My New Computer Specs: A Great Build for Virtual Worlds, BIM apps, 3DS, and Video Editing
April 17, 2009, 6:09 pm
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Almost done!

Here’s what I have in my new machine, built 4/15/09.  Total parts cost = $1,100.52 USD, all ordered from So far, I have found it to be ideal for the work I do – a combination of virtual world development, 3D Studio, Revit and Adobe Premiere to edit machinima.   Almost every piece of this machine is at least 4 to 6 times better than my old machine, so it is quite a leap in graphics and speed.  Thanks @LarryBishop for building this for me! 

NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Retail Item #: N82E16811146047

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail Item #: N82E16813128358

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail Item #: N82E16814130434

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply – Retail Item #: N82E16817139006

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 – Retail Item #: N82E16819115207

G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK – Retail Item #: N82E16820231166

IMC IMC-black USB 2.0 Card Reader – Retail Item #: N82E16820717001

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive – OEM Item #: N82E16822136284

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q – OEM Item #: N82E16827151173

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders – OEM Item #: N82E16832116488


What’s your recommended new computer spec?

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What software are you using for video editing?

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