4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2012 9:06 PM by panditsachin

    New Machine - India (Components are costly here)

    panditsachin Level 1

      I know there is lot of information available for the same but as I reside in India and all the components are costly here I m raising same question again

      I am building new machine for the semi-pro use (Not yet planned for commercial aspect of my Skills :-) )

      so I want miniman good configuration setup for CS6

      What I have came up after researching lot of places and looking at my pocket is


      CPUIntel Core I 7 3770 -   3D Generation    Cache Memory 8Mb 3.4 Ghz
      MotherbordINTEL DB75EN (8 SLOTS OF RAM)
      RAM16 GB DDR3 1333Mhz (8*2) (Will increase it later)
      Key Board+ Mouse etc.
      Cooling SystemRadiator unit, a High thrust Fan, piping goes to CPU and liquid coolant
      OS LICENCEWindows 7 64 Bit
      MonitorDCR = 50 MILLION : 1 / 1920 X 1080 RESOUTION FULL HD
      Graphic CardNVIDIA GTX-470/580  (680 costs way beyond my budget)
      Hard Disk1500GB SATA 1st Solid State Drive (Operating System).   
      Hard Disk21TB SATA 2nd Hard Drive (More than 7500 RPM)  
      Hard Disk3500GB in RAID0 for storing data files   
      Hard Disk 4500GB in RAID0 for storing data files   



      Mostly I will be editing DSLR footage. (My friend has Canon Mark II 550 D)


      Please help... Please recommed minimum but good performing Graphics Card

        • 1. Re: New Machine - India (Components are costly here)
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Sorry, that mobo has only 4 DIMM slots, as do all 1155 boards. So I assume you intend to start with 2 x 8GB sticks and intend to expand that later to 4 x 8GB.


          Good video card is GTX 660 Ti with that CPU. If you already have the 470, it is a waste of money to change it for a newer 660, since the performance improvement is marginal.


          The PSU is almost too much. A 850W is sufficient for that system. I would suggest 1 TB disks instead of 250 GB disks. At least I suspect you mention disk 3 and 4 as 500 GB in raid0, so it must be either 2 x 250GB in raid0 for volume 3 and the same for volume 4. Otherwise if you are talking single disks there can not be a raid0 array. Or you are talking about disk 3 and 4 as 2 x 500GB in raid0 for a single volume.


          500 GB SSD for OS & programs is way too expensive and a waste of space. Change that to 256 GB max.

          • 2. Re: New Machine - India (Components are costly here)
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            >CM HAF 912


            That case comes with 2 fans, front and rear, and the pictures on Newegg show places to mount 2 more fans, top and side


            Consider adding those 2 optional fans to blow more air into the box... cooler components generally last longer


            >Windows 7 64 Bit


            Make sure you get the PRO version to be able to go above 16Gig of ram


            >500GB SATA 1st Solid State Drive


            I agree with Harm that you do not need that large/expensive a boot drive... I have Win7 64bit Pro and CS5 Master Collection and MS Office Pro and all the "usual" My Documents stuff on my boot drive, and all that only uses 70Gig of space


            Drive C space http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1007934?tstart=0

            I also have my Windows swap/page file on my 2nd hard drive... find instructions at http://search.microsoft.com/search.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US


            • 3. Re: New Machine - India (Components are costly here)
              panditsachin Level 1

              Thanks a ton for quick brief.. I am fan of yours :-)



              Yes , Now I  got MOBO changed to  INTEL DZ77SL50K to handle that ,, and I do not have video card so and as per availibilty zeroing down to GTX560 or GTX560Ti ..


              Yes point noted about PSU..

              and SSD (It was typo)- replecing it with 1TB SATA for OS..

              volume 2 - 2 x 500 GB SATA for media

              and for Volume 3 - 1 TB SATA for exports


              I think this will be okay to start with

              • 4. Re: New Machine - India (Components are costly here)
                panditsachin Level 1

                Thanks John, Points noted..


                and Yes I cheked C space issue, will take care of that