Back in the summer we started talking about Windows7 and how we couldn't wait for it to be officially released. We told you that we would be updated our DIY7 build and posting a new article once we had the chance to test it.
We built it, we tested it, we love it! JACKPOT!! We dare you to build a better, faster, more stable system for video editing for under $2,000
We've run Avid Media Composer, Adobe Production Premium CS4 and Vegas Pro 9 on it so far. We'll be testing the mighty Matrox MXO2 Mini hardware on it next, now that they released the Win7 drivers for CS4.2.
We hope to have the aricle posted on our website in a week or two. For now, here's the parts list. We recommend Newegg and TigerDirect for your DIY parts shopping.GO CRAZY!
|Intel Core i7 920||$ 279|
|ASUS P6T Deluxe V2||$ 289|
|Corsair XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1600||$ 285|
|Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM 0A38016||$ 85|
|Video Storage (2 x Hitachi 1TB) RAID0 or G-Speed eS|
|Antec Nine Hundred Two Black ATX Case||$ 119|
|Microsoft Win 7 Ult 64 Bit OEM||$ 139|
|CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W||$ 99|
|BDR-205 Blu-ray Burner||$ 229|
|Quadro FX 1800||$ 469|
|Total Cost||$ 1,993|
Tech Note: Since posting htis update we have recieved several emails and calls aking about Windows 7 Professional vs Ultimate. We went with Ultimate becuase Microsoft was offering a $99 OEM deal on it when Windows 7 launched. That deal is no longer available. As best we can tell there is no advantage to Ultimate over Professional for video editing.