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Hey guys! First off thanks so much for any of your help for reading and helping me out!!!!
So, Im looking to build a new pc for NO gaming but a lot of hd video editing, Photoshop, Illustrator and other graphics software. So I need a build strictly for those programs. I'm thinking I should go with the i7 2600k Do to the quad core with HT so rendering times will be cut down. I also will need atleast 2 hd's so I can use one as my scratch disk to save my videos to. I was thinking of use a SDD for the os but I'm not postitive. I don't think I need an amazing video card but you tell me! I would like to keep it under $1000, But I will definitely upgrade later if I need to!
Thanks again!!!
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any1????????????????????????????????????/
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Hi elfyyy, Posted Image

Looking into it for you.
Using a SB 2600k based build will be almost impossible.

How serious is the work you do? Have a look at these builds. http://www.hardware-...er-workstation/.

Get some more information and see if a SB 2500k would be OK. http://www.anandtech...-2100-tested/17

What parts do you have to bring to the new build?

You will need Window7 64bit OS.
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Do you mean it won't be good enough? Or why would it be impossible? Also, I do photoshop a lot on the side for extra money, video editing I do occasionally but want to get into it more. I have a mouse keyboard and monitor.
Thanks!!
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Sorry about that, 2AM here, post should have read.
Using a SB 2600k based build will be almost impossible ^for that budget.^


I don't think I need an amazing video card




Not amazing, but a decent professional workstation card.


If the programs you use are optimized for HT then the 2600k is the go but if they will not benefit much from HT, then the 2500k will do the job well.




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Yeah, the only reason I want to use the 2600k is because rendering videos will be faster with the HT....Any other ideas of what I should do?
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Proposed workstation build.

I have used Newegg, suggest you register on the site, view the parts below, add to your own temporary wish list then save it to your saved list folder so you can keep abreast of prices and any changes made to the build

Mobo. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271

CPU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115070

RAM. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233143

HDD OS. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136697

HDD x 2. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148700 RAID 0. Scratch.

HDD DATA http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152185

Optical. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106335 You may want something better, Blu-Ray?

GPU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133354

PSU. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139021

Case. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129097

Does not include OS, taxes and shipping. TOTAL. $1,195.89







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Oh wow! Thanks Alot, I will definitely do that with newegg like you said! Now, Can you explain the hard drive setup for me, I don't think I understand how its set up with the 4 drives... Also, why no sdd? Thanks so much!!!!
EDIT:Also, I see the video card only has one avi out, but also a dvi out... SO can I still hook up 2 monitors?

Edited by elfyyy, 09 October 2011 - 02:01 PM.

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Also, why no sdd?



1, trying to keep the cost down.
2, SRT is still quite new, jury is still out, individual users need to determine if it is suitable for their needs.

Some reading to start you off, look for more information. Will get back to you tonight about your other questions.

http://www.anandtech...aching-review/1
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Ok Great! Also I see the case looks very pretty, but haha I could care less, so unless theres performance advantages of that case, I can deal with a plain cheap case that works! Thanks again!
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Can you explain the hard drive setup for me, I don't think I understand how its set up with the 4 drives..



The WWD500GB drive will be the system drive. This is where you could couple a small SSD to enable SRT if you think it would be good for you.


The 2 Barracuda 320GB will be used in RAID 0 for scratch use in any programs that uses it.


The 1TB drive should be partitioned. DATA, completed work, backup, including OS image.

A bit about RAID. When looking at any RAID 0 set-up, you will only be using 2 HDDs

http://simple.wikipe...i/RAID#Pictures
http://www.ecs.umass.../basicRAID.html

Also I see the case looks very pretty, but haha I could care less, so unless theres performance advantages of that case, I can deal with a plain cheap case that works!


Great shame about the bling, (should be more like the Three Hundred) you can turn off some of the lights. I think this case, at this price point, is about the best one to get. It does perform really well. Plenty of large fans giving great airflow and very controllable. You are going to be running the computer for long periods of time so you need a case that performs well.

Maybe others have suggestions?
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I see the video card only has one avi out, but also a dvi out... SO can I still hook up 2 monitors?



Missed that.


Yes you can hook up 2 monitors.


Before confirming a video card, Want input from the watchers. Posted Image
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Done some more research and the previously selected video card, will do the job nicely

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133354

How is the build selection going?
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