Looks good, with two remarks:
1. Consider going for 12 GB memory.
2. Consider going for the GTX-480. It has more than double the cores at half the price with a higher clock speed and will, according to rumors, be certified in Q3.
Excellent suggestions, will do.
> 1 - Operating System 1 - Other Software 1 - Scratch Disk
What I have is 2x 320gig and 1x1Terabyte
1-320G for Windows and all software
1-320Gig for Win Page file and CS5 temp files
1-1Terabyte for video files
I am editing AVCHD from Canon Vixia HFS100
your Mobo Choice Has 2x PCI-X is this something you will be usuing,
if not I would go for a Asus P6T 6 WS
or The Newer
Memory I would go for something with standard hight, As if you were to install a CPU cooler, the memory will get in the way.
It may take some fiddling, but usually one can position the front fan a bit higher on the cooler to create space for the RAM modules, with the inherent drawback that the capacitors are not cooled as efficiently as one would wish. It also is not easy to do when one does not have a removable mobo tray.
Thank you all for the most excellent feedback
Here is what should be on the delivery trucks today
Hopefully it will all play together nicely
ASUS P6T WS PRO LGA 1366
Intel X58 ATX Intel Core i7
Xeon Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-930
(No additional cooler)
2 Memory Sets (12 GB Total)
Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB
3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz
240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit
3 Hard Drives
WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM
SATA 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache
1 - Operating System
1 - Other Software
1 - Scratch Disk
PNY XLR8 VCGGTX480XPB GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)
1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Antec Twelve Hundred ATX
12 Drive Bays 2xUSB 2.0
eSATA Audio Full Tower Case
Antec Truepower 23754 TP-750 750-Watt
Pity you only now mention the PSU. It may be pretty meager with this setup. Check with the Pro version here eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Pro v2.5
and set the CPU load to 100%, capacitor aging to 30% and add 10 - 15% to the calculated total wattage to be sure that 750 is really enough.
So much to learn, I must do
OK, I'll go look at that, thanks
One day amazon may save the day yet
Get a good branded Psu: Eg: Coolermaster, Corsair, min 850w.
This one OK?
Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000-Watt
HX Professional Series 80 Plus
Certified Power Supply compatible with Core i7 and Core i5
Yes its a good one.
I should have been more specific I meant to mention the Corsair 1000
Its also Modular so you wont have those extra wires getting in the way of cooling.
Looking good so far.
Coolermaster silent pro 1000w is also in the price range. both are good choices.