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So after running my antiquated system for several years now, it's gotten to the point where I probably need to start from scratch. This system will most likely be used for NLE (Non-Linear Editing) and I'll probably start getting a little back into gaming. Primarily though, video editing. So here's the parts list I have set out:

1: NZXT Tempest Evo:$89.99
2: Asus P6X58D-E:$219.99
3: Intel Core i7 950:$294.99
4: (2x) Corsair 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Core i7 Triple Channel Memory Kit:$139.98 ($69.99/EA)
5: ASUS GeForce GTX470 1280 MB GDDR5 Video Card:$259.99
6: Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850-Watt TX:$126.49
7: (2x) Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB (in a RAID-0):$175.98 ($87.99/EA)
8: Pioneer Internal Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer BDR-206:$116.58
9: NZXT Sentry LX High Performance Fan Controller:$49.99

Current Total:$1,473.98


I'll transfer the Asus Triton-81 CPU cooler from my current system to the new one as it says it will fit an LGA-1366.

So, any input or advice? Preferably advice within reason. I'm not looking to go much more over this budget, but I am flexible if it's worthy advice. I would absolutely love to get liquid cooled, but I'm just not sure it can fit into this budget. Thanks-all for your input!
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so i mean this is already a really good build, from my experiences it going to cost 100-150 for just cpu wc but if you want full wc (cpu, gpu, and mabey ram) then usually it gets up to 300 easily, but if you plan to do intense ocing definatly go cpu wc and you can always upgrade the loop if get the $$
ohh and for you fan controller, most people are saying its really not that powerful so you might want to reconsider on for the same price but is much better
Edited by BadAssClocker - 1/24/11 at 7:56pm
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If you live near a MC, you can get the CPU for $199. Which is about $100 less that you could invest into a WC loop.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0346210

EDIT: You could ditch the second set of Ram. I have 8Gbs, and I only use it all when Crunching Cosmology. It is nice extra ram, but is a cheap/easy after-build upgrade. Thats about $170 saved, which is a good start for WCing. The Rasa kits are pretty good, and cheap from what I hear.
Edited by goodtobeking - 1/24/11 at 8:03pm
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*building*

why go i7 and 470 when you can afford Sandy Bridge and a 570?




you also get an SSD, and a more efficient PSU, but you lose a bit on ram capacity and lose one HDD. hope that helps
Edited by -iceblade^ - 1/24/11 at 8:10pm
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In my opinion, shoot for the GTX 570... the 400-series has some issues.

I'd also recommend the i7 2600k over the i7 950.
    
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Originally Posted by BadAssClocker View Post
so i mean this is already a really good build, from my experiences it going to cost 100-150 for just cpu wc but if you want full wc (cpu, gpu, and mabey ram) then usually it gets up to 300 easily, but if you plan to do intense ocing definatly go cpu wc and you can always upgrade the loop if get the $$
ohh and for you fan controller, most people are saying its really not that powerful so you might want to reconsider on for the same price but is much better
I like your idea of water cooling the CPU alone, first and then later upgrading to a full system loop. I probably won't be OC'ing too intensely since it's going to be my newborn baby. But I do like the idea of getting into an introduction system. Any recommendations on LGA-1366 WC'ing?
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In my opinion, shoot for the GTX 570... the 400-series has some issues.

I'd also recommend the i7 2600k over the i7 950.
what issues?
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Great build Iceblade. Thats the route I would go.

I would also like to hear of these 400's issues. Mine is running like a beast.
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If you live near a MC, you can get the CPU for $199. Which is about $100 less that you could invest into a WC loop.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0346210

EDIT: You could ditch the second set of Ram. I have 8Gbs, and I only use it all when Crunching Cosmology. It is nice extra ram, but is a cheap/easy after-build upgrade. Thats about $170 saved, which is a good start for WCing. The Rasa kits are pretty good, and cheap from what I hear.
Holy crap, that is a good deal. The only downside is that the nearest store is 254 miles away from me and the gas alone (at California's prices) would cost me what I could get an i7 for. Also, since I'm running Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, After Effects CS5, Soundbooth CS5, and Photoshop CS5 all at once while rendering full 1920x1080i video, I worry that Ram is going to be the first bottleneck I reach. I'm already slamming into walls with the 6 gigs of RAM I have now (granted it's DDR-2 from the mesozoic ages). Thanks for the insight!

Quote:
In my opinion, shoot for the GTX 570... the 400-series has some issues.

I'd also recommend the i7 2600k over the i7 950.
I'd rather stick with an LGA-1366 socket CPU for when I upgrade to a Hexacore in the future. I'm teetering back and forth on the GTX-570. If I sacrifice the fan controller, I should be able to spew out enough for the 570!
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what issues?
I picked up a 460 and had instant stability issues with my computer. If you google it up, the 400-series is really bad in this way... a lot of people have had issues. Basically it's one polar end, or the other: Either it causes an issue or it doesn't. Even if the failure rate (or issue rate) is low, it's still very notable with the 400-series as compared to other things I've seen.

I personally was one of the people who had to return a GTX 460 (1GB EVGA card), new, for a refund since its drivers were crashing, it caused bluescreens, etc, etc. After I had that problem I did my research to see what card to get... and I found that the 400-series is problematic with a lot of people... so I had to pick between a GTX 570 and a Radeon 6970... chose the 6970 (was a hard decision... I don't do video editing so the 6970 is great for gaming).

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I'd rather stick with an LGA-1366 socket CPU for when I upgrade to a Hexacore in the future. I'm teetering back and forth on the GTX-570. If I sacrifice the fan controller, I should be able to spew out enough for the 570!
Honestly, if you're going to upgrade to a hexacore in the future, you'll probably want a newer motherboard which fully supports whatever future processor you're getting (even if it's on the same socket). I'd say get the best thing you can now, and resell your motherboard/processor in order to get whatever else you want in the future. Getting a certain socket based on an upgrade-path never seems to be a good idea.
Edited by PaulWog - 1/24/11 at 8:31pm
    
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