I am about to place an order for a new computer setup to run with CS5 Production premium;
I have done much research to the point I am getting confused and thought I would fly this by the group with more hands on experience than what I may have. I do not want to make any expensive mistakes , did that last year with a core I7 920:
Here are my points of confusion.
I will be running with a I7 980x processor & plan to use 24 git of ram.
**Does it make any sense to buy an aftermarket cooler with this unit, don't intend to over clock, but ya` never know.
**Perhaps something like the Noctua NH-U12P-Se2
>>But will if fit in all the motherboards I have listed below ??
I will need to buy a mother board which can accommodate 3 pcie cards and not slow down the throughput in other lanes. / Is that even possible: / if so / which cards in which lanes / see mother board selection below.
These are the 3 motherboards I am considering / any feedback with the above in mind.
Gigabyte GA-X58A - UD5 or UD7
Asus Sabertooth X58
Video Card will be pny Quadro 4000 (single slot, right,/ that is why I picked this one?)
Also an "RME" PCIe Audio Card. http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_hdspe_aio.php
1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge),
Plus / perhaps a Raid controller card..
Still some confusion there, please see my recent post regarding G-Tech and other external Raid setups.
I intend to go with an Antec 850 w power supply, would anyone suggest higher ?
Case will be the Antec 1200, not for the looks.
I already have one, runs nice and cool and quiet, might be an issue with number of drive bays.
**Any advice on something which runs as cool and quiet at the Antec 1200 but has more available bays,
Will probably at one point be running at least 7 hard drives, plus a Blue Ray Burner & a CD Burner Combo..
No need to ask why. :-)
>>If I go with an eternal raid setup, 4 of those 7 drives may be external..
OK Guys / what am I doing wrong with the above?
I need some reliable advice on things I should consider with the above setup...
I plan to place the order next week / so please chime in and save me any expensive mistakes..
**I know about the Quadro 4000 and the GTX 470 comparison issues posted here, so perhaps we don't need to get into that.
Thanks A Bunch / most appreciated !
If you are planning on purchasing a system, talk to the guys at ADK Video. Eric and Scott are on this site and know their stuff. No sales BS, just fact.
>850 w power supply... 7 hard drives... other stuff
Power supply calculator http://extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp (the PRO version)
Check to be sure... I don't think 850 is big enough