[Novalug] Building a killer machine
greg at pryzby.org
Sat Dec 4 09:36:38 EST 2010
two pieces of info are missing:
As I said before, the machine we are going to build is for video
editing under OS X
(I will probably use a Radeon because we use FCE not Adobe)
There are other sites I am going to look at also to see what makes
sense. I am shooting for 1k or less (not including monitor)
On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Igor Birman <igor_birman at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Here is one we built for a customer a couple of weeks ago:
> Antec NINEHUNDRED case
> Core i7-950 (BX80601950)
> Gigabyte Motherboard X58+ICH10R DDR3-24G (GA-X58A-UD3R)
> Visiontek Radeon HD5770 PCIe 1GB DDR5
> Corsair 850W PSU (CMPSU-850TX)
> Corsair 6GB DDR3 CMX6GX3M3A1600C9
> LG DVD Burner (GH22NS50R-AVAR)
> 2X 1TB Western Digital Black Drives (WD1002FAEX)
> Card Reader (USB-1610B)
> W7 Ultimate
> We had some strange problems when we built this computer, found it was the
> power supply. We got a replacement, and had the identical issue.
> Everything worked until we started up the Video drivers, the problem was
> with the power cable going to the video card. Ended up going with a
> Thermaltake PSU instead, don't know what's up with the Corsair.
> We went with stock cooling for the CPU. The ninehundred case has a nice
> large fan on top and we added a few 120mm fans. All fans are set to run
> below maximum speed to keep the system very quiet. This case has lots and
> lots of screws - if you are going to be taking your computer apart often you
> might want a different case - we have also been using the Cooler Master HAF
> 932 case which is a bit easier to disassemble.
> We did not try Linux on this build.
> From: John Franklin <franklin at elfie.org>
> To: novalug mailing list <NOVALUG at calypso.tux.org>
> Sent: Sat, December 4, 2010 2:55:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Building a killer machine
> Nice. Any chance you can put together a component list?
> On Dec 3, 2010, at 10:55 AM, The Doctor wrote:
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>> On 12/02/2010 09:37 AM, greg pryzby wrote:
>>> I am going to build a core i7 (project w son) and wonder where people
>>> typical purchase their parts....
>> I paid about $600us for Leandra's rebuild (Intel i7 950 8-core @ 3GHz,
>> 4GB RAM, new motherboard (which I don't recall at the moment)) at Micro
>> Center about six weeks ago.
>>> Also, anyone have a favorite case manufacturer? I am thinking he will
>>> mod-the-case so we may build it from wood, just because
>> Not really. As long as I don't run the risk of being flayed alive by
>> chains shooting out of it when I finally get it open, whichever case has
>> enough room for all of the components is fine by me.
greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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