4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2009 8:42 AM by mceproje

    which motherboard


      I will use video editing on a computer for professional purposes I am prepared.
      i will use adobe premiere pro and nvidia quadro cx graphic card.



      cost of the computer does not pose a problem for me
      I want to have a good performance of the computer
      I dont want to do overclocking. because i want a cold components.


      motherboard :
      My first choice was asus P6T7 WS SuperComputer.


      I will use a single graphics card. Does an extra advantage of this motherboard supports cuda than another motherboards(for example asus Rampage II Extreme)?


      Let me choose which motherboard ?
      - P6T7 WS SuperComputer ?
      - Rampage II Extreme ?
      or different?


      other parts :
      - Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition, 4x 3.33GHz
      - OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 / 1333 MHz / Platinum XTC / Triple Channel Kits / 12GB
      12GB (6x2048MB) T/C Kit PN - OCZ3P1333LV12GS
      - Intel X25-E 64GB, 2.5", SATA II ssd (system hard disk)
      - western digital Caviar Black 2 TB, 64 MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s (storage hard disk) x 2 pieces
      - thermalright cpu and vga cooler
      - Scythe S-FLEX 120 mm case,cpu and vga fans
      - seasonic M12D-850 psu

        • 1. Re: which motherboard
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          The Rampage is a gamers mobo, the WS Supercomputer is better for NLE work, because of the dual NIC's and the dual Marvell chips with support for SAS.


          Given that money is no object and overclocking is not foreseen, you can easily triple or quadruple the investment by going with a Supermicro board with dual W5590's and going for 24 GB, add an Areca ARC 1680-iX24 with 4 GB cache and BBM and adding at least 10 other WD 2 TB disks.


          An alternative may be to consider your current budget and from that, deduct the Quadro CX and replace it with a GTX 285 or ATI HD 4890. Rough savings around $ 1200. Then deduct the i7-975 Extreme and replace it for an i7-920. Rough savings around $ 800. Total savings around $ 2K, which can be used for a much needed improvement of your disk system. You can easily get an Areca ARC 1680-iX12 with 2 GB cache and BBM (around $ 1300) plus a number of additional disks. Unless all you do is encoding to H.264, your system will be much snappier and a way better performer.


          Also, it is better to forget about the 2 TB WD's, as they are green disks, 5400 RPM. Don't use green disks on an editing system.


          Better get the Intel X25M-G2 80 G version and only use Windows7, because of the trim function.

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          • 2. Re: which motherboard
            Jim_Simon Level 9
            better to forget about the 2 TB WD's, as they are green disks, 5400 RPM


            The one's he's talking about are 7200 RPM disks.


            Overall, it's a very nice system that will serve editign quite well, I think.

            • 3. Re: which motherboard
              mceproje Level 1

              thank you @Harm Millaard for your infos.


              - supermicro boards ver profesional for me.


              - i use an Elemental Accelerator with nvidia quadro card and i hope i have got perfect premiere pro encoding time.


              - 2 tb wd cavaliar black disks 7200 rpm. its not green.


              - yes I'll be waiting for the 34nm intel ssd. and also possible 34nm slc x-25e model with trim fuction.

              • 4. Re: which motherboard
                mceproje Level 1

                yes i hope so @jim simon