I'm not really sure how to start this discussion, perhaps I should first introduce myself- my name is Damon and I currently reside in Australia. I have recently started filming using the gopro 3 cameras to record my personal recreational pursuits (moto-x and mountain biking), however, it has quickly become apparent that my current computer hardware is not up to the task of editing this footage (understandable given the computer is an old socket 939 amd).
This lead me to begin research for a new system. I quickly found the videoguys website and then after a few wrong turns I landed here. I have read a lot of information posted here by Harm, Eric and Bill- all of which is excellent and very helpful, so thank you and please forgive me if I haven't been able to grasp and understand all of the knowledge you have shared.
Based on my research and budget of around $2500au I am proposing to piece together the following system:
|Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower with Window||In stock||$145.00|
|Seasonic X-850 80Plus Gold 850W||In stock||$269.00|
|EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB||In stock||$439.00|
|Intel 335 Series 240GB SSD - Retail Version||Ships in 24hrs||$215.00|
|Dell S2340L 23in IPS LED Monitor||In stock||$219.00|
|Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-Ray Disc Writer OEM||In stock||$95.00|
|Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 CPU Cooler||In stock||$89.00|
|Intel Core i7 3930K||In stock||$589.00|
|ASUS P9X79 Pro Motherboard||In stock||$319.00|
|G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3||Ships in 24hrs||$185.00|
To this I still intend to add the following:
operating system: Windows 8 Pro
HDD(s): I am not sure what to select here and what configuration to use? Redundancy is not important to me given I am an amateur and tend to keep footage on sd cards and external hard drives for back ups. Stability and performance are my key requirements.
Internal card reader: I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
Keyboard and mouse: I will probably select something based on personal preference.
My other real concern is which RAM to use with the 3930k and P9X79 Pro.
I have read a discussion here where Eric strongly recommends low voltage samsung RAM- the problem is sourcing that locally seems to be impossible. G-Skill seems to be readily available here and used in Harm's monster- albeit with some teething issues initially as I understand. What other options are recommended by those of you who have 'been there and done that' on the socket 2011 platform?
In regards to the Graphics card I selected the GTX670 as it is my understanding the bandwidth is of most importance, the 670 seems to have significantly more bandwidth than the 660ti card albeit at a cost increase of $100-$150. I think the GTX680 had more again but that option is cost prohibitive at this point in time. Any thoughts? Could I save some money and go with the 660ti or would you stick with the GTX670?
With the case, I know many of you recommend a full size case, however, space restrictions at home are of some concern, I was hoping the noctua could fit in the above case.
I will stop there, hopefully I have provided enough information for your recommendations and advice, please let me know if there is anything more you require.