1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 24, 2011 8:38 AM by ECBowen

    Final System Build - Almost Ready

    alexdejesus Level 1

      Intel Core i7-2600k   

                      

      ASUS P8P67 Pro B3    

                 

      ASUS GTX 570 Graphics  

              

      4 x 4 GB RAM DDR3 Kingston     1600 HyperX T1

       

      850W Pwr Supply Thermaltake   

       

      2 x 2TB Barracuda XT SATA III      1 for Captured media, and 1 for cache, pagefile, previews

       

      2TB G RAID                                 for Storage

       

      2 x 1.5TB SATA I                         My old drives

       

      2TB Buffalo External eSATA

       

      2TB iOmega StorCenter Ix2 NAS    for backups and finished work

       

      1 Barracuda 1TB SATA II               for System OS & projects

       

      InWin BUC Chassis                      slots for 5 drives - 4 of them hot-swap

       

      Windows 7 Ultimate                      Cooler Master V8 Heatsink  (In case I overclock)

       

      Matrox MX02 mini                         (Probably didn't need this, but it's here)

       

      Production Premium CS5.5

       

      This was my first do-it-yourselfer. With everything I read I should be pretty happy. However, not sure about a couple of things:

       

      1) I was going to do 2 x 2 1TB RAID O, but they had nothing smaller than 2TB drives. If they are SATA III, shouldn't they be plenty fast for HDV not RAIDed? Anyway, pagefile, cache, previews on a SATA III. Capture Media on the other.

       

      2) What are the recommended BIOS settings, especially for SATA, Video, etc? I read somewhere that the defaults were not ideal.

       

      3) There's only one PCIe slot, the Matrox will go there. How will that affect the graphics board?

       

      Message was edited by: percoplus