I work in a video rental house, and I'm sick of renting out $13,000 cameras and $16,000 lens packages all the time and not having the capability to get the gear for free and make my own projects on my own time! To that end, I'll happily trade any video camera / production knowledge for advice on this build I'm working on.
I’ve put together this modest $3,000 build list for a Premiere CS5 / After Effects CS5 machine. This will be my first build, so I’m somewhat new to this, and I’d like to solicit the board’s input on the following questions:
1) What do you think of my MOBO / CPU / RAM pairings? I’m not really married to any of these components, and if I should swap any one of these out for overall performance increases, I’d be happy to.
2) How does my drive setup look? Have I picked any clunkers?
3) I’d love to hear any alternate suggestions for 20inch or so monitors in the $150 range, or quality desktop speakers in the $100 range.
DISK SETUP- $640
System / Boot disk – 600 GB Western Digital Velociraptor / SATA 6.0 / 10,000 RPM
Project / Media disk – (2) x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3R / RAID 0 / SATA 3.0 / 7,200 RPM
Render / Scratch disk – (4) x 500GB Western Digital Caviar blue / RAID 0 / SATA 3.0 / 7,200 RPM
(MOBO raid only- No hardware RAID card – not in my budget right now)
GPU- Galaxy NVDIA GTX470 1.28 GB
RAM- 24GB (6 x 4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaw DDR3 1333 / 9-9-9-24
MOBO – ASUS Rampage III 1366 pin X58
CASE / POWER - $595
Case - Silverstone RV02B-W
PSU – ABS MJ1100-M / 1100 Watt / Single 12v rail
UPS – Powercom KIN- 2200AP / 2200 VA / 1320 Watts
HUMAN I/O – $485
Speakers- Behringer MS16
Mouse – Kensington Expert Trackball
Keyboard – Logitech Wireless K340
Monitors – (2) x Acer G235HAbd 23” / 1920x1080 / 20” or larger / around $150
Thanks for any input.
There is not much to say about this system. You have done your homework. One thing however, check that the Noctua D14 is not too big to fit when installed in combination with the Ripjaws. For the rest it will be a screamer.
Nice system specification! Like Harm, I don't have much to suggest - only a comment on the keyboard!
I personally went with the Logitech K800, which is also wireless, after comparing it with the K340 in a store that had both on display. I preferred the feel of this more expensive model and am still very happy with the purchase 6 months later. The K800 also adds backlighting which I love for editing in a dimly lit room.