I would change at least two of the components of that new build: The OS HDD and the PSU.
Specifically, the 300GB Velociraptor costs $105 more than a Samsung 320GB F4 HD322GJ that actually has a faster sequential transfer speed than that older-design Velociraptor.
And that 850W Thermaltake "Black Widow" PSU is of the really poor quality TR2 RX series: No TR2 or TR2 RX series Thermaltake PSU could even deliver anywhere near its advertised wattage rating without blowing up. "Black Widow" is merely tacked on as a marketing name. The platform that the W0319RU is based on cannot reliably deliver more than about 550 watts without pooping out. As a result, that W0319RU is an extremely expensive 550W PSU of questionable-at-best quality (several 550W to 650W PSUs cost less than the W0319RU yet they actually deliver their adverttosed wattages without trouble and are of higher quality).
Thats very interesting about the Samsung 7200 rpm drive. I will consider it.
Would this power supply work with my MB
& would it be better then this one (listed above)
LEPA = Enermax. One of two budget-oriented subsidiaries of Enermax.
As for that Thermaltake you listed above, it is from one of that company's worst lines of PSUs (and Thermaltake did not even design, let alone manufacture, the TR2 or TR2 RX series PSUs - most of those are actually manufactured by HEC Compucase, a not-so-good-quality manufacturer to begin with, using HEC's own mid-budget designs, and Thermaltake merely slaps its own brand name on them). The only current Thermaltake PSU line that's worth anywhere close to its asking price is the Toughpower XT line.
I will change the PS.
Is the 6 core worth the extra money?
Did I choose a good videocard?
Steve, I am not contributing to your design, but just for your information octo-core refers to 8 core processors. The six core processors are hexa-core or hexcore.
Does any have an opinion whether to go with the hexa-core or Quad Core? I'm ready to pull the trigger.
I have an opinion; go with the quad-core.
- you had a previous post that said you were targeting an excellent CS5 PC for $1600; and for that, Micro Center's pricing for a 1366 quad-core is hard to beat
- if you get the quad core, and it is not fast enough, it is not that bid a deal to upgrade then to the hex-core; or possibly, if it is not fast enough, you could even be better served by more drives, overclocking, etc.
BTW, what is your final build list, except for the CPU?
Quad-core vs hex core: is it worth it? What footage will you be working with? If you intend to work with H.264, which is very CPU intensive codec, then I highly recommend the 6-core. Remember, the graphics card will do a lot of the work at playback (but not H.246 decoding). But everything else, including encoding jobs, is CPU. The more, the better.... and you'll have to calculate your price/performance sweet spot according to your budget. If you don't run with H.264 footage, then quad-core will do.
Great info all. The build will contain everything previuosly stated but I'm considering going with the 2600k instead of the 950 or 970. Are there any drawbacks to going with the 2600k? Does it run on the same MB? I do alot of avchd. Some h.264. Or do I just bite the bullet and go with the 970?
2600 and 970 require different motherboards
Go to Google and enter
There's also 2-channel vs 3-channel of RAM to consider.
CS5.5, EDITING AVCHD, BLURAY/DVD OUTPUT
Gonna place my order with newegg today....
1) Will the:
Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970
work with the:
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
2) I want to order 24 gigs of memory from www.newegg.com what do I need to order to get the correct memory?
3) My PC builder speced out a videocard that is out of stock:
ASUS ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE???
YOU GUYZZZ ARE AWESOME...THANKS TO ALL
2. 4 GB .DDR3-1600+ in either a hex-pack or 2 tri-packs of the brand and model you want.
3. Why not get the newer GTX 570 or 580? They run quieter and cooler.
Hi Harm & Thanks to all,
Which one of these videocards would be the best? Not sure about overclocking.
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Overclocking does absolutely no good. Then the choice comes down to 1280 versus 2560 MB of RAM and that depends on your usage. The difference between a KR and an AR appears to be the warranty. Three years for the KR and Lifetime for the AR