17 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2011 10:28 AM by Steve from NY

    PLEEEEZE...Help with specing out a new PC, NTSC, CS5.5 system (Links enclosed)

    Steve from NY Level 1

      Help with specing out a new NTSC PC with CS5.5 Master Suite . Windows 7, 64 bit. Will be used mostly for PP & Encore, some AFX & PS. Editing a lot of avchd! Timelines usually between 1 1/2 - 2 hours in length, 2 - 3 LAYERS.


      I have seen the benchmark page but found it very confusing. I also perused the forum reading many similar posts but found myself overwhelmed:-)


      MAIN CONCERNS: Not sure about the videocard choice or whether to go 6 core. I dont want to spend much more unless I need to.  Idealy I would like to put ALL project files on the 2 DRIVE Raid 0 without splitting them up on seperate drives. Will I be able to with a system like this?



      PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-960 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Boxed Processor Boxed SKU:275222  $199.99 ( I might go octacore, not sure yet)



      Or should I go 6 core octo ????:  $594.99




      VIDEOCARD: Zotac ZT-40201-10P GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x SKU: 838375  ((IS THIS THE BEST CHOICE ??)) $200.00



      24 GIG RAM:  Kingston HyperX 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104244   $186.00



      SYSTEM DRIVE: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS  300GB  10,000 RPM  16MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136322  $149.99


      VIDEO DRIVES:  2 VIDEO DRIVES software RAID 0: Seagate 3TB sata 6.0    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148736   $215  x 2




      Dump Drive: 1 Seagate 3TB sata 6.0  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148736   $215.00



      MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel MB   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131665




      BLURAY BURNER: Pioneer Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BDR-206DBKS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129066&Tpk=BDR-206DBKS    $109



      CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160&cm_re=COOLER_MASTER_HAF_93 2-_-11-119-160-_-Product




      POWER SUPPLY: Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106