6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2011 10:03 PM by arcadiabc

    First Time Builder! Evaluate My Choices?


      Hello everyone,


      I would just like to say that this forum has been an AMAZING place to learn about computers and video editing. I am new to everything, and it is very overwhelming, but I appreciate the posts that attempt to decipher the complexities of building a computer. Thank you, everyone.


      I've made a pretty lazy attempt at choosing parts for my own build. I do not have too much money for the hardware ($1500 before taxes, CDN and not including peripherals), so my focus is buying the essentials and upgrading later. Is there anything I can remove or downgrade from the current options I have listed below? I plan on using this computer for editing my t2i/550D footage in Premiere Pro and After Effects CS5.






      CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
      MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

      VIDEO CARD: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
      PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible $104.99

      CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield
      3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

      RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

      OS/PROGRAMS DRIVE: G.SKILL Phoenix Series FM-25S2S-60GBP1 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
      FILES DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
      (x 2) $175.98
      DVD BURNER: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

      Subtotal:$1,339.40 CDN

      (Lacking Windows 7 Pro, Monitor(s), but I will deal with those later)