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Hi OCC.

 

A friend of mine was asking me to choose the right specification for video editing.. He is currently taking a cinematography class...and he needs a new computer to do editing. I need your opinion and suggestion for the system.. He don't do gaming at all, so he just use his computer for editing... Here is the spec..The budget is around $1200.. Oh and no overclocking at all..

 

Intel Core i7 2600

MSI P67 - C43

Patriot PSD3 8G 1333MHz Dual Channel 2x4GB

WD Caviar Black SATA III 1TB

Leadtek Quaddro 300NVS 512MB 64bit DDR3

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced

Thermaltake Toughpower 600Watt

 

Included wireless mouse and keyboard and speaker....

 

Any thoughts and suggestion about this build? He is going to build this next thursday...

 

NOTE: he wants 4 slots of RAM available in Motherboard and a PCI slots for wifi receiver card from TP-Link

 

Regards...

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I'm guessing the p64 in the msi was meant to be p67? :P If so it's a waste of money seeing as he's not overclocking so just get a h67 board. Can't comment on the graph card as I know nothing about workstation cards, rest of the build looks fine though :thumbsup:

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I'm guessing the p64 in the msi was meant to be p67? :P If so it's a waste of money seeing as he's not overclocking so just get a h67 board. Can't comment on the graph card as I know nothing about workstation cards, rest of the build looks fine though :thumbsup:

 

ahahaha..lol, it should be p67.. :P

thanks for your reply, but most of the H67 motherboards I found are only have 2 slots of RAM and have no PCI slot for wifi card... He needs a wifi card and 4 slots RAM for future upgrade, can you give me the type of boards like that?

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I don't live in America, and the choice is not as many as in america, so it's quite hard to find one... Especially, there is no a website like newegg.. I have to search it one by one through google for specification and review..... It took much time.. :(

 

It is quite a good board... I will change it! :D Thank you!

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there is no reason to go with workstation card. all software will work the same with any nvidia card. the main difference is that card is very old (probably a geforce 8xxx core).

 

Please corect me if i'm wrong!

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there is no reason to go with workstation card. all software will work the same with any nvidia card. the main difference is that card is very old (probably a geforce 8xxx core).

 

Please corect me if i'm wrong!

 

I did tell him to take the geforce series, at first, I recommended him a GTX460 , but he said he want the quadro, I can't find any new quadro series which fit his budget... So I need a strong reason to make him take the geforce series, but I don't know the correct reason.. I know very little about workstation card.. I need your help and suggestion guys...

 

thanks

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As far as i know, a workstation card is primarily for engineering applications, such as CAD modelling and simulations. So a 460 should be just fine, if not better than that quadro.

However, a workstation card does have a much better support network from the manufacturers, if that is a consideration. The reason for the price difference really is the support for drivers and software from the company.

 

Also, I dont know if there is a price difference, but there is no need to have a sata III HDD, it will not have any advantage over a sata II model

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so the quadro is not for editing video? the price are very high though... $250 for 300NVS with 64bit and 512MB memory..

 

Doesn't the SATA III double the SATA II speed? correct me if I am wrong..... The price is quite different...

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Sata 3 doesn't run at double the speed of sata 2, it just SUPPORTS faster speeds. You'd need a high end SSD to be able to reach post-SATA3 speeds.

 

I agree that the 460 1GB or maybe even the 560 1GB (since that's in that price range) would be a wiser choice. Also I was going to recommend the H67s but it looks like you already considered them so good hunting!

 

Those MSI boards are often very well priced so I really have nothing to change to this build, what other 600W powersupplies are there?? That one isn't bad though

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Sata 3 doesn't run at double the speed of sata 2, it just SUPPORTS faster speeds. You'd need a high end SSD to be able to reach post-SATA3 speeds.

 

I agree that the 460 1GB or maybe even the 560 1GB (since that's in that price range) would be a wiser choice. Also I was going to recommend the H67s but it looks like you already considered them so good hunting!

 

Those MSI boards are often very well priced so I really have nothing to change to this build, what other 600W powersupplies are there?? That one isn't bad though

 

Thanks for the information...sorry, but I don't quite understand...The regular SATA 3 speed will not reach the sata 3 speed? you mean, if I want to reach the SATA 3 speed on sata 3 hdd, I need a high SSD working together with it?

 

I have changed the motherboard to MSI PH67 - C43.. The H67 board...it is cheaper... :) I can't find Asus and Gigabyte H67 motherboard which have 4 slots RAM and PCI for Wifi card...so I choose MSI, the best H67 board I found at local store... the choice here is very limited for h67 board... :(

 

By the way, should I change it to 500Watt power supply?.. The only upgrade he will do maybe just RAM and HDD upgrade, no SLI...

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1) what programs are you going to use? 2) depending on what your editing files and size you are going to use more than 8gb just opening the files. just working in 1080p i hit my 24gb limit in aftereffects often. but if its just connecting clips in some cheap program than speed is going to help you out more like a raid-o for a scratch disk or temp editing.

 

as for a need of a workstation card, you don't really need it unless your absolutely need 100% color accuracy and no crashes. consumer cards are fine unless you are trying to make money (which equals time and quality). Aftereffects can use the hack to allow any CUDA card to help out. ATi is still left in the dust on all fronts because it still cashes alot of crashes for me.

 

edit: i noticed the op has a Quaddro 300NVS listed. this is worse than on board. it's really meant to just display video. I would suggest a Quadro 600 $150. low power, low heat and good driver support. now once again if your using a cheap program than mostly any card will do (just not the NVS series).

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