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post #21 of 29
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Thanks, PowerTrip.


Here's the final build I'm going with. Please review it for any potential problems, suggestions, etc. before I go ahead and make my purchase. I'd like to do so by Monday.



Tha grand total including shipping is $1,501.55 (excluding any rebates, I think), which meets my $1,500 budget.

-I changed the media card reader with one that is stated to support SDHC cards (the nMEDIAPC reader doesn't say anything about SDHC).
-The 120GB SSD drive is too expensive, so I'm sticking with the 64GB SSD one unless someone has a better idea.
-I went with the 23" monitor suggestion.
-The 430w PSU will be enough for the components, yes?
-Also, if I need power cords (the antec PSU doesn't come with one and same goes for the tower, I believe), will two decade old cords suffice?

Thanks.
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post #22 of 29
If you're gonna be SUPER anal about colors and stuff then you might want a better monitor. Personally, I think regular monitors are good enough even for graphic design. Sure, an awesome monitor is always better, but can you live without it? Of course!

That's pretty dumb that a PSU wouldn't come with a power cord... I'm a little iffy about that PSU, but I'm also no PSU expert so I couldn't tell ya for sure if it's strong enough or not.

Other than that, it looks good.
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post #23 of 29
That 430w is fine, it's a seasonic design and will provide 430w continuously (the peak power is higher) and this specific build with the GTX 460 won't reach 430w at full load.

The M4 SSD is a great option.
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All right. I'll be purchasing the parts later today. Thank you for your help.
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post #25 of 29
I forgot to post a reply to this thread before you purchased, but I'll post it anyway. Sony Vegas Pro doesn't make use of GPU processing power during rendering processes. Vegas is more CPU hungry than CPU+RAM hungry, in my experience. I switch back and forth between Vegas Pro 64-bit and Adobe Premier Pro. If you've got money to blow, I've found Autodesk's and Avid's video editing programs to be really good.
post #26 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Digitus View Post
I don't believe Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 takes advantage of any GPU processing.
SwitchFX, I already mentioned (albeit, very generally) the bit about the GPU not being used by Vegas Pro in my first post of the topic. Though, thanks for confirming it.

I do have a concern that's related: does Vegas Pro 9.0 take advantage of hyper-threading? I read from several places that it doesn't fully take advantage. I am enticed by Adobe Premiere Pro 5. I also have Edius Neo 2 Booster, which is apparently known for being a quick editor for AVCHD files (but I think as only a basic editor; no fancy effects and whatnot).

I've got no money to blow for Avid and Autodesk video editing apps right now, haha. But I would like to get Maya in the future. For now, I'm going to tinker around with Blender.

I should be getting all my parts by Tuesday.
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post #27 of 29
Dig, i'm not sure if you are in college or not, but if you are Autodesk will give you their programs for free with full licenses and as many as you want. Just download it from their site after setting up a profile. To be honest they don't really check if you are a student or not but they do ask. I use it and have installed Maya, Max, AutoCad and Mudbox on two different computers now with no problems what so ever. I have never used their editing software though.
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post #28 of 29
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I'm not in college anymore, but I could still be considered a student. It's possible for me to get a student license, I guess. Thanks for the info, cole.

I have a question about thermal compound. Should I get Arctic Silver 5 (& their thermal material remover & surface purifier) instead of using whatever comes with the Scythe SCMG-3000? It would be about $20 for the Arctic items.

Still waiting on my parts.
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post #29 of 29
Digitus, I wish I can say with full certainty. As I said I use a mix between Vegas 10 Pro x64 and Premier Pro x64. I know that I came across a discussion about it last year but cannot comment as my memory fails me and I'd rather not give you bad advice. I'd recommend 64 bit versions of the program if possible and to do some reading. Check out the discussions at http://www.dvinfo.net/ if you're still unsure.

For what it's worth, I'm getting near real-time rendering of video with the build in my sig. I imagine if Ivy Bridge processors smoke the first gen i7's I'll be upgrading and running 6-12 GB of RAM, and using a program like Premier Pro CS5.5 that takes advantage of the CUDA cores for its Mercury Engine. Sony Vegas Pro x64 is great and all, but it still has its limits which I find annoying.
Edited by SwitchFX - 7/11/11 at 5:21am
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