Sorry and I want to know if 1 gig graphics is over kill or will a Nvidia PCI-E 512 with open GL 2.0 be good enough?
Intel i7 is a much better source... what I am going to build, when CS5 64bit is released
When I have the $$ and after CS5 is released (Hopefully in 64bit) I am going to build a new computer... this will be for SD only, so I do not need Raid, and I will NOT overclock the Asus motherboard... as much as possible, I am buying when Newegg has free shipping on the item I want (I am going to buy the CPU & Ram & MB last, just before I start building, in case there is a problem and I need to return anything)
If I were going to edit HD video, I would replace the single 1-T drive with a RAID setup for faster I/O - but, since I've never had any I/O problems with a single data drive on my old computer, I see no reason for raid on this computer
It should work, but if Win2k and the Pinnacle Dv500 I have won't work with this new motherboard, I will buy an ADVC-300 external device $400 at http://www.academicsuperstore.com/products/Grass+Valley/ADVC+Digital+Video+Converters/7039 31 to work with my old analog camcorder (plus my old VHS tapes I am slowly converting to DVD)
90 Case = Cooler Master Scout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 (have)
110 PS = Corsair 850w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009 (have)
225 12Gig Ram - Crucial 1066 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148246
280 Intel i7 920 CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
220 Asus P6 SE motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131386
125 ATI Video Card - most likely a model 4850 w/1Gig to also use for Photoshop
50 320Gig SATA Boot http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074
50 320Gig SATA Scratch/Temp drive
95 1-Terrabyte SATA Data drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
20 2 Cooler Master Case Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999072
40 Scythe Mugen SCMG-2000 CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093
550 Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS5 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/496667?tstart=0
000 Win2k & Premiere 6 & Pinnacle Dv500 via dual boot with Windows 7
000 Windows 7 Pro 64bit via deal that WSU has with Microsoft (see forum link above)
1,855 plus any shipping or WA taxes
There are a couple of things I'd rethink before buying, Sam.
John is right about the CPU. At this point, your choice is somewhat old and underpowered for certain video formats. Consider at a minimum the Core i7 920.
If you go that route, you'd need a different motherboard and memory as well. The new architecture is triple channel, so you'd get 6 GB instead of 8. (Or 12, if you like.)
5400 RPM drives are not a good choice. And two isn't enough. At a minimum you want a smallish System drive for OS and Programs, a decent sized (500GB) for Projects and Scratch files, and a really big one (1TB+) for Media only. Make them all 7200 RPM at least, and SATA 3 (6MB/s transfer) if you can.
The graphics card won't make much of a different in your editing. Get the cheapeast one that will handle you intended monitor setup.
Great thanks guys! I don't know if these are available in South Africa yet so I'll have to look around for it (I mean that specific MB and Proc). And sorry to ask a stupid question but can that motherboard support dual monitors or will I need to get two graphics cards?
I am not going to use motherboard video, so I have no idea if the motherboard will support dual monitors
Almost all modern video CARDS will run dual monitors... but check the card you plan to buy
Since I also do Photoshop, I plan to buy a 1Gig video card... but, as Jim says, that is not needed for Premiere
There is also a Gigabyte brand motherboard that some use with success... you will need to research which MB goes with the i7
I will be using Photoshop as well so it's best to get a new one. Thanks for your help.