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Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by Cheung, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Cheung

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    As of current date, my system is starting to have some delays i.e. I would like it to run faster. After all, it is 5 years old which I think has been good value.

    Functions would be for photo editing and video editing/rendering (processor intensive)

    Of course I want one of those Ivy Bridge processors. :) 3770

    16 GB RAM

    How about MB? I looked up the Gigabyte range but didn't understand the differences between them and what is better for video or photo. Currently I have an ASUS that's long in the tooth.

    Video card - NVidia of course - but which one? I think the one that was demonstrated in Shanghai recently is a bit of overkill for me...LOL

    I thought this was interesting and an option.

    http://www.ontakingpictures.com/2012/04/ivy-bridge-hackintosh-update/

    http://www.ontakingpictures.com/2012/05/ivy-bridge-hackintosh-build-update/
     
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    i thought you are on Apple.
     
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    wow, you are running MacOS on a PC. cool!!
     
  5. Cheung

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    Seems like a lot of hardwork for a hackintosh. Probably too much trouble.
     
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    Get a MacBook Pro!!!
     
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    Not sure it's so straight forward with an i7 processor.

    Had a quick look at the computer centre looking at component parts.

    (All in HKD) - i7 processor is about 2.5k HkD. MB about 1k. 16GB Ram in x2 8GB at 1.1k (1600 MHz). Add GPU, an SSD plus some HDD (so around 2.5k) and ready to go! Looking at somewhere around 1000USD, considerably cheaper than my build from 5years ago.
     
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    Ars System Guide: May 2012 update

    http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1173184&sid=13b142ab273c93fae18f1d25014d462a -> http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?p=22848936#p22848936

    (from old bookmark: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2011/04/how-to-build-your-own-computer-ask-ars-diy-series-part-i/)

    Hot Rod
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    But to start of it seems the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H + 3770 boxed (save a few $ by not getting the K) & GTX570 (cheapest out of Asus, MSI, EVGA, Gainward or Gigabyte) should be a good base and eat up a good deal of that USD $1000 :D (not exactly saving $$$ with that GTX570) ...
     
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    So after reading up some more :D, let me take back the workstation gpu recommendation as it's really only "necessary" for certain software like CAD-like and the current consumer gpu's are as good if not better. Aside from that I read of some benefits from the usage of CUDA by Adobe software but specwise a GTX480 has the same amount of CUDA cores as the GTX570. Did read somewhere the 5xx series were supposedly better for photo/video than the new 6xx but wasn't mentioned whether the 5xx are also better than 4xx in that regard. Probably should be double checked ;) ...
    I'd probably skip on a gpu completely at first and see how SSD, 16GB RAM & that 3770 work out :) (can always add a gpu later)
    Alternatively you could go for a X79 motherboard and see how quad-channel RAM works out, 4x4GB (but needs i7-3820 Sandy)

    Another handy site I've also used before: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
     
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    Looks real good! Amazing stuff. Gives me something to work on!
     
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    Cheung are you in HK? I can help you out
     
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    From your previous message, seems you dont need case/psu/cdrom/win7
    If your PSU is ok, then keep it and use the old case

    Do you want to build it yourself and overclock?

    Anyways 8000HKD will give u an Asus/ASrock motherboard with 16G RAM, 120G ssd, 2Tb HD, cpu cooler, and nvidia 550ti, oh and an I7 3770K cpu
     
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    The old computer can still be used - just that photo and video editing is getting a bit slow now.

    So really looking at a new build. 8k HKD sounds quite
    OK - plus a bit extra for OS, PSU and case. That's about the range I was getting with a quick browse in Wan Chai computer centre.

    Any particular motherboard you recommend? I want one with USB3.0 and eSATA. Or do they all had that now? :)

    I will need a FW 800 card which will take up one of the internal slots. Can't remember which slot it goes in except it was one of the small ones LOL. My present one I just bought it, opened up the computer and stuck it in a slot that looked about the right size LOL

    Is it possible to use mATX with 3770K? Can an adequate cooler fit in? Would like it to be quiet as well :D

    I looked up MBs on the internet but it seems quite difficult to navigate through the differences between each one. For instance, one Manufacturer lists about 12 choices for Z77 and I gave up trying to work out which does what.
     

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