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    Hey folks,

    I'm thinking of getting an Edius system and was wondering if this system would be optimal for the hardware/software.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Motherboard:
    Intel S5000PSLSATAR 5000P

    CPU:
    Intel Xeon E5335 Quad Core 2.00GHZ

    HD:
    2x Hitachi Desktar 1TB, 2x WD 500GB

    RAM:
    Corsair XMS2 DHX Twin2X4096-6400C5DHX 4GB

    VIDEO:
    ATI FireGL v5200 256MB

    CASE:
    Tagan Black Pearl Full Tower E-ATX Case

  • #2
    Is there an approved motherboard list somewhere on the site? Also, I was told by a dealer I really should choose a 5000X chipset and not 5000V or 5000P.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MetalMike View Post
      Is there an approved motherboard list somewhere on the site? Also, I was told by a dealer I really should choose a 5000X chipset and not 5000V or 5000P.
      Correct- It has a 16x PCI-e slot for graphics cards, dont think the others do.

      FWIW I (and others) can suggest with confidence the Supermicrio X7DA (E,8 or 3) motherboards.

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      • #4
        Thanks so much for the reply. I phoned tech support and they helped me find the compatibility listing on the site. Based on that I've rechosen a few key components:

        MOBO: Supermicro X7DA8
        CPU: 2x Xeon E5335 Quad Core 2GHZ
        VIDEO: Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850
        RAM: Kingston PC2-5300 FBDIMM 1x2GB

        The only real question in the air is the video card, which isn't officially listed on the compatibility chart.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MetalMike View Post
          RAM: Kingston PC2-5300 FBDIMM 1x2GB
          You need to change that. You have to populate in pairs and with 8 cores you should have at least 4 sticks of RAM.
          I suggest 4 x 1GB sticks.

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          • #6
            Ok, I just put an extra set of RAM in the budget.

            I forgot about the soundcard, do I need one above and beyond the onboard AC97 of the mobo or is that handled through the Edius SP hardware anyhow?

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            • #7
              Soundcard is not required.

              Back to the RAM- still dont use 2 x 2GB, 4 X 1GB better shared accoross the cores.

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              • #8
                Whoops, that was seemingly a typo - I did mean 2x1GB but now 4x1GB. You've been a tremendous help. It is really comforting to know you guys pay such close attention to your forum - for when I need help with the actual building/editing/everything else.

                Thanks again.

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