4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2011 5:07 AM by Jay Knobbe

    To Build a Rig, Or Buy it Premade...

    Adamousman Level 1

      Hi All,

       

      I'm going to be purchasing a new editing computer for Adobe Premiere CS5 in the next 2 weeks -- the question remains, should I build it or buy it from picked out parts?  I've looked at digitalstorms.online for the last 2 weeks and built this configuration:

       

      Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - HAF 922
      Processor: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Quad Core)
      Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 (Intel X58 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
      System Memory: 12GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
      Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
      Expansion Bay: External USB Digital Media Card Reader
      Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (150GB Western Digital VelociRaptor (10K RPM) (16MB Cache)
      Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition WD1002FAEX)
      Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: 1x (1TB Western Digital Caviar (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition WD1002FAEX)
      Optical Drive 1: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs)
      Internet Access: Wireless-PCI N 300Mbps (Supports 802.11n/g/b)
      Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
      Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Corsair A70 Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler

       


      If I order the computer built, it will be ~$2,600.  If I order the parts from newegg.com and build it myself, it will be about $1,800.  I've never built a computer before, but I am reasonably tech savvy.  Are they tons of problems I could encounter that would go over my head?  Is it worth it to pay the extra for peace of mind, etc?

       

      Thank you much.