7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2010 6:55 AM by ECBowen

    Insight needed on my economical system

      • CAS: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color)


      • CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)


      • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366


      • CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9
      • FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA


      • HDD: 80GB Corsair Force 80 Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+160] (Single Hard Drive)
      • HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+93] (Single Hard Drive)


      • MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+144] (Corsair or Major Brand)
      • MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way  SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX  Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby  Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2  PCIe X1 & 1 PCI


      • OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]


      • POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - BFG EX-1000 80 Plus Power Supply




      • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+91] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)



      PRICE: $1,746 before taxes



      Trying to keep this sytem under $2000 total. Will mainly be used for photoshop/lightroom editing 5d mkII files and 5dmkii video files editing via Premiere. Hopefully this sytem will be flexible for the future (ie. larger files sizes from cameras)



      What do you guys think about my OS/programs hard drive choice and my data drive choice? I will most likely use a Drobo-S via esata/usb3 for data storage unless you nice folks suggest something better.