11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2011 2:15 AM by Intercostal

    1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....

    Intercostal Level 1

      Is the Quadro 600, processor, and other specs enough(below)?

       

      For Premiere and AE CS5...

       

       

       

       

       

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        • 1. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
          Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

          Problems:

          1. Only 4 GB of RAM, how much can you expand this?
          2. Only an i7-860, weak
          3. Only a single disk drive, can you add any more as required?
          4. Mini tower case probably no expansion room.
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          • 2. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
            Intercostal Level 1

            4 RAM can hold 16 RAM

             

            Processor can go as high as:  Quad Core Processor Core i7-880, 3.06GHz, 8MBQuad Core Processor Core i7-880, 3.06GHz, 8MB

             

            A 2nd HD can be added.

             

            Thw tower is pictured below in the main description:

             

            Here is the component selection page: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&oc=MLB1052&s=biz

             

            Here is the main description page:  http://www.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/desktops/precision-t1500/pd.aspx?refid=precision-t150 0&s=biz&cs=555

             

             

             

             

             

            • 3. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
              Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

              I would not immediately buy any 1156 pin Intel processor because on the 9th of this month the second much more powerful Sandy Bridge processor will be available in the stores and they will will be much more powerful than this now older generation.

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              • 4. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
                Intercostal Level 1

                I'm not certain I can get that processor for this particular computer's motherboard when it comes out.

                 

                Is the Quad Core Processor Core i7-880, 3.06GHz, 8MBQuad

                also qualify as weak or is it enough of an upgrade to not be considered in a similar category as the i7-860?

                • 5. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
                  Harm Millaard Level 7

                  All i7-8xx CPU have the same limitation, the P55/H57 mobo architecture and the same applies to all the new Sandy Bridge 2x00(K) CPU's, the P67/H67/Q67 mobo architecture. Both the 1156 and 1155 pin CPU's are not suitable for editing.

                   

                  Why?

                   

                  1. Only 16 PCI-e 2.0 lanes

                  2. Only 4 DIMM slots and max 16 GB

                  3. Only dual channel memory

                   

                  The major limitation is the number of PCI-e lanes. That makes it impossible to install a raid controller, which is sorely needed for comfortable editing.

                   

                  Currently the entry level CPU is the i7-950 on a X58 mobo, 12 GB RAM and a GTX 460 video card.

                   

                  The alternative is waiting till the end of 2011 for the Sandy Bridge E on a X68 mobo, with 40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes, 8 DIMM slots, max 32 GB and quad channel memory, without unusable integrated graphics in the CPU.

                   

                  Your choice of Dell is ill advised. All Dell machines come with crippled BIOS which makes overclocking impossible, they come with custom PSU's that can not be replaced by anything but Dell, they steal you blind on extra's at exorbitant rates like additional hard disks, extra memory, etc. They also pre-install all kinds of crap without media, so that goes down the drain when you want to reformat your OS disk.

                   

                  Either build yourself or have ADK build one for you.

                   

                  PS. To show you how Dell steals you blind:

                   

                  1. Upgrade to i7-880, + $ 740. Elsewhere the CPU is around $ 340, and you still have the 860 to sell on e-Bay.

                   

                  2. Upgrade to 16 GB, + $ 1810. Elsewhere 4 x 4 GB sticks are around $ 200 and you still have the original 4 GB to sell on e-Bay.

                   

                  3. Upgrade to two 1 TB disks, + $ 800. Elsewhere separately for sale for around $ 200 with 32 MB cache, double the Dell cache plus the original disk to sell on e-Bay.

                   

                  4. Add a 6x BR burner, + $ 313. Elsewhere a 10x BR burner for around $ 100.

                   

                  In short, Dell charges you $ 3,658 for upgrades on an underspecced system, that you can do yourself for $ 840.


                  You have to be nuts to accept such a deal.

                  • 6. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
                    Intercostal Level 1

                    Harm,

                     

                    I'll give ADK a call during business hours today.

                     

                    Are the i7-950 and GTX 460 video card compatable with the requirements below as well?

                    I'm trying to get a computer that is also compatable with 3ds Max for 3D animation purposes.

                     

                    • Intel® 64 or AMD64 processor with SSE2 technology*
                    • 8 GB RAM
                    • 8 GB swap space**
                    • 3 GB free hard drive space
                    • Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card (1 GB or higher video card memory)
                    • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
                    • DVD-ROM drive††
                    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher browser)
                    • Internet connection for web downloads and Autodesk Subscription-aware access
                    * Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2011 have been optimized to take advantage of the SSE2 extended instruction sets supported on Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Opteron™, and AMD Phenom™ processors. Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 will not operate on computers that do not support SSE2. Several utilities are available on the Internet that report CPUID, including supported instructions sets.
                    • 9. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
                      Intercostal Level 1

                      Harm,

                       

                      I talked to the people at ADK briefly Friday but will have to wait till Monday to speak with them on the phone again.

                       

                      You mentioned a X58 motherboard. I don't see any mention in the specs of their models that refers to that mobo.

                      I see what's below on one of the mid $2000s models. Are they comparable?

                      I'm going by these models, specifically the 3800 Core i7 Quad version. http://www.adkvideoediting.com/choose.asp

                       

                      Core i7: 4 PCIex16, 2PCIe, 1PCI, up to 24Gig DDR3 1600, TI Firewire, Sata 600, USB3.
                      Features:
                      • 6 memory slots, up to 24GIg DDR3 1600
                      • 6 Sata 3GB/s ports, 1 Esata
                      • 2 Sata 6GB/s (sata 600)
                      • 10 USB ports in rear, 3 additional internal ports
                      • 2 USB 3.0 ports

                       

                      or this

                      Corei7: 24GB/DDR3 1600, 2x PCI, 2 x PCIE x16, 2 PCIE, firewire, 6 Sata, 7.1 Audio

                      description unavailable
                      Item description is currently unavailable

                       

                      The next higher up models , $3000s, have wgat's below but I'd like to keep it in the 2000s if possible.

                       

                      Xeon i5520 chipset: 96GB/DDR3 1333, 1x PCIex16, 2x PCIex8, 1x PCIex4, 1x PCI, Via Firewire, 6 Sata, 6 USB

                      • 10. Re: 1GB nVIDIA Quadro 600 and other specs....
                        Harm Millaard Level 7

                        The first two models you quoted are X58 mobo's. Scott safeguards the brand they use with his life , but rest assured they both are the motherboard you should be looking at.