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Printer66

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The chosen hardware is:

NZXT Apollo CS-NT-APOLLO-S SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Silver)

MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Coolmax 600W 120mm Blue LED Fan Power Supply CL-600B (Black)

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad-Core Processor, 3 GHz, 12M L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB, LGA775

Kingston HyperX 4GB Kit (2x2GB Modules) 800MHz DDR2 Desktop Memory (KHX6400D2K2/4GR)

Western Digital WD Caviar Black 750 GB SATA 3 7200 RPM 64 MB Hard Drive WD7502AAEX

LG Internal Blu-Ray Drive with DVD-Rewriter CH10LS20

VisionTek Radeon HD6750 1 GB GDDR5 PCIe Graphics Card

Turtle Beach Montego DDL PCI 7.1 Sound Card

OS would be: Windows XP Professional SP2 or SP3

Its main uses would be: video encoding, viewing online HD/Interactive (Flash) content, light 3D gaming.

Thanks in advance for any comments and suggestions.

Edited by Printer66, 05 June 2011 - 06:38 PM.

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Solid parts, but why a socket 775? Moving to a Core iX CPU would seem more cost effective to me. Any particular need for the old school?
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now that I look at some others, I see your right. any suggestions on which I should choose?
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Well, it depends on your budget and what you plan on doing with the system...
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I really have no budget, I just wanted a fast processor with at least 2 cores and a motherboard that could it and all the rest of the hardware. It would primarily be used for video encoding, so speed is really what I need most.
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Hi Printer66, I'm hitting the road for a few hours. I'll send a few links for a quick machine when I get home tonight- should be in about 3 or 4 hours.
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Ok. thanks!
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The Core i7 is where you want to go if you're looking for the most power. Here's a compatible CPU/Mobo/RAM combo that should give you a great "bang for your buck" and get you a more up-to-date approach.

CPU- Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Mobo- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Not working with a budget kind of takes the fun out of it. :) I usually stick to low- to mid-range AMD builds for my clients, but if you're looking for power... have at it! :unsure:
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Not working with a budget kind of takes the fun out of it.


:) Means you can get an ideal build for the tasks specified.

Motherboard, Suggest you consider a Z68 chipset Mobo.

Info, > http://www.bit-tech....l-z68-chipset/1

Some boards to look at. Have included the P67 Sabertooth which is the Asus TUF motherboard. As yet they have not released a Z68 revision. AS you are doing mostly video work it would stand up to prolonged runs better than the other boards.

> http://www.newegg.co...2^13-131-702-TS
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Following everyone's suggestions I've modified it:


NZXT Apollo CS-NT-APOLLO-S SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Silver)

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition 3.33GHz 12 MB L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor BX80613i7980X

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LG Internal Blu-Ray Drive with DVD-Rewriter CH10LS20

VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 4870x2 2 GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card 900250

Turtle Beach Riviera PCI 5.1 Sound Card

This on would cost about $1650 vs. the previous $950
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Not working with a budget kind of takes the fun out of it.


:) Means you can get an ideal build for the tasks specified.


Valid point, sir. :yes:


Following everyone's suggestions I've modified it:


NZXT Apollo CS-NT-APOLLO-S SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Silver)

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition 3.33GHz 12 MB L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor BX80613i7980X

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LG Internal Blu-Ray Drive with DVD-Rewriter CH10LS20

VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 4870x2 2 GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card 900250

Turtle Beach Riviera PCI 5.1 Sound Card

This on would cost about $1650 vs. the previous $950


Great build. My boss would be proud! :unsure:
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