Every time I look at this picture, I try to see a refueling tanker hose. lol
blackrock wrote:My trusty 7-year old PC is just getting too slow and is frustrating the daylights out of me. So, I just ordered components to build a PC that should easily be fast enough for HD editing. Heck, I can't even playback HD video with the current PC. This one should do the job with ease. I followed most of the guidelines from this site:
It will be based on an ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard running an Intel Core i7 950 processor, 12GB ram, and 1.5TB of hard drive. I'll post once it is up and running .
Does anyone have any recomendations for building (my 1st build in a long time) or tips?
I just built my first computer a few weeks ago. For the most part it's pretty easy. I watched a few youtube videos and had to google some stuff, but the entire build took about 6 hours. Also, I went with the unlocked 3.3ghz i5 -2500K over the locked 3.1 ghz i7-950. Read up on the sandy bridge stuff and you'll see why. If you can afford a i7-2600K, that would be blazing fast. My build consists of: i5-2500K, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 HD, CD/DVD, 700W, Radeon HD5750 card and Asus P8P67 Pro mobo for about $750 after rebates. It's pretty fast and handles HD editing with no problems.
If you wanted to spend an extra $500, I would highly recommend a Mac. In the end, I wanted experience, the potential for easy upgrades in the future, and I was on a strict budget.... so I built. Check out Micro Center, if there's one in your area, go there (and bring your credit card).