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Grant Goss
Wanting to get it right!
on Dec 25, 2008 at 7:05:44 am

I'm new here, and maybe I'm in the wrong place to be asking this question, but here I go.

I'm building the following system, as a starting point.

Blackmagic design DeckLink HD Extreme card.

3ware Raid controller card. 9650se 4lpml.
4 WD 1TB 7200rpm Caviar Black HD. Raid 5.

WD 3oogig 10k VelociRaptor HD for the OS.

ASUS P5E Deluxe Motherboard.
Intel Core 2 Q9550 Yorkfield Quad Core 2.83 Ghz
8 Gigs of Corsair XMS3 DHX Ram.

Cool Master Hyper 212 Copper/Aluminum heat pipe CPU Cooler.

PC Power 750w Quad power supply.

LG 22x SATA Dual Layer DVD+/-RW

AS for the OS, Windows XP Pro.

Adobe CS3.

I'm just using this system at home with low to mid end Video.

One more Question.

Will the Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 work well with this system?

Thanks for your time and input.


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Aristides Tiropolis
Re: Wanting to get it right!
on Dec 25, 2008 at 6:05:11 pm

[Grant Goss] "AS for the OS, Windows XP Pro."

Why would you buy 8 gigs of memory and install WinXP? Five of them will be left unused.

As for the rest of the system, it'll handle the ΕΧ-1 footage fine, but you could always go with the i7 architecture, more performance less power consumption, more PCIe slots on X58 mainboards, why not?

You could also add a blu-ray writer for backup...



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Aristides Tiropolis
Re: Wanting to get it right!
on Dec 25, 2008 at 6:10:32 pm

Also, the P5E is a DDR2 motherboard and you're stating a purchase of DDR3 memory


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Grant Goss
Re: Wanting to get it right!
on Dec 25, 2008 at 9:41:03 pm


Re: Wanting to get it right!
by Aristides Tiropolis (Aristides) on Dec 25, 2008 at 12:10:32 pm

Also, the P5E is a DDR2 motherboard and you're stating a purchase of DDR3 memory

True the P5E is DDR2
P5E Deluxe is DDR3.





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Grant Goss
Re: Wanting to get it right!
on Dec 25, 2008 at 9:35:03 pm

Could I run Vista Ultimate 32bit version without running into driver problems with the Blackmagic card and Adobe CS3? Then I could use all the ram.



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Aristides Tiropolis
Re: Wanting to get it right!
on Dec 26, 2008 at 4:42:59 pm

The P5E Deluxe is DDR2 as well.

Vista 32 will support a maximum 4Gb of memory. Only x64 systems support more than 4 gigabytes of memory on windows.

Vista ultimate x64 supports blackmagic and The Adobe CS3 suite.






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Sam Carleton
Re: Wanting to get it right!
on Jan 3, 2009 at 4:12:30 am

As Aristides said, you need a 64-bit OS. If you have a close look at the web site, you will see that they DO have drivers for both Vista 64-bit and XP 64-bit, take your pick.

By day I am a software developer. My laptop is 64-bit Vista and I never have any driver issues. Well this is not 100% true, a 4-year-old blue tooth usb dongle did not have drivers for the laptop, but it was 4 years old.

Personally, if I where you, and I am sort of because, I too, am building my first editing system, I would not install XP on a new machine, the OS is 6 years old! Vista w/ SP1 is a wonderful OS, far better then XP in many regards and simply far more modern.

Go with 64-bit Vista and you will be a happy person!

Sam



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