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    I'm looking to upgrade my current P4 3.0 HT computer with something multicore. A local supplier is currently running a special on the following system. The price is better than I can do building my own this time around.

    Here are the system basics. Any comment from users of this MB and processor would be appreciated. I will be using it primarily for Vegas and GV Edius.

    I admit very little knowledge of the current multicore architecture. Hyperthreaded Pentiums were the last place I had time to roll my own and learn a lot.

    Looking forward, I might want to add the new HDStorm card or NX to this and keep my current P4 Storm2 system intact.

    I will be adding my own video RAID array.

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz Mid-Tower

    Antec NSK4480 Black Mid-Tower Case w/ 380W Power Supply
    Intel DG33FB ATX Sound, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz, 8MB Cache
    Apacer 2GB DDR 2 800Mhz
    Sony (Black) 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
    Seagate 500GB SATA II 300Mbps ST3500320AS 7200RPM
    Sony 16X Black DVD+/-RW
    Sony 1648 Black DVD-ROM
    EVGA 8800GT 512MB PCI Express VGA Card
    Microsoft Windows Vista Business -32-Bit (DVD) (Downgrade to XP if needed)
    Microsoft Wireless Dektop (Keyboard/Optical Mouse)

    Thanks everyone!


  • #2
    Seems a reasonable spec to me. I run an Intel Quad core and happy with it. Not tried but your are supposed to be able to overclock them easily.
    Edius 8.5 Workgroup
    NewBlue FX
    Hitfilm Ignite
    Vitascene 2
    Newblue TitleMotion Pro
    Smartsound 5.8

    MSI Z170A M5 Motherboard, i7 6700K 4Ghz, 32GB DDR4, NVIDIA 970 4Gb, 240GB Boot SDD, 500Gb Video SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    MSI GS60, 4K UHD, Intel i7, 16Gb DDR3, Nvidia 970M 3Gb, Windows 10 64bit

    Panasonic HC-VX870 4K
    GoPro Hero4 Black
    Panasonic GX8 (Stills & Video)
    Garmin Virb 360


    • #3
      I suggest that you should go with full tower P180 or P182 (very quite case) - to add more hard disks later, and at least 550W (750w is better) power supply. (some graphic cards require high power).
      Asus X99-A/USB3.1 - Samsung EVO870 1TB - Win10Pro - Edius 7.53


      • #4
        Yep, ADD power, the 380 watts is way way to skinny !

        Nowadays good power is afordable, I use 1kw, not that I use it now, but you never know ......

        P.s. I like to over design as long as my wallet allows it :)
        Last edited by SoundFreak; 09-26-2008, 06:46 PM.