4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2011 7:59 AM by Zoop studio

    Trying to build this mid/top range PC for PrePro & AE

    Zoop studio Level 1

      Upfront thanks for your comments and tips for my coming machine.

      I spend a lot of hours on this forum and came up with this conf.

       

      Fractal design Define R3 (bigtower case)

      Ocz zx 850 gold

      Asus P8Z68 deluxe mobo (easy overclocking, i think.. is  4,.8 to 5.2 easy possible?)

      Intel 2600k cpu

      Scythe mugen 2 rev.B cpu cooler

      LG BH10ls30 BR burner

      4x Hitachi Dekstar7K3000 , 3Tb hd's (footage) in raid 10, less demanding on cpu compare to raid 3 or 5? or not with the Z68 chip?

      2x WD Velocirapter 150GB (1 for OS, 1 for pagefile, scratch)

      (output/back up via Esata to external disks)

      MS 7 professional

      Kinston 16GB DDr3 1600Hz kit

      Zotac Geforce GTX 480 1500 mb memory

       

      What would you change?

       

      Thanks again for your time and knowledge!

      Luc van Vliet

        • 1. Re: Trying to build this mid/top range PC for PrePro & AE
          JEShort01 Level 4

          Luc,

           

          Your build looks well thought out, so just a few minor thoughts...

           

          - Suggest substituting 2 1TB 7200 drives in a RAID 0 configuration in place of the single VR 150GB you were planning (much faster for video purposes, not much more cost)

          - Stick w/ RAID 10 for your 4x3TB RAID; RAID 3 is not supported by Intel Z68 solution and RAID 5 is not advised unless you get a good hardware controller (for speed and robustness reasons)

          - GTX 480 is a good solution, but choose one with dual or tripple fans; those designs tend to cool better and run quieter than the "reference" design; Zotac makes both reference and dual-fan GTX 480 cards

          - I can't comment on the Fractal Designs case, as I'm not familar with them at all

           

          Jim

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          • 2. Re: Trying to build this mid/top range PC for PrePro & AE
            Zoop studio Level 1

            Jim thanks for your knowledge,

            I'm not that kind of tweaker, just want a great edditing machine so sorry for any stupid questions like:

            Is it possible to make more then1 raid conf. on the Z68 board?- like you suggest a raid 0 and a raid 10? and

            I suppose you mean the raid 0 for scratch and pagefile etc and not for the OS velorap disc?

             

            The Fractal towercase is well tested as very low noise (isolation) and I like the non  ''bling bling'' non game design.

            http://fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=52

             

            Jim, thanks again,

            Luc

            • 3. Re: Trying to build this mid/top range PC for PrePro & AE
              JEShort01 Level 4

              Luc,

               

              Regarding can you have multiple RAIDs using motherboard SATA ports, for Intel ports, I can say yes. The board you are getting has 6 Intel ports (4 Sata II, 2 Sata III) and I'm pretty sure you could even make up to a single 6 disk RAID dubbed down to run at Sata II speed.

               

              I was thinking:

              - C: VR 150GB OS/programs - on one of the two Marvel Sata III ports

              - P: 4x3TB RAID 10 array (projects, media, data, etc.) - on the 4 Intel Sata II ports

              - S: 2x1TB RAID 0 (scratch, render outputs, etc.) - on the 2 Intel Sata III ports (doesn't benefit from the Sata III speed, it just seems like a clean way to set up everthing)

               

              Cheers,

               

              Jim

              • 4. Re: Trying to build this mid/top range PC for PrePro & AE
                Zoop studio Level 1

                Thanks a lot Jim !

                I.O.U.

                 

                Good luck, Luc