2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2010 10:52 AM by story2rewrite

    New Build

    story2rewrite Level 1

      First of all let me say thank you to Harm and all the knowledgable people on here.  I've been reading all the articles - sometimes twice.  That said, I'm new to all this.  I'm going to be using this to edit h.264 files(canon 5d and t2i) and maybe nikon from time to time.

       

      I'm going through Digital Storm and this what I configured.  Sorry, I'm not brave enough to build yet.  And the parts for this looked about the same if I bought them myself.  It comes to about $2,400.

       

      CASE: HAF 932

      PROCESSOR: i7 930(O.C'ed)

      MOBO: ASUS P6X58D PREMIUM

      MEMORY: 12 GB DDR3 1600 MHZ

      POWER SUPPLY: 1000 WATTS

       

      EXPANSION BAY: HARD DRIVE HOT SWAP BAY(E-Z RACK)

      HARD DRIVE SET 1: O.S AND PROGRAMS 1X500 GB WD 16MB 7200 RPM

      HARD DRIVE SET 2: SCRATCH (RAID 0)2 X 500GB WD 16MB 7200 RPM

      HARD DRIVE SET 3: SAVED FILES 1X 1TB HITATCHI/SEAGATE 7200 RPM 32 MB

       

      OPTICAL: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW

      VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 470

      COOLING: NOCTUA NH-D14 EXTREME PERFORMANCE

      O.S- WINDOWS 7 PRO 64 BIT

       

      The hard disk always seems like the trickiest area. I've read it over several times(disk set up/to raid or not to raid) and I was trying to come up with the most economical for me at the time while giving me good performance.  I added the hot swap for like $30.  I feel like I could use that to empty out the data from hard drive 3.  I could create a library of saved files and keep things clean.  Does this sound okay?  Any and all advice is welcome.