16 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2012 6:36 PM by lucar10

    My first built system for Premiere CS5. Need advice to approve hardware list.

    lucar10 Level 1

      Hi All:

      After some research and reading some of the posts I have cane up with the hardware list I (think) I will need to built my first editing system for Premiere, Photoshop and AE CS5. I have came out so far with an estimate of around US$1500.00, without considering yet the hard drives. I do not if top wait a little bit until prices drop or just do it. I am not sure yet if I will start with an SSD for the OS and what type yet. I will figure it out later and ask your kind advice.

      As I post my list I will note what options it would be recommended for a good system. I just have a basic acknowledge of computers and excuse me if I make any insane comments. I hace seen some videos and read some other users experiences and I am very confident I can built my very first system.

      I am planning to start ordering some of the parts as soon as possible (like the case, BDR) and tdo the rest in the next days.

      Thanks in advance!


      COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front fan, 1x 230mm top fan, 1x 230mm side fan, and 1x 140mm rear fan   $139.00 after rebates

      Do I need additional fans?


      ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS   $269.99


      Which one should I choose? Is it worth paying an extra $50.00 for the 2700k?

      Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K   $369.99


      Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K    $319.99



      Should I consider this?

      COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7   $29.99


      Should I consider this?

      Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound    $12.98


      Is 16Gb good enoughRam? Is G.SKILL a reliable brand? I have seen others choosing Crucial brands and going 3x4Gb (total of 12Gb). Any thoughts?

      G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL   $139.99


      Which one? Is it worth to pay an extra $60.00 for the GTX570 2560mb?

      EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card   $339.99


      EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card    $399.99


      Which one oh these Cooler Master?

      COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W Power Supply  $139.99 after rebates


      COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 850W Power Supply  $199.99


      I am already using one of these and I am happy with it. I am planning to have 2 installed in the system.

      LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature IHBS112-29 - OEM    $99.99