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post #201 of 232
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i don't think that macs suck because i really do like their finial cut pro and all but i just can't in good conscience tell people that we should pay more money for less power especially when this is supposed to be for future proofing... we will only use premier pro untill we get our new HD cameras later this year then there will be more money to put towards putting avid on this system which is the program that most movies these days including the latest star wars, and lord of the rings were edited on. this way we gat a top of the line editing program AND a top of the line system. to me that looks like a better deal.
post #202 of 232
I did a quick build, which comes out to around $5500. No OS is included, since I'd go with 64 studio (a Linux distro made especially for that type of thing), but I do have lots of goodies, like 8GB RAM, Kentsfield, X-Fi Platinum, Blu-ray burner (for burning your videos), a 24" montior, a Logitech MX Revolution, a great UPS (so you can save your work before the blackout monster eats it), 4 of the fastest drives that aren't Raptors for RAID0 (resulting space is 1TB), and some sort of drawing pad thing. And it all works out so you can OC it pretty well, and the RAM guarantees FSB333, but you can surely push it higher. Nothing extreme, just to get a little extra performance boost.

Intel Kentsfield QX6700
Asus P5B-Deluxe
2x 4GB (2x 2GB) G.skill DDR2-667
Scythe Ninja Rev. B
Arctic Silver 5
4x Seagate 7200.10 Perp. 250GB (for RAID0)
eVGA 7600GT
Creative X-Fi Platinum
OCZ GameXStream 700W
Lite-On SATA Blu-ray Burner
Plextor SATA DVD Burner
Lian-Li 60BPlusII
Acer 24" 6ms 1000:1
Microsoft Multimedia 4000 Keyboard
Logitech MX Revolution
Adesso Graphics Tablet
Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers
APC 2200VA 1980W UPS
Total: $5,507.58

The same Mac would cost $9000, and it wouldn't be as good. For example, they don't have the X-Fi platinum or any of the peripherals I included. Also, they are bound to use a piece of crap motherboard and RAM. Then they don't include a UPS. Finally, you still have to deal with OSX, which is one of a Mac' biggest problems IMO.
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post #203 of 232
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just an update we have an appointment with a mac genious (that's what they call them at the mac store) on wednesday so they can tell me why it would be better to get a mac then a PC. I looked into xserve RAID and it would be $6000 just for the array and it doesn't even use SATA. if we do go for a mac then it looks like we will be asking for alot more $$.
post #204 of 232
Go with a big list of reasons of why pc is better lol, scare the poor guy
    
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Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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Samsung F3 1TB Hard Drive Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB SSD Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Professional  
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post #205 of 232
Just thought I'd better tell you it appears that the OCZ 850W power supply you had the link of earlier won't work as it only has one 8pin power connector. You'll need one with two of them since you're going to be using 2 cpus. You'll need one like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703007
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27" X-Star Matte- QHD - PLS IBM Model M (Lexmark 94') 650W FSP - Aurum - Gold Fractal Design R3 - Black 
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Logitech G500 Onboard + FiiO E10 Olympus USB DAC 
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Core i5 2520m 2.5ghz (turboboost 3.2ghz) Intel HD3000 graphics (2x4GB) 8gb DDR3 1333 Hynix + Samsung 320GB Hitachi 7200rpm (data) - Ultrabay 
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I did a quick build, which comes out to around $5500. No OS is included, since I'd go with 64 studio (a Linux distro made especially for that type of thing), but I do have lots of goodies, like 8GB RAM, Kentsfield, X-Fi Platinum, Blu-ray burner (for burning your videos), a 24" montior, a Logitech MX Revolution, a great UPS (so you can save your work before the blackout monster eats it), 4 of the fastest drives that aren't Raptors for RAID0 (resulting space is 1TB), and some sort of drawing pad thing. And it all works out so you can OC it pretty well, and the RAM guarantees FSB333, but you can surely push it higher. Nothing extreme, just to get a little extra performance boost.

The same Mac would cost $9000, and it wouldn't be as good. For example, they don't have the X-Fi platinum or any of the peripherals I included. Also, they are bound to use a piece of crap motherboard and RAM. Then they don't include a UPS. Finally, you still have to deal with OSX, which is one of a Mac' biggest problems IMO.
...he doesn't need an x-fi or a 7600GT...
post #207 of 232
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actually for editing in high def a nice sound card is a must and so is a good video card but more like a quadro or Fire GL instead of a 7600
post #208 of 232
Why not an nVidia 7950GX2... That has 1GB of GDDR3 Ram and it's amazingly fast. If you do decide to go Socket LGA775 get:

Intel Core 2 Quadro Q6600 CPU
G. Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 667 Ram
nVidia 7950GX2 SLi [2] Graphics Cards
bluegears B-Enspirer 7.1 PCI Sound Card
Asus P5N32-E 680i 16/16xSLi Motherboard
Black ThermalTake Armor - With Side Panel

But, yeah, 2xSocket 771 looks like a better option for you; I'd wait until after the Intel price drop, thought.

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300GB / 60GB / 4GB 16x LG DVD Burner Windows: XP ViewSonic 19" VP191b 
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post #209 of 232
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lol everyone want to make a list of questions to ask this guy??? that way i can get the most of our little meeting instead of forgetting to ask something and wish i had asked it.
post #210 of 232
Question.. Why is it you need a high end video card for it? You just need something that will let you work productively (a.k.a. 2 ports). If you were doing 3D modelling, then yes a video card is needed, but not for video editing which is basically all CPU.
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