I currently use a Dell Dimension 8400 (bought Dec 2005) - nothing upgraded except 4gb ram and a firewire card.
Running Premiere Pro CS3 and record film with a Canon HX-A1, usually SD for now - will be using HD in the furture no doubt.
I also use Photoshop CS3, Dreamweaver MX (needs upgrading I trust) and a few programs that convert AVI's to Flash.
I'm looking to create a faster rendering PC and also one that allows me to edit in CS3 without the dreaded red bar appearing over the footage every time I try to add a few effects or transitions.
Heres what I came up with for my build, I'm looking to future proof the PC so I get at least 4 years out of this one too.
PSU - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified
(or this one - looks nicer ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ800 800W)
Mobo - ASUS P6T Deluxe/OC Palm LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel
CPU - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
Memory - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Hard Drive 1 - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Hard Drive 2 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Hard Drive 3 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Optical - LG Black 6X Blu-ray DVD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L - Retail
Case - RAIDMAX AZTEC ATX-619WO Black/ Orange
Firewire, audio and ethernet cards.
(edit to add) Monitor - Dell 2407 (already have)
Heres the problems:
Is it even worth building this now with Vista 64 as the OS - or waiting till Windows 7 arrives?
My head is kinda mush after all the research - can you see any glaring errors in the build?
GPU - I tried to find one that was recommended by editors rather than gamers - am I understanding right that CS3 doesnt even use the GPU anyway - am I wasting my time with this GPU ....better suggestions?
I've seen posts that say CS3 does work on 64bit systems - is this correct?
All help is much appreciated