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Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Frequent Traveler, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Frequent Traveler

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    for a question about configuring a new PC based graphics/video editing computer that will handle some heavy multi-tasking and NOT be maxed out... OK, so here goes!

    My *proposed* particulars;

    Power Supply: 680 watt SLI/CrossFire ready
    Processor: Intel Core i7-940 2.93 GHz 8M L3 cache LGA 1366
    Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX SAS
    Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA
    Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 512MB
    HD1: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM
    HD2: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM
    Optical Drive1: 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
    Optical Drive2: 16X DVD ROM
    OS: Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 version

    Does this proposal raise any compatibility flags or performance deficit areas?

    TIA!!!!

    frank
     
  2. TGaston

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    sounds like a good build, you wont need any overclocking, but six gigs of ram sounds like a bit of overkill, what all are you planning on multing with?
     
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    While i'm crunching video and/or large-ish photo files, i also need to be able to run financial software plus upload/download info from the web.

    Vista really drains the RAM so thats why i'm looking at a minimum of 6gb and thinking of adding 6gb more for a total of 12gb.

    I'm concerned about the 64-bit OS and what additional resources it may require to operate quickly and efficiently.
     
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    personally, i would avoid the ATI card and go GeForce...my last experience with ATI was not a pleasant one, and in discussions with peers as to which direction to go with my video card 100% of them said to move on from ATI to GeForce.

    i like your idea of 6gb of ram....ram is cheap and can really boost performance.

    looks like you'll have a good amount of HD space...with such heavy lifting the HDs will likely do, maybe consider a RAID...just in case...they can be done for fairly cheaply these days...or are you planning on mirroring the 2 TBs you'll have?
     
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    Yea, mirroring, yup thats what i'll do?!? ;)

    I don't know the first thing about configuring 2 HDD's - at all. I've read a little here and there about RAID set-ups as excellent storage/back-up systems, but don't know how to accomplish it all. I've been advised that 2 HDD's are a minimum and a 3rd may well be better for OS and programs - i dunno...

    Also, i'll look into the GeForce video cards - which NVIDIA is a better solution than the ATI Radeon card i've selected? Again, advice given to me mentioned that Adobe may work better with NVIDIA - but i work with GIMP! In the case i'll use, i can have up to 3 video cards so there should be space available.

    Thanks a ton!

    frank
     
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