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Gerry JonesRe: Suggestions on new edit droid?
by on Jan 21, 2012 at 6:57:57 pm

The Antec 300 is a good case and I seriously considered it.

In the end, I think I'm going to go with the Cooler Master HAF 922 because of the great airflow and the completely tool-less design. I have great big bass player's hands; me with a screwdriver near fragile electronics is a bad thing! ;-)

My attempts at cost containment have failed miserably, but I think my final design is a far more capable edit droid due to your excellent and thoughtful suggestions. Thank you!

This is what I'm planning on ordering from Newegg tomorrow after final review:
What changed:

OLD CASE--- Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99.99
NEW CASE--- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $104.99

OLD CPU--- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) $229.99
NEW CPU--- Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) $319.99

OLD VID--- EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $199.99
NEW VID--- EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $329.99

NEW ITEM--- Arctic Silver AA-1.75G Thermal Compound $5.98

OLD RAM--- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $46.99
NEW RAM--- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL $88.99

What stayed the same:

CPU Cooler--- Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 92mm Sleeve Bearing Fan CPU Cooler $17.99

PSU--- SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $69.99

MOBO--- GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99

HD (2)--- Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s (2)@$124.99 = $249.98

READER--- Rosewill RDCR-11002 All-in-one USB 3.0 Card Reader $19.99

BURNER--- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99

OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit $139.99

OLD TOTAL $1225
NEW TOTAL $1498 (+$273)

My old goal of a capable edit droid for around $1K is totally shredded.
My new goal is to totally enjoy working on a much faster machine, do more work in less time, and make this puppy earn its place in my studio!

Thanks again for all of your suggestions!
Gerry


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