Hello all, I am hoping I can get some advice on my build to be. Been reading as much as I can from this site and it has helped immensely. With the following machine I plan to edit 30min+ projects with some light compositing using NukeX. I do plan on doing some gaming here and there but essentially this will mainly be for my personal film projects. A lot of the stuff I shot is on a Canon 5D MKII and Canon 7D.
ASUS Rampage III Gene LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
I really like the 2 usb 3.0 poorest as I plan to purchasing, sometime in the future a Drobo with a USB 3.0 interface to archive my projects. The PCie 2.0 lanes will help me keep one lane for my video card and the other for the raid controller.
Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz
I plan to OC to 4ghz in the near future and cool it with a water-cooling kit from swiftech because is less noisy than air cooled. For now I will leave at stock and cool it with the stock fan and just add some arctic silver thermal compound.
x6 CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 = 24Gb
I am happy with the CAS timing 7-8-7-20 timing. Since I have room in my budget I decided to go all out and max my motherboards limit.
ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ ERV1020EWT 1020W
I plan to expand to an x68 mobo in the future so I wanted to give myself as much room as possible so all I have to do is just swap out the mobo and cpu.
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD
Corsair Force CSSD-F180GB2-BRKT 2.5" 180GB SATA
I've read lots of good thing of the SandForce SF1200 controller.
3ware Internal 9750-4i SATA/SAS 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory
I've read some good things on these forums about this controller. I plan to setup my system with a raid 5 configuration.
This gives me good enough speeds while giving me some piece of mind at the same time.
Raid Hard Drives:
x4 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive = 4Tb
Windows 7 64bit
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel
Very nice case with lots of space and quite fans for optimal airflow.
I was really hoping Intel would have had the x68 chipsets out by now. Rumor has it they wont be out until Q4 2011. I personally cant wait that long as I have a few projects about to kick start soon and I need to have something to work with. If the x68 mobos come out this year, I can just simply replace and sale the current mobo and cpu, probably memory too. As to how I plan to run Premiere, taken from the "Generic Guideline for Disk Setup Link" Link:http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972 article, I plan to go with the 5 disk option. I do plan on expanding to more drives in the future as well.
So far all of this is costing me $3,240.00. This is great because I set out to keep things below 3,500. Well thats it, so what do you all think?