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This computer was built for a customer needing a robust desktop that could handle all the video and photo editing demands.  Some of the key requirements were; it needed to be fast, well built to avoid any hardware problems down the road, media card reader, duel DVD burners, plenty of space and room to grow, and a large screen that could be color calibrated.  This build also had to be under $1500, what you see meets all of these requirements and then some without breaking the bank.  Of course there is always higher end stuff out there, but the price rises exponentially with it as well.

This build was a Intel i7 with 8M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 4.80 GT/s.  It has 12 GB of DDR3 memory, 6 sticks of 2 GB a piece.  For storage it has a total of 3 TB of hard drive space, 1TB for the main drive and 2TB for storage.  For burning media it has two DVD drives for reading and burning on the fly or making two copies at a time.  To process those videos and images there are two video cards with 1 GB of DDR2 a piece, and they are connected in SLI mode so they can share the work load.  All of this equipment needed a good power supply so we went with a 750 Watt Ultra with a lifetime warranty.  All of this power is displayed beautifully on a large 24” LCD screen.


Build List;

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

Motherboard: MSI X58M, LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel

Processor: Intel Core i7-940 CPU, 8M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 4.80 GT/s

Memory: (2X) Corsair Tri Channel 6GB PC12800 DDR3, (3 x 2048)

Hardrive: Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive – 1TB, SATA, 7200 RPM, 32MB

Hardive 2: Seagate Barracuda LP Hard Drive – 2TB, SATA, 5900 RPM, 32MB

Dvd drive: Sony DVDRW Drive – 24x, S-ATA

Dvd drive: Sony DVDRW Drive – 24x, S-ATA

Power Supply: Ultra 750-Watt Power Supply – ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready

Wireless: Sabrent 802.11n Wireless PCI 802.11n/g/b, 300Mbps, 40/64/128-bit

Media Card Reader: AFT PRO-55U, All-in-one USB 2.0

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card – 1GB DDR2

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card – 1GB DDR2