3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2010 4:03 AM by Harm Millaard

    Computer Build for CS5,

    Jimmy_A

      Hi,

       

      I was wondering if anyone would be able to check this computer build and make any recomendations. I am about to start video editing, in both DV and HD. I don't need the best system as it isn't for work, and I would like to try and keep the price down, however it would be nice to 'future proof" it.

       

      This is what I was quoted so far:

       

       

      CPU Intel Core i7 950 [3GHz/4.8GT QPI/8MB/LGA1366] [BX80601950] 1 359.00

       

      Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 [Intel X58/LGA1366/DDR3/ATX] 1 359.00

       

      RAM Kingston 6GB Kit (3x2GB) DDR3 PC-10600 1333MHz DIMM [KVR1333D3N9K3/6G] 2 189.00

       

      Hard Disk Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5" 1.5TB 7200rpm 32MB SATA [ST31500341AS] 1 109.00

       

      Hard Disk Drive OCZ Vertex 2 (E) 2.5" 60GB SATAII Solid State Drive [OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G] 1 199.00

       

      Power Supply Antec TruePower 650W ATX Power Supply [TP- 650] 1 149.00

       

      Case Antec P183 "Performance One" Black Midi Tower No PSU 1 185.00

       

      MicroSoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit DVD OEM 1 169.00

       

      Graphics Card Leadtek NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 512MB DDR3 PCI- Express 1 275.00

       

      DVDRW and BLURAY Drives LG 22x Internal DVD±RW SATA - OEM – Black [GH22NS50] 1 39.00

       

       

      I read somewhere here that it would be better with Microsoft Windows 7 Pro. I am also a bit unsure about the graphics card: a friend said to downgrade and save money, or is it better to upgrade to a Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express2.0 [N470UD-13 or something similar.

       

       

       

      If anyone has anytime to make any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Jimmy