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

       

      Bluray Drive: Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner BDR-207MBK

       

      Storage Drives: ???