2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2011 9:34 AM by Daxman1965

    Ideal system to build

    Daxman1965 Level 1



      One of my friends wants to build a new machine for CS5 and I would like the input from Harm, Eric, Scott and anybody that can recommend a decent setup. He will be editing footage from a sony ex5 AVCHD 1920 x 1080 and DV Cam from a Z1.


      He does not need a super highend machine but would like to edit smoothly.


      please give recommendations and part and model numbers.





        • 1. Re: Ideal system to build
          Harm Millaard Level 7



          Sorry if this sounds like a brush off, but there are many posts around here about configurations in various price classes, that a quick look at some of the posts here will give you all the info you may need.


          If I take your 'ideal system' literally at this moment:


          • i7-3960X
          • Asus Rampage Extreme X79 mobo
          • 8 x 8 GB DDR3 1866+
          • 4 x Crucial M4 SSD in raid10 for OS & programs
          • Areca ARC-1880iX-24 / 4 GB
          • 18 x Hitachi 7K3000 2 TB disks in raid30, including 2 hot-spares for video (8 x r3 + 1 x HS and 8 x r3 + 1 HS, striped)
          • nVidia GTX 580 / 3 GB
          • Lian Li A77 case
          • 2 x BR burners



          More realistically, without knowing his budget, i7-2700K, Z68, F4 320 G boot disk, 16 GB, GTX 560+, 2 x 2 aid0 plus a good backup plan.

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          • 2. Re: Ideal system to build
            Daxman1965 Level 1

            Thanks Harm,