Watch out for that RAM selection if you don’t know it will work. I didn’t see it on the QVL (memory support list) for rev.1. Someone on this forum should have experience with this mobo.
For me, the CM case is plenty big enough, in fact it is very large.
The EVGA 470 sounds good to me.
I wouldn’t spend the money for the SSD, but some people just want them. If you really want one, hey, get what makes you happy if you can afford it. Mr. Harm Millaard gives a comparative example of cost per GB somewhere on this forum and the numbers can be more than what they seem at first (in favor of regular drives).
I went higher on the PSU (1000w CM Silent Pro) and I feel pretty good about it. It is very quiet; not stressed. Also, if you want to ad parts later you may need the headroom, and PSUs age so headroom is needed there. Find a PSU calculator and set “CPU load to 100%, capacitor aging to 30% and add 10 - 15% to the calculated total wattage to be sure…”. (Millaard) - I hope you don't mind me quoting you Harm-
My CS5/AVCHD 1st Impressions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694?tstart=0 includes a link to the computer I built... since the GTX
285 is no longer sold, I would now go with a GTX 470
If you are not going to edit a LARGE uncompressed file, you don't really need RAID... I edit AVCHD with just regular drives... as follows
My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320G WD Win7 and all programs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and PPro projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write
Thanks for the helpful info, Richard.
I am worried about the RAM now b/c it's the only thing I've already purchased (at Fry's) and I'm past the 15 day return. The salesman DID say it was compatible w/ the MoBo that I had picked out. But I'm unaware of the (QVL Memory Support List). I'll check that out.
Per SSD, I've been back and forth on this based upon the opinions of supposed "Geek-Squad-ers". The people in this forum are MUCH more learned about the subject and I have come to the conclusion that my main advantage with an SSD would be a really quick boot time?!?!?!?! If that's the case, I'm not interested. I can always use the few extra seconds for a sip of Jo.
I may very well up the PSU from 850W to 1000W.
That is very helpful, John
I kind of got stumped (not hard to do) when I started listening to the knuckel headed kids at Fry's Electronics, telling me (with all their genious) how I MUST get an SSD for OS and programs in order to validate my system.
Thankfully I have you folks who actually know what you're talking about. I'm getting a great education from this forum
Yes, if you are building for CS5 and Premiere you are definitely in the right place. Keep reading; pay special attention to the people on the Top Participants list on the right side of the front page of this forum. Look at their stuff.
With a list of items to buy – I'd get on the new egg email list and wait – can save a lot that way.