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    Question Should I Buy This Setup?

    I am buying an HP workstation (has to be HP because my office has a contract with them) for video editing (premier, pinnacle, etc.). I need to stay under $5K but I get discounted prices.
    I was looking into the xw8600 (all E5400-series Xeons), but heard the E5500-series was superior so I've been looking at the Z800. I'm thinking of going with this configuration. Any suggestions or changes you'd make?:

    • HP Z800 Workstation
    • Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64-bit
    • (2X) Intel® Xeon® E5530 2.40 8MB/1066 QC CPU
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX580 512MB Graphics
    • 24GB (12x2GB) DDR3 - 1333 (bought separately)
    • (2X) 74GB - SATA-300 - 10K RPM (RAID1, OS and apps)(bought separately)
    • (4X) 500GB - SATA-300 - 7200 RPM (RAID5, storage)(bought separately)
    • HP 16X DVD+-RW SuperMulti SATA 1st Drive

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    Nice but way more than you need - overspecced for most people except show off lottery winners.

    You only need a decent pc for editng - any 4 core system with extra storage is cool.

    Forget the g card- get the cheapest dx9.

    Raid 5 is an indulgence unless you are planning high rate of work nad dont want to back up manually.

    If you have money spare it will be cool I am sure but you may be better advised not going quite so mad - the xeons I think are especially expensive and may not be the best processor for the job as they are aimed at the server market.

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    Just noticed this is a continuation of another thread where you ask what we recc.

    I did rec raid 5 - but only get this if you really can afford it - I currently have a cheaper back up system - removable caddy hard drives. Raid 5 clearly better but essential only for the deeply paranoid or very busy person doing critical work.

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    That machine is way over spec'd, but then again it should be fine for several years before it becomes a dinosaur. The ram might be a bit on the high side, I'd go with like 8 or 12 gigs and then when memory prices come down in a year, go for the gusto... It'd be an incredible machine though, just not that its "neccessary"

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