I have been spec-ing up a new build.
I would like to get into video making. I have decided that I will probably be using Premiere Pro. I have a x100 camera but will be buying a descent video camera, perhaps something like the Sony-Ericsson-XA10 or in that region. HD is what I have in mind:)
Won't be outputting more than a couple of hours a week. So light editing really
I will be using the pc for virtualisation as well, hoping to be able to host 2 or 3 VMs. As a side note, how does Premiere perform from within a Virtual Guest?
I shoot stills and currently use Lightroom 3 - Will be upgrading to 4 I think once I have purchased the bits and build the PC.
Currently only one monitor but like the idea of having 2, perhaps 3 half descent display panels.
Windows 7 Home right now but will probably be upgrading to Windows 8.
This is what I have selected after thinking long and hard.
I didn't want to go with x79 for whatever reason I can't remember,
Cooler Master Cosmos 2 USB 3.0
I like the size and the look.
EVGA GF GTX 670 2GB FTW
Contemplated the 570 for a while but It's expensive and consumes a lot of power too. I hear the 670 is good. What do you think
Seems descent - Your thoughts?
3 x WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB
1 x Intel 2.5 520 Series SSD - 240 GB
250GB for OS - I have this hdd
SSD for swap and Virtual Machines. Might investigate RAID0 instead of.
1 TB scratch
1 TB source input
1 TB destination output
Read somewhere someone who had RAID 1 for input and RAID0 for output. I like the idea, fast read on raid1 and fast write on raid0.
RAID3? I'd have to get a raid controller, if there is going to be some real benefit, I could consider it I suppose.
32GB Corsair 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance. These will be ok won't they?
I might as well max it out
ASROCK Fatal1ty z77 Professional
It has dual nic and I like that - Asrock also I think are one of the few to support vt-d
I7 3770 - 3.4GHz Quad Core
Has to be non K as k don't support vt-d (virtualisation)
I am a little confused. I get the following estimate adding a couple of HDD and a PCI card for potential expansion
extreme.outervision.com - Minimum 472 - Recommended 522
Asus: Minimum 700 Watt
Now this is a big difference. Not sure how they work it out but they can't both be wrong by that much.
I had the corsair TX v2 range in mind but not sure if I need 500 or 900?
Is there an issue in getting a higher wattage than required? I don't want to waste money or compromise my gear.
What do you guys think?
Finaly, I could be buying from amazon.co.uk, is there a better place in UK to buy? I don't mind picking up if it's not too far (I live south of London)
My opinion is that you do not want a power supply that is "just" large enough, since it will be working "hard" all the time
Again my opinion... get a "gold rated" 750w so it is working below capacity
You only use the electricity that is needed
Do you know if I'd benefit from RIADs at all?