Buying Processor & Motherboard question (Help Plea

  Sepheroph 09:03 06 Oct 2010

Hi guys, I know this is a long email but here goes -

Basically I'm a music producer, so I need fast processing speed and plenty of Ram. My hobby is video editing software -Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

I'm building a pc around both of these functions, I'm trying to keep cost as low as possible via chooding the correct hardware for the Job (first time). It seems easy to buy something that wont work with x,yz.

Here is what i have jotted down as a wish list so far -

Case & Power Supply - click here
CM Storm Scout + Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU.
I now own this.

Processor - click here
NEW AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.40 GHz Processor - Quad-c.
(Processor Socket AM3)


click here

Motherboard - click here
Asus CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA 890FX Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard.


Ram - Going for 16gb Ram.


Sound Card - Suggestions?


Graphics Card - GeForce GTX 470 click here


Sound Card - click here
Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW DL SATA Blu-Ray Drive - Retail Box Black


Internal Hard Drive - click here
New 2TB Western Digital 3.5 SATA Hard Drive 2 TB HDD WD.
(Sata 3.5)


Blu Ray –RW Dual Layer - click here
LiteOn 12x BD-RW Blu-Ray re-writer SATA black inc Cyberlink BD software


This is the spec for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 =

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
• Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
• 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
• 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
• 10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
• 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
• 1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
• Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
• Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
• OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
• Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
• DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
• QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
• Broadband Internet connection required for online services*

(3rd party supported hardware - click here)


  Proclaimer 09:18 06 Oct 2010

I Would Look at the Intel Family and the NVidia 8xxx or Higher Series cards.

Mainly because the NVidia Cards with CUDA click here can be used to offload Accelerated interconversion of video file formats. You won't be 'using' the Graphics cards GPU when coding and recoding video so it (the GPU) can be used by the system to help speed up the conversions.

And if you go with NVidia then the best pairing for that is the Intel CPU not the AMD. However, cost may prohibit you there are both CPU and GPU are more expensive on this pairing.

  Sepheroph 08:52 07 Oct 2010

I think im going for this Graphics card.

* GeForce GTX 470


Also I spotted this on ebay - click here

Does anyone know what motherbaord this could go with. My only concern is that bcse its coming from america, would there be any probs with it overheating (due to their volts being diff etc).

Thanks again

  gengiscant 09:27 07 Oct 2010

Any decent 1366 socket mobo.
Why do you not send the seller a question or 2 about your concerns.
Going by the massive auction posting and feedback, it seems quite a good offer. But, it maybe because I have not had a good experience with American sellers makes me a tad wary.
As I said ask questions before committing.
I am also wondering why he has different prices, found this, click here
and this click here

  I am Spartacus 09:47 07 Oct 2010

You haven't mentioned a budget.

For maximum CUDA performance you should consider a 480GTX or possibly a pair of 460s in SLI. Again for maximum performance an overclocked Core i7 980X would be ideal for video editing but at around £760 comes expensive.

A heavily overclocked Core i7 will need a lot better cooling than that provided by the stock cooler. To achieve the levels for the one from ebay would probably require water cooling which could add around £300 to your budget for a decent setup and the case you already have isn't ideal for that.

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