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  1. digows

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    mainly for webdesign, CS5, indesign, some video editing, but would like to play some new games at good quality.

    what games could i play on this setup and at which settings?
    will this setup work great together?


    ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    or should i pay more and get this one ASUS Rampage III Formula

    Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960

    ASUS ENGTX460 DIRECTCU/G/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    this is just a draft so feel free to change anything)

    need advice on computer case - nothing fancy minimalistic design but good quality

    also LED monitor fullHD 24'' max

    thanks for your time and help
     
  2. digows

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    here is my previous build - new-system-build
    AMD and it still runs stable and fast. it was much cheaper then Intel's similar setup... should i go ahead and try Intel? or should i save some buck?
     
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    Any suggestions?
     
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    Have you already bought the parts that you listed?

    If you haven't, forget about X58 and look into Sandy Bridge. The Asus Sabretooth is the board to go.

    Good choice in terms of video card, although it might not run the newest games at the max specs.

    Good choice of HDDs as well. You'll need to partition the 1TB: first partition = 200 GB for your scratch disk, and the rest for your data.
     
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    Thanks.
    Did't buy anything yet, trying to figure out which way to go...
    Sandy Bridge kind of expensive and i herd there was some problems with it.
     
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    The problems have been sorted out. That's why that board is sold out: it's the revised board and lots of people were waiting for it.
     
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    Hello,
    My thoughts would be not to partition. I never use to Partition Drives .. Better two drives one for the System and one for DATA..
    hpro
     
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    It's not advisable to use either the OS partition or the data partition for Photoshop's scratch disk. If you use the former, PS competes with the Windows swap file, if you use the latter, the presence of data brings the performance of PS's scratch-filing down. Hence my recommendation.
     
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    isn't DDR3 1600 better?
     
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    No; unless you're overclocking you won't see any performance gain.
     
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    thank you all!
     
  19. BIGDOG76

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    a couple last notes

    If you haven't purchased yet I have a couple pointers for you. If you can get a GTX 470 that is the lowest level card that is officially suppoted by cs5 premiere. I don't do much graphics, but the hardware support is probably the same for ps. The 460 might work, but might dissapoint you editing video. Wait for a sale if you have to. I don't play games so I canmt help you there.

    For the best performance you'll want at least 3 HDD's. 1 system, 1 scratch, and 1 storage. You will notice a difference in perfomance with this. I recommend Seagate Baracuda (12th generation, 7200.12) I would stay away from WD. 500GB for system, 500GB for scratch, and 1TB+ storage. Don't use drives smaller than 500GB as that is the newest tech and will give you more data density and faster read/write speeds. Don't bother with RAID unless you need more storage or you can afford agood hardware RAID card that supports RAID 3.

    I would second the above suggestions for the sandy bridge, again the newest tech. Make sure you get the B3 stepping with the fixed sata II controller.

    With 6GB of RAM you will be using the page file quite a bit while video editing so I would consider 12GB or 8GB with the suggested sandy bridge setup. You might even want 12GB or 16GB for indesign depending on how large of prjects ypu are doing and how many images in them, etc.


    Good Luck.
     
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    duplicate

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