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Thread: Tell us your High Specced Spec

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Current setup, as of just over a year.
    • Motherboard: Asus A8N-E Deluxe
    • Ram: Corsair 2GB XMS3500LL Pro
    • CPU: AMD X2 3800+ (2.4Ghz overclocked)
    • Hard Drives: 1x WD 500GB SATA, 2x Maxtor 300GB SATA, 1x Seagate 500GB SATA (1.6TB total)
    • GFX Card: nVidia GeForce 7800GTX
    • DVD Burner: Sony
    • PSU: Hiper 580W
    • Case: Aspire Dreamer II
    • Monitor: 2x Hanns-G 19" Widescreen
    Software used:
    • Sony Vegas 7
    • Adobe Photoshop CS2

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Blue Mountains, Australia


    Anyone use MAC here?

  3. Default

    I have just read about having 3 hard drives. One for boot, one for edit and one for archive. SATA II preferred.
    Could anyone please comment on this.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2005


    have you actually searched the forums for your answer? - This question has been asked many many times.

  5. #15


    System Information
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP1
    System Model: HP Workstation XW6200
    Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM

    Display Devices
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Display Memory: 256.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Dell E228WFP
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200

    Canopus ProCoder 2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Premiere CS3

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2006


    Mother: DFI 975X/G
    CPU: Q6600 quad core
    RAM: 4 Gig PC 6800 DDR2
    HDD: 4x 500 Gig SATA2 (set in dual RAID over 6 drives)
    RAM FLASH 8 Gig over 11 drives
    EXTERNAL: PMP 20 gig (mp4 player)
    Hot swap: 80 Gig IDE.
    Optical: NEC DL DVD RW + Std DVD
    GPU: 1900 series VIVO
    Vision 2x 20" Wides screen Samsung SW206BW TFT's
    PSU 650w Tagan ATX 2.0
    Case: Lexa
    KB/M: A4 tech Office pro.
    Sound: HD 7.1
    Spkers: Creative 5.1

    GT Video Plus - Gaming computers, customer built computers, Servers, Gaming, Computer systems Higher performance AMD SLI, AMD FX
    Need Pro Computer advice?

  7. #17

    Default Power and Quiet

    when I built my latest PC, I wanted power but also silence so I could concentrate on working.


    Abit AB9 Pro motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 overclocked to 3ghz
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro silent cooler
    3GB Crucial Ballistix ram
    Nvidia 7600GS silent graphics card
    500 watt Seasonic quiet PSU
    2x 250GB Samsung SATA2 hard drives
    2x Pioneer 212 SATA DVD burners


    Sony Vegas 8
    Windows movie maker
    Nero 8
    Windows DVD maker

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Bristol uk
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    Is it quiet? Are you using a quiet case? My next pc is going to be built to be silent too.

  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    Is it quiet? Are you using a quiet case? My next pc is going to be built to be silent too.

    Yes the PC is very quiet. During normal use, you cannot hear it. It is only when I am actually outputting video that all 4 processor cores come into play. The cooling fan spins up a little, but the noise level is still very low. I don't use an insulated case as the last time I did, found it didn't really make much difference.

    I think the secret to a successful quiet PC is to use quality cooling products. It doesn't have to be expensive either. For example, the Arctic Cooling CPU cooler was £14.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2008


    From a IT perspective
    Dual core if available Better would be TWIN dual cores or TWIN Singles

    my System

    2x Opterons 175 @ 2 ghz each (benchmarks at PR6800) and they are only single cores
    1GB ECC DDR400 RAM
    2x WD 200gb 7200 RPM on a HIGHPOINT Raid Controller Benchmarks 100-125 MBps transfer speed
    1 External 500GB storage drive (Esata cable on order )

    mother board ASUS K8N-DL
    Rubbish VGA card needs replacing want either matrox or GREEN VALLEY

    usually pc trimmings 500" PSU
    19" IIYAMA series PRO monitor

    any way thats a little of my spec

    Dream machine

    2 x quad core opterons on a dual processor board (Yes that is an 8 Core SYSTEM )
    and 8 GB ram

    and to think that the CPU used in terminator was listed as a 32 core processor we aren't that far away

    Hard drive
    PCI-X not PCI EXPRESS raid controller with 64 Bit access running 4 7200 RPM raid 0 and a 5th for parity

    unless you could get a 4 lane pci express card may be comparable on speed

    graphics any dedicated high def encoder cosing upwards of £600 probably conopus but i haven't researching this area yet

    if anyone had this spec and isnt planning world domination with it i would love to hear from them

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