8 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2011 9:12 PM by JFPhoton



      Hi,   I just wanted to thank everyone for the in-depth reviews/suggestions on PC configurations....my head is spinning, its so much information :-).  I was wondering if anyone has heard of "cyberpowerpc.com"?  They seem pretty good.  My end goal is to pay around $1500, it will be used strictly for editing 10-30 minute videos coming from a Canon DSLR, h.264 .MOV 1080p 1920x1080 24fps.  Does this set-up look OK for what I need to use it for?


      CASE: Thermaltake V3 Black Mid-Tower Case [-13]

      CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive

      CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

      CS_FAN: Default case fans

      FAN: * Thermaltake FRIO Overclocking Cooler Fan (CLP0564) [+20]

      HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

      HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+93] (1TB x 2 (2 TB Capacity) Raid 0 Extreme Performance [+93])

      MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+144] (Corsair or Major Brand)

      MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI

      OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional [+135] (64-bit Edition)

      OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]

      POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

      VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

      PRICE: $1766


      The last question I'm not clear on, is the 3 drive set-up.  Is it OK to use the 1tb SATA-III as the C: and D: drives, just by partitioning it?  Or do you have to actually have 2 physical HD's for C: and D?


      Thanks, your expert knowledge is greatly appreciated!



        • 1. Re: Cyberpowerpc
          Harm Millaard Level 7



          Add a 320 GB Samsung F4 as boot disk. Do not partition any disk. It will only increase wear and tear without performance gains.


          Instead of a mid-tower, consider a big-tower chassis. Better for air flow, more expansion room and easier cable management.


          Consider 3 x 4 GB memory instead of 6 x 2 GB. That leaves you room for future expansion.


          Adobe Forums: Generic Guideline for Disk Setup

          • 2. Re: Cyberpowerpc
            RjL190365 Level 5



            In addition to what Harm stated, you should inspect the innards of that system when you unpack it from its box before you turn it on. That's because Cyberpower and its sister company iBuyPower are notorious for delivering sloppily-assembled systems. And if any interior components are damaged, call the company right away.

            • 3. Re: Cyberpowerpc
              cxdmedia Level 1

              Hi Harm/Rj,


              Sounds good, thanks a ton for the advice, it's greatyl appreciated.



              • 4. Re: Cyberpowerpc
                cxdmedia Level 1

                Hopefully this the last time I bug you w/ my suggested set-up :-)   I've learned a ton in such a short time, thanks again for the wealth of information, it's greatly appreciated!  I think I have it right now....


                (4) Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs

                Corsair CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT F60 Force Series Solid State Drive - 60GB, 2.5", SATA II

                GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16)

                Intel Core i7 4GHZ Overclocked Barebone PC:

                ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard

                Intel Core i7-960 Processor

                12GB DDR3 RAM

                Cooler Master HAF 922 Chassis

                Ultra 750W PSU

                CoolIT ECO-120 Liquid Cooling

                TOTAL  $1,802.48


                HD set-up:

                C: 60GB SSD - OS & Programs

                D: (2) WD 1TB - 2 disk raid0, pagefile, media cache, previews, exports

                E: (2) WD 1TB - 2 disk raid0, media, projects


                Thanks, -Chris

                • 5. Re: Cyberpowerpc
                  Harm Millaard Level 7

                  Looks good, Chris. No remarks.

                  • 6. Re: Cyberpowerpc
                    cxdmedia Level 1

                    Thanks Harm!   On another note, I found a decent article comparing SATA 6gb vs SATA 3gb, it explains it quite nicely:



                    • 7. Re: Cyberpowerpc
                      cxdmedia Level 1

                      Hi Harm,


                      I just wanted to let you know, I got the PC all set up and I'm blown away at the speed!!   My videos took over 2 hours to render on my old PC, the new one they fly through in about 6-8 minutes!!  And I'm able to multi-task with all my other apps at the same time!  I want to thank you again for all your knowledge offered on this board, it's greatly appreciated!


                      If anyone is looking for an impressive upgrade to their current old PC, I spent around $1800usd in total.  Everything was purchased at compusa online other than the SSD, I got onsale at newegg.  You can see the details of what I got in the above post....



                      • 8. Re: Cyberpowerpc
                        JFPhoton Level 3

                        Run the test at PPBM5 so we can see your results!!