7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2016 6:29 AM by Jay Knobbe

    New build parts list / Feedback please

    Jay Knobbe Level 1

      Would appreciate thoughts on this first draft list of parts for my new build.

      I edit AVCHD, DVCAM, XDCAM, AVI, Photoshop and I suppose it makes sense to factor for future consumer 4K

      Projects are 5 min to 90 min length, some AE effects, moderate other effects and plug-ins

      I use CS 5.0. CC2016 is just too expensive for me.

      Once the build is complete, stable and tuned, I'm not prone to tinkering with it.

      Here we go...

       

      Asus X99 Deluxe Mobo. Already purchased

      Intel 5820k CPU - will o/c once system is stable. Already purchased.

      G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-2666C15Q-32GRR, 32GB, 4GBx8, Timings = 15-15-15-35

      or

      G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-2400C15Q2-64GRK, 64GB, 8GBx8, Timings = 15-15-15-35. This adds $100 over the 32GB sticks.

      Asus GTX 970 4GB STRIX. I'm not certain I need a $320 video card.

      Samsung 850 Pro 128GB SSD - MZ-7KE128BW. For O/S, Software

      Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2-2280 SSD. For Project media, cache, etc.

      CoolerMaster 212x - Would like the Noctua NH-D15S but there is a huge price difference.


      The following parts I will reuse

      CoolerMaster HAF-X 932 case - taken from 6 yr old build

      Coolermaster 1000w PSU - taken from 6 yr old build. Does it make sense to use this? All calculators show new requirements  from 612w to 700w. Should I consider a new 850w?

      4 Samsung F3's, 1TB - taken from 6 yr old build. Previously configured in a pair of Raid 0's. I could use for storage

      WD Black Raptor 300GB - taken from 6 yr old build. Was the o/s drive. Can I put this to good use?

      WD Black 2TB - taken from 6 yr old build

      WD Black 3TB - 1 yr old

      Samsung BD burner - taken from 6 yr old build


      Thoughts and questions:

      1. I should go with 64GB ram for the additional $100?
      2. Based on what I edit is a 970 4gb card necessary?
      3. Can any 4k work be done with a 2gb card? I can buy a Gigabyte GTX750ti 2gb card for $85, a EVGA 950GTX 2GB for $140 or a GTX960 4GB for $195 vs $320 for the ASUS 970 4GB. What is recommended?
      4. Does it make sense to use the old 1000w PSU? All calculators show new requirements  from 612w to 700w. Should I consider a new 850w or 750w?
      5. Thoughts on any alternatives to the Samsung SSD drives? I prefer the Samsung brand.
      6. How could I best use the old HDD's?

       

      Thank You