Haswell might be a bit faster than the current Ivy Bridge architecture, but will still be limited by the low number of PCI-e lanes. This, in turn, limits what you can install on such a mainstream platform. Haswell will still be hobbled by its 16 available PCI-e lanes - all of which are normally used by a single graphics card (GPU). (Technically, Haswell will still have 20 total PCI-e lanes, but four of those will be used to connect to the 8-series chipset PCH, which offers some additional PCI-e capacity.)
And IMHO using a PC for both gaming and video editing is NOT recommended: Games often install a lot of junk that can seriously degrade video editing performance.
I should have Haswell PPBM benchmarks done here in next day or 2. I have been to swamped to get those done yet.
Does anyone also know when someone on a retail level will be able to purchase and build a pc using the new chipset? There have been articles on new motherboards etc. Just wondering if I should go ahead and build with the current system on the market.
Someone in motherboard tech support told me that their Z87 based boards would be available in July. Do not know if he is credible or not..
Just a final note: I've decided to go with the processor that so many like in this forum. The PC will be for multi use.
Intel Cor i7-3930K Hexa-Core Processor 3.2 Ghz LGA 11
Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 4x8GB
Noctua NHY-D14 Quite Cooler
Asus P9X79 Pro LGA 2011 Intel X79
Windows 8 Pro OEM
SamSung Electronics 840 Pro Series 256 GB
Cooler Maxter HAF XM - Mid tower Case
LG Electronics 14x Sata Blue-ray Internal Rewriter
Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost GDDR5-2GB
2 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Sata 6 Gb/s
Existing Drives that I would like to encorporate into the new system:
WD Raptor 500 GB
2 Samsung 1 TB HDD Sata 3 GB/s
1 Samsung 1 TB HDD Sata 3 GB/s
I am now looking for some direction on configuration of the drives. I could purchase additional drives.
I am still thinking about the mid tower case. I have a number of old videos of scuba diving trips that I can store on external drives. My space under a glass desk involves a smaller metal bracket which I can remove. I have thought of a full size case and if so would like roller wheels on the bottom of the case.
Thank you for your input.
I don't want to purchase a Adaptec Raid controller. The mother board has the following Storage
Intel X79 Chipset:
2 x Sata 6Gb/s
4 x Sata 3 Gb/s
Marvell PCle 9128 Controller:
2 x Sata 6Gb/s
ASMedia ASM1061 Controller:
2x Power eSata 6 Gb/s
Which controllers should go to the:
Samsung Electronics 840 Pro SSD
2 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD Sata Raid?
Make sure you get the low profile version of the Vengeance sticks, otherwise it will not fit underneath the Noctua cooler.
Intel 6G: Samsung SSD & WD Raptor
Marvell 6G: 2x Barracuda.
Intel 3G: optical drive(s)
Thank you for your reply. Can you recomend a full tower at this time? I can remove a bracket in the desk and it will fit. I looked at your post, what to build. I could not find the Lian Li listed on amazon or new egg. I think it would allow me to grow by having additional space.
CoolerMaster HAF 932 and 942 are popular, Fractal Design XL R2 is a good and affordable case, the Lian Li PC-X2000 FN is another good case and if you want the ultimate in cases, look at CaseLabs and take a look at the options in the various product lines. I have the TH10 with casters under my desk, which belongs to the Magnum Double Wide Line.
You may want to take a look at Final Results and other pages that document my latest build.
Have you done them?
Yes I am almost finished with our internal benchmarks. I need to do the PPBM test yet and Harm needs to give me access to the 6 site
If you register and login, you have access to all pages, with the exception of certain debug pages, used exclusively by Adobe Development people, Bill and myself.
I can set this up for you, but you may prefer to do it yourself, since then you can decide on your own password, instead of me making one up for you. If you have solid reasons for elevated status, please mail me privately.
My apologies then Harm. Bill had said I needed access to the site so I thought I needed that just for viewing results.
No need to apologize, Eric. If anyone should apologize it is me, for not communicating this clearly enough on the website.