A&P building a new computer to go w/ my soon to come 5D Mark II

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  1. ///Mik3

    ///Mik3 New Member

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    Just ordered all the parts

    CPU: intel i7-920
    Mobo: EVGA X58 SLI LE
    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W
    RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    Vid Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe DDR5
    Case: Cooler Master CAC-T05-UW

    and waiting to find a good deal on an 80gb x25m SSD for my OS drive.
    EDIT: Just ordered the x25m, so now i've got all my parts. Wasn't the best deal i've seen on the x25m, but i figure it was in stock and it's a better price than most places right now, so i just jumped on it.

    man, the start of 2010 is gonna be awesome! :boink:

















    :o
     
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  2. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    i7 is a little overkill for photoshop/lightroom work. I'd focus more on storage/redundancy.

    Get a drobo and load it up.
     
  3. ///Mik3

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    I like to multitask while i work.. and i've already got a pretty decent storage setup w/ auto backups, so i'm good on that end for now. :)
     
  4. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    It's not overkill if 1) you've ever worked with multiple 5D2 files at once or 2) ever want to do video rendering.
     
  5. redna

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    mmmm..... I've been saving some pennies to build an i7 machine. I just about moved on one that Fry's Electronics had for sale for $1100 bucks. It was built like a tank. i7 920, 1TB + 1TB, 8GB ram.... It was sexy stuff.. In the end, I didn't have the $1100 to burn on that though. :-/

    Why can't Christmas be about buying yourself gifts? :( haha
     
  6. mojito

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    no mac pro no care :o
     
  7. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Core i7, 27" iMac > Xeon Mac Pros
     
  8. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    well, duh - I meant if his budget is limited, he should worry about storage/protecting storage more. but he since posted that he has storage/backup on lockdown, so moot point.


    truth.
     
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    i am sufficient with what i have, processing RAW is fine, so is video rendering

    x3 amd
    4gb ram
    500gb sata

    no bells and whistles
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    didn't you read his reply to me, he wants to multitask! :ugh:









    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    I need to build a new rig too, mine is long in the tooth, and my data drive just gave up 2 weeks ago. Fortunately i only lost my software and not my videos and pictures.
     
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    i can have lightroom open, bridge open, photoshop, premiere rendering in the background with itunes bumping, mozilla with at least 4 tabs open and pidgen open too

    :naughty:
     
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    i9 is coming soon :naughty:
     
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    Meh, i work w/ macs on a regular basis and though they are great, they're not anything terribly special. I can still do everything in windows that i can do on a Mac, for less money. Being in the creative/design/advertising industry, people always give me the :ugh: when i tell them i'm predominantly a PC user. I just tell myself, my choice of computer hasn't held back my ability to create images that many people find interesting. So if i can do that and save myself over $1500 then why not.

    Yay! we can be computer and camera twins! :bowdown:


    I dunno if that was a shot at me, but i just want to know that i can be working on huge images in lightroom and photoshop, while having a movie (possibly in 1080) playing on another monitor, and also browsing the net and DLing torrents, all at the same time w/ out any hiccups or lag anywhere.
     
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    You are on the right track with i7, don't listen anyone anyone who tells you its an overkill :ugh: and it well worth the $200 price tag. And remember, you have to pay to play.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0302727

    As for mobo, this is the order...ASUS > Gigabyte > EVGA > shitty stuff lol

    As for PSU and memory, i would recommend Corsair.

    And I would highly recommend you to get a 3rd party CPU cooler for the i7.
    Noctua brand is the best one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014&cm_re=noctua-_-35-608-014-_-Product

    And if you are feeling lucky, you can easily overclock it to 4GHz
     
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    I play Modern Warfare 2 while burning 2 DVD's at once, resizing 3000 images, and transferring files to external hard drive. i7 > *
     
  17. Oh Its Joe

    Oh Its Joe OT Supporter

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    i got the same motherboard and processor. :h5:
     
  18. ///Mik3

    ///Mik3 New Member

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    I've already ordered all this stuff and some of it's already on it's way, so i probably won't be making any changes now. However about the CPU cooler, is it because the stock one isn't sufficient or are you talking about OCing purposes? Is the stock one loud?

    Also, about OCing. I've never OCed and have never really looked in to it at all. What would be involved in the process if i wanted to do really mild OCing. I don't want to have to bother w/ buying extra cooling equipment, but if it can all be done on stock cooling, then maybe i'd consider it. What does one do exactly to overclock anyway?


    Hell yeah, this is the shit i'm talkin about. :bowdown:

    :wavey:
     
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    There is no such thing as overkill for photoshop :nono:
    Working fluidly without waiting for filters to process FTW
     
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    The stock cooler is really bad because:
    Its small, small fan, not efficient enough. Even at stock speeds without any OC'ing, CPU can get really hot.
    The mounting hardware on it is made of cheap plastic, and it simply snaps in place, which means it can also easily snap out of its place. I have seen this happen many times. (If someone calls me and says "my computer turns off by its self after few min of use" right away i know that the CPU cooler come loose). Even companies like dell, hp, etc don't use that stupid cheap cooler.

    Luckily, unlike AMD, Intel CPU's recognize the overheat and shut down the system before any harm can be done.

    So yes, defiantly get aftermarket cooler for it. It will keep the CPU cool and will stay in place. As for OC'ing, it basically gives you more computing power, think of it as modifications for your automobile to go fast.

    And it is done through the bios, it is complicated and takes times, i suggest you to find someone near you who can help you with OC'ing.
     
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    easy to install as well
     
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    I've only ever heard of a few isolated instances of a stock Intel CPU fan breaking down. Unless you are planning on overclocking your processor I wouldn't advise spending the money to replace the fan unless you have a small or crowded case with restricted airflow. Otherwise just stick with what they give you.

    IIRC AMD has had an overheating protection system built in to their motherboards since the nForce 2 days. Unless you turned it off chances are your system would shut down before it gets near critical temperatures.
     
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    yeah, i don't think i'm gonna bother w/ OCing. Don't really think it would give me much noticable performance boost in the things i do daily. So i'll probably just stick w/ the stock fan/heatsink
     
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    where did you find the x25m?
     

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