3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2009 1:50 PM by Harm Millaard

    Many thanks Harm!

    stevelyles Level 1

      I had been getting pressure from my son(a network specialist in the marines) and the IT guy from work to build my own editing computer....I have/had been using a dell dimension 4600 P4 loaded to the gills running on xp 32 for several years and have made some pretty good pieces on it(according to my clients and friends)well after upgrading to CS4 and the frustrations of trying to run a very thirsty premiere without any power under the hood so to speak....I read Harms artice on building your own pc which really opened my eyes and catapulted me straight to newegg,com to order all of the bits and pieces to build a bloody dream machine here are the parts I ordered



      CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C7 G - Retail
      Item #: N82E16820145242
      -Memory Standard Return Policy
      ($134.00 ea)
      Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
      Item #: N82E16835100007
      -Consumable Item Standard Return Policy
      Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
      Item #: N82E16832116493
      -Software Return Policy

      Please Note CD keys are listed on the outside of the plastic wrap accompanying your product.
      Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
      Item #: N82E16822136322
      -Standard Return Policy

      This item is serviced by the Western Digital. Please call  800 832 4778 for service.
      GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
      Item #: N82E16813128362
      -Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

      Gigabyte (626)-854-9338 option 4 www.giga-byte.com
      Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
      Item #: N82E16819115202
      -CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

      Intel  (800)-628-8686  Please Verify Processor matches order Prior to installation. IMPORTANT: Always pack you CPU well for return. We will refuse your RMA if we received it as DAMAGED!
      CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
      Item #: N82E16817139006
      -Standard Return Policy
      SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
      Item #: N82E16814102801
      -VGA Standard Return Policy
      Shipped from  TN, USA - Tracking #: 1ZR4149E1200695349
      COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
      Item #: N82E16811119187
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      I also added a Cooler master V8 cpu cooler to this....I used my dvd drives from my old computer and the Raptor 150 and western digital caviar black 1 TB drive I was using also...all in all its running like a dream...many thanks Harm for your inspiring article



      by the way Premiere is like a totally different software on this machine...apart from the program monitor freezing issue!

        • 1. Re: Many thanks Harm!
          Harm Millaard Level 7



          You are welcome. Nice specs, but what disk setup did you go for, apart from the 300 GB Velocipator? You also have a 150 GB Velociraptor and 1 TB media disk, but anything special?


          I assume you have OS & programs on the 300 GB disk, your pagefile and scratch on the 150 GB disk and your media on the 1 TB disk. Is this correct?


          One of the great things about public fora is that you can share experiences and mistakes for others to learn from and avoid making the same mistakes again. I appreciate your feedback and am glad you benefited from my posts. One thing wonders me, though,:


          apart from the program monitor freezing issue!

          What happens in what kind of project? If you explain a bit more the details, maybe we can pinpoint where the problem may be.

          • 2. Re: Many thanks Harm!
            stevelyles Level 1

            Thanks Harm


            I assume you have OS & programs on the 300 GB disk, your pagefile and scratch on the 150 GB disk and your media on the 1 TB disk. Is this correct?

            Yes thats the set up...I also run 2 Guardian maximus externals 500gb (raid 1 mirrors) on firewire 800 for storage...I do not edit from these drives....so no special configs as I only edit SD footage.


            the Program monitor freezes whenever I output through firewire (interface through an advc110) to my production monitor...it updates immediately when hitting the space bar...everthing works fine if you just wanted to edit externally(I do not) and all is well if you disable the external preview and just use the Program monitor....I am so used to using both AND a third monitor (sony trinitron 13") to get a feel for the look of things that this issue has me "perturbed" any pointers to this problem would be lovely! I figured it was yet another bug...as the source monitor also does this if you set it up to external previews

            many thanks Harm


            • 3. Re: Many thanks Harm!
              Harm Millaard Level 7



              This has been reported by many users as a problem (see the thread Jim Simon question: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/443627) and the only solution till now is to set the audio to external device in the playback settings. I have reported the problem at TS, it has been escalated, but no further news for the moment.


              BTW, where are my points for the help? Rumor has it that the participant with the most points gets invited to a cafetaria lunch at Adobe HQ (the trip will be on his own expense, you know Adobe), but possibly the 7 pound Maine lobster will be on Adobe's account and he will be given 5 minutes to explain what should be improved in their software. I don't want to miss that opportunity.