6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2010 11:57 PM by JaysonM-Y

    My suggestions for an economical build

    JaysonM-Y Level 3

      Case

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133178

       

      Power Supply

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121068

       

      Board

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666

       

      Processor

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115223

      Heatsink

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014

       

      Memory

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104168

       

      OS Drive

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139136

       

      Graphics Card

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261073

       

      B-r Burner

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181

       

       

      Target budget is $2,600. So far the cart says $2,623 excluding shipping etc. This is the build I'm suggesting to my employer. Some components might change on the date of final purchase. We plan on using B-r Disks for archiving. Is that wise?

      Advice and suggestions are gratefully welcomed.

        • 1. Re: My suggestions for an economical build
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Jayson,

           

          Suggestion: Do add a verbal description of every item to each link. That is a lot easier to read than going through each link, moving forward and back through all the pages. I prefer to read: 'i7-980X' instead of going through the link that says the same and going back again. Those seven characters suffice for me as a good choice.

           

          What about data storage?

           

          Why only 12 GB and no provision to expand to 24 in the future. So look at 3 x 4 GB as well.

           

          I have no idea what kind of projects you usually make and how much storage is required for backup, but BR disk hold only limited amounts of data. Have you looked into a NAS for backup?

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          • 2. Re: My suggestions for an economical build
            JaysonM-Y Level 3

            Harm Millaard wrote:

            add a verbal description of every item to each link. That is a lot easier to read than going through each link

            Aghh!.. I knew I forgot to do something before I hit the post button.

             

            What about data storage?

            I have many of the posts with your and others insight to look to for guidance, it's just the system(s) I was thinking about instead of that one 5-6k+ Mac Pro. We usually just have 3-4 drives per system and the usual external for specific clients. I'd like moar but at the moment we don't get projects that require much space.... wait... on the other hand we have our own show out now that we literally get new footage every other day... lol prepare for another post soon.

             

            Why only 12 GB and no provision to expand to 24 in the future. So look at 3 x 4 GB as well.

            I was thinking about that, does 3x4 work better than having 2 sticks per core? Also the thought that loosing 4gb if a stick were to flunk out makes me queasy.

             

            what kind of projects do you usually make? 

            (edited that one )

            ALOT of DV. It's like the stone age out here.... some, literally, still using stones. I've yet to do a project that wasn't out of my own idleness in HD.

             

            BR disk hold only limited amounts of data. Have you looked into a NAS for backup?

            I have, it's the thought of moving parts or anything constantly in contact with electricity that makes me nervous... that and the immediate cost. I also believe a properly stored DVD can/will outlast any hd you can get. The problem I'd have would be to access data if the need arises and how I'd get the exact amount of data to fill the disks. What we're going for at the moment would be safety and longevity while being cost effective. Out here, the only thing people like hearing is that it's cheap.

            • 3. Re: My suggestions for an economical build
              ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

              Dump the Kingston Ram. Look at G-Skill or Muskin and follow Harm's 4GB stick advice. No sense wasting money later. 4GB sticks are not that much more.

               

              I would look at the I7 970 if you are not going to overclock. Get the 980X if you are.

               

              Look at this Noctua Fan.

              http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=35&lng=en&set=1

               

              Look at this SSD

              http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs/MKNSSDCL120GB.aspx

               

              If you develop a duplicate backup system then optical Discs can work but is cost prohibitive over the long term. They also do not have a estimated operation time beyond HDD's that I know of because the Dye breaks down to easy over time. I agree with Harm here. Look at drives that you spin up every 6 months atleast once and or LTO Tape for real long term archive.

               

              Eric

              ADK

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              • 4. Re: My suggestions for an economical build
                JaysonM-Y Level 3

                ECBowen wrote:

                Dump the Kingston Ram. Look at G-Skill or Muskin and follow Harm's 4GB stick advice.

                Will do.

                 

                I would look at the I7 970 if you are not going to overclock. Get the 980X if you are.

                I'm thinking about it.

                 

                Look at this Noctua Fan.

                http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=35&lng=en&s et=1

                ..... doesn't seem better than the usual one. Is it?

                 

                Look at this SSD

                http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs/MKNSSDCL120GB.aspx

                .... getting stuff to Jamaica ain't the easiest of tasks, so we're trying to buy from one location. And new egg is currently out of stock. Only the 60gb ones left. Those must be pretty good. Might just buy 2 of the 60's and raid em together .

                • 5. Re: My suggestions for an economical build
                  ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                  Best CPU Cooler I have seen so far that is also quiet. I like the heatsink design and surface area. The 140mm fan gives excellent airflow. I also like the air moving down on the board moving the heat off the heatsinks on the board. Turbulence is what you want on your board always and anyway you can get it.

                   

                  I am sure Newegg will have more Callisto SSD drives soon. If you are not buying today, they should have stock soon.

                   

                  Eric

                  ADK

                  • 6. Re: My suggestions for an economical build
                    JaysonM-Y Level 3

                    LoL the cooler you suggested saved me $3 and the memory adds about about $40 LOL.

                    I do trust G-Skill tho; from my first build to the one I currently have at home (amd btw).

                     

                    Thanks Harm and EC.