2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2012 4:16 PM by RjL190365

    What do you think about this set-up?

    jsssi

      Hi.

       

      This guy is selling his 1,5 year old video-edit-unit for the price of 1200 euros. For the most part there is warranty left for 1,5 years.

       

       

      Antec TruePower Quattro 850W                    142,90
      Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB SATA                    260,00
      Asus P6T -ATX- LGA1366                    200,00
      Kingston 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz                    85,80
      Kingston SSDNow V-series 128GB                         162,90
      Antec Twelve Hundred ATX                    161,90
      Zalman CNPS10X Extreme processor cooler               60,20
      Fujitsu nVidia Quadro FX 1800 768MB                    518,90
      Intel Core i7 960 3,2GHz -processor, tray                    268,90

      Blu-Ray and DVD  RW

      Black Magicin Intensity Pro HDMI

      Firewire x 4

      USB 3.0 + 4

      eSATA


       

      What do you think, would this be worth the price for Premiere Pro?


        • 1. Re: What do you think about this set-up?
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          No.

           

          Single crap disk. They have an average failure rate of 100%

          Outdated mobo, CPU, memory, lousy video card, mediocre CPU cooler, BM card, doubt it has USB 3.0, no way it has 4 firewire ports, etc.

           

          Don't waste a penny on that setup. Instead look here: Adobe Forums: What PC to build? An update...

           

          The budget version will do better for about the same amount. You may have to opt for the i7-2600 though and 16 GB RAM.

          • 2. Re: What do you think about this set-up?
            RjL190365 Level 4

            That setup is way, way overpriced for its age and performance. In fact, those parts currently are barely worth even half of those amounts. And as I mentioned in other places, that Quadro FX 1800 is based on a GeForce 9600 GT with a 192-bit DDR3 memory bus instead of a 256-bit DDR3 memory bus. And that's not to mention that 768MB of RAM is too little RAM to even enable MPE GPU acceleration in CS5.x at all (and thus will force CS5.x to be "permanently" locked into the MPE software-only mode). Plus, if anything, that Quadro FX 1800 is as slow as or slower than even a really cheapo GeForce GT 430 in CS5.x performance (had the FX 1800 had sufficient RAM to enable MPE), let alone the GTX 560+ GPUs we normally recommend for a fast system (since the Quadro FX 1800 has only 64 CUDA cores versus 96 CUDA cores in the GT 430 and the 336+ CUDA cores in the GTX 560+ GPUs).

             

            And that system has only a single SSD and no hard disks whatsoever: That particular SSD will not hold up well at all to the repeated rewrites that are required of NLEs. (And that's not to mention that its sequential write speed is actually slower than some of the 5400 RPM "Green" hard drives, let alone a fast 7200+ RPM hard drive.)

             

            And the USB 3.0 and Firewire ports are via add-in PCI-e x1 and PCI cards. The plain P6T has no onboard USB 3.0 or Firewire ports at all whatsoever - nor does it even have SATA 6.0 Gbps capability (its six SATA ports are limited to 3.0 Gbps).

             

            In all, that system is one big, steaming pile of severely overpriced obsolescence.