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$5,000 Video Editing Rig: The Maximus Supremus

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Hello,

This Rig was built last year in the summer of 2010 when the UD9 was the only board besides the SR-2 with USB 3.0 and SATA 6gb/s. Also at the time, the i7 980x just came out.

I built this massive rig in order to render on Adobe After Effects and edit video with Adobe Premiere for optimal real time speed.

I do play video games as well, so it's always a plus to have this rig around ;-)

Just a small note would be that this is my first build ever in my life. It went pretty smooth.

Also for anyone complaining about me spending to much money, mind your business. I can do what I want with my money. Thanks.

MODS

1. The Lian Li PC-P80 actually does NOT support the Extended ATX Gigabyte UD9, I had to drill holes in the motherboard tray for the lower holes on the board. Also the heatsink mounting bracket hole on the mobo tray was too small, but nothing a dremel can't fix. Also I added some extra cable management holes into the tray as well.

The Motherboard Tray is spray painted matte black.

2. The Silverstone 1500W Power Supply did not fit into the Lian Li PC-P80, I had to dremel out some metal on the inside of the case to get it to fit properly.

3. The front door bezel fans on the Lian Li PC-P80 are not positioned optimally when you first get the case, especially the top fan which just blows air onto your DVD optical drives... So I moved all the fans a notch down so that all the air can get into the case.

4. I added an acrylic window and additional special hard drive cages in which more fans can be mounted at the front of the case.

5. I lapped my Noctua NH-D14.

6. I added another Noctua fan to the left of the NH-D14 heatsink using paper clips to create a hook onto the heatsink.

7. I modded the Sunbeam Fan Controller SLIGHTLY, I opened it up and turned all the LED lights slightly upward so that the lights aren't that bright. Which is a known issue.

8. Overclocked the CPU to 4.0 Ghz, 39 Degrees Idle, 65 Dregrees on Load.

Here are the specs for the Maximus Supremus, followed by pictures:


Case: LIAN LI PC-P80 Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 CPU: Intel Core i7-980X 4.00GHz Heatsink: Lapped Noctua NH-D14 120mm/140mm/120mm - Three fans! Thermal Pad: Indigo Extreme RAM: 12GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 1600mhz 24-7-7-7 GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 PSU: SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W SSD OS/APPS: Crucial RealSSD C300 HDD: 6 HDD's in two Raid 5 arrays for Scratch Disk / Storage - 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Blu-ray: Pioneer Black Blu-ray / DVD Lightscribe: PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Fan Controller: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Speakers: AudioEngine A5

Fans:

1 for the Rear Exhaust

3 for the NH-D14

3 for the front of the case.

3 on the door bezel.

1 top exhaust fan.

2 spot cool fans.

Total Fans: 13.

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Edited by Gangifilms - 5/1/11 at 4:15pm
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post #2 of 31
Nice rig, plenty of room for moar gpu's!!!
 
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post #3 of 31
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Without a doubt, I plan on going dual GPU's at some point. Also thinking about a raid card for my SSD because my Intel SATA 2 ports are full because of my two RAID arrays and the Marvel Controller for SATA 6gb/s is crap for RAID 0.
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Yeah, a raid card would be a good investment. I grow tired of running out of SATA ports.

BTW, welcome to OCN!
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 2x WD 320GB Raid-0, 1TB WD 2x Lite On LH-20A1S Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hanns-G 28" | 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Antec HCP-1200 CoolerMaster HAF-X w/ window mod Logitech G9 Gaming Laser 
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SteelSeries 63003SS QCK+ XXL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.6Ghz MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum 2x 9600gt 1GB in SLI 2x 2GB Corsair Dominator 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 250GB 2x LiteOn DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HannsG Hi221D 22" 1680 x 1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
PS/2 Antec Earthwatts 650w Antec 900 Optical 
Audio
Realtek 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2Ghz Tyan Tomcat S2866 PNY 8600GT 2x 1Gb, 2x 512MB Mix'n'match 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD don't remember XP x86 19" HannStar 1440x900 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 2x WD 320GB Raid-0, 1TB WD 2x Lite On LH-20A1S Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hanns-G 28" | 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Antec HCP-1200 CoolerMaster HAF-X w/ window mod Logitech G9 Gaming Laser 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 63003SS QCK+ XXL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.6Ghz MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum 2x 9600gt 1GB in SLI 2x 2GB Corsair Dominator 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 250GB 2x LiteOn DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HannsG Hi221D 22" 1680 x 1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
PS/2 Antec Earthwatts 650w Antec 900 Optical 
Audio
Realtek 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2Ghz Tyan Tomcat S2866 PNY 8600GT 2x 1Gb, 2x 512MB Mix'n'match 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD don't remember XP x86 19" HannStar 1440x900 
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post #5 of 31
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Ah, Thank you! I was over on the Tweaktown forums for the longest time. Good support over there for Gigabyte owners.

A user named KShirza1 brought me to these boards, he makes good high quality tutorials on this forum.
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post #6 of 31
Nice rig, especially for a first build

I'm sure you could try and overclock the CPU a bit more though? even on air I imagine there's a bit of wiggle room left!

One other thing I would add is that if video editing really is important to you (as the cost of this build suggests!), why didn't/don't you get a better monitor..? something like the Dell U2711 would offer you a lot more screen real estate, both in terms of pixel resolution and physical size, and also an IPS screen would have a vastly superior image quality.

It just seems that you've built this very powerful rig and paired it with a low end monitor (I can't see exactly what the model is, but ASUS doesn't make very high end monitors, unless it's one of the 120Hz ones. Which isn't really suited to video editing)
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post #7 of 31
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Ah. These are very old pictures. I did get a Dell IPS monitor, the DELL U2311H 23IN Flat Panel Display.

I use the ASUS for gaming and the Dell IPS monitor for color correcting on my video or photoshopping pictures.

However I am thinking of selling both my monitors and get one big 27" Dell monitor.

Onto the CPU question, I think 4 Ghz is fine and very stable. 4.2 Ghz I could never get because well... I just don't have patience for BSOD's.

I am already pushing VCore of 1.34 with just 4ghz and I don't want my load temps going over 70 degrees which they are already pushing.
Edited by Gangifilms - 5/1/11 at 3:27am
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post #8 of 31
install crysis 2 = say goodbye to video editing purposes
post #9 of 31
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I heard it wasn't well optimized for PC? It's a console game ported to PC? Crysis 1 looked damn good, I was pushing 35-40 FPS with only one GTX 480 on all high settings.
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post #10 of 31
kinda seems like you over paid for your stuff there bud?
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