12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 8:07 AM by Baz R

    Advice on building my new PC workstation

    canonT2igirl

      Hi everyone -


      I need to build a economical PC to use with Premiere and footage from my new Canon T2i. I have been reading through other suggsted builds and came up with a set up that I think will work, but I could really use some help in making sure that everything works together and goes along with my goals for editing and using CS4 (CS5 soon).

       

      GOALS:

      -A build that will cost less than 2k, be upgradeable to CS5, allow me to store ample HD video from my Canon T2i, view HD1080 footage smoothly in the preview window, and edit footage with relative ease.


      Initally I have opted for AMD Phenom II as the primary processor, however, I have seen threads that suggest the Intelcore i7. Can someone confirm which is better for my intended use?


      I have listed the components I selected below that are from Newegg. Any feedback, other suggestions, problems, etc. would be greatly appreciated.


      Thank you so much for your time and help!

       

       

      PROCESSOR

      AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

      Item #: N82E16819103849

       

      MOTHERBOARD

      ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

      Item #: N82E16813131644

       

      VIDEOCARD

      ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

      Item #: N82E16814121372

       

      MEMORY

      G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

      Item #: N82E16820231356

       

       

      1 - HARD DRIVE FOR PAGE FILE AND PROJECT FILES

      1 - HARD DRIVE FOR VIDEO STORAGE

      Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

      Item #: N82E16822136322

       

      1 - HARD DRIVE FOR OPERATING SYSTEM AND PROGRAMShttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136592

      Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

      Item #: N82E16822136592


      POWERSUPPLY

      SILVERSTONE DA700 700W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

      Item #: N82E16817256035

       

      CASE

      NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

      Item #: N82E16811146062

       

      DVD DRIVE

      HP SATA SuperMulti Drive Black Model AR630AT LightScribe Support

      Item #: N82E16827140068