Videoguys DIY 9.5 Build - Hex Core Adobe CS6 Workstation

Videoguys by Gary Bettan

Videoguys DIY 9.5 Build Dec 2012

Our Director of Advertsing needed a new computer. He'd been running our DIY8 machine and it was starting to get cranky on him. We decided that since he uses Adobe CS6 to create our advertisements, email blasts and update our website, that a DIY9 based build would be perfect for him. WOW! Were we right! Thanks to the SSD boot drive, hex core i7 and a whopping 32GB of RAM he is flying!
Videoguys' DIY 9.5 Dec 2012 Build
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Pro Model $329.00
Processor Intel Core i7 3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz $599.00
RAM 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z 8x4 GB kit $129.00
Boot Drive Crucial M4 256GB SSD $199.00
Video Storage G-Tech G-SPEED Q for Ext. RAID 5 Available at
G-Tech G-RAID for External RAID 0
Case Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $60.00
Power Supply CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W $140.00
CPU Cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $35.00
Blu-ray Burner Pioneer BDR-208 Blu-Ray Disc Burner $90.00
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit $129.00
GPU EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 $399.00
TOTAL PRICE $2,109.00
We tried to bring in the workstation as close to $2K as we could. We went a little bit over, but we feel for the performance we achieved it is worth every penny. Our build does not include any media storage, you'll need to add this as well. For around $200 you can add a pair of 2TB 7200RPM drives, striped together as a 4TB RAID 0 for an excellent internal storage solution, or go with one of our G-Tech external solutions such as a G-Speed Q for RAID 5 redundancy. We posted the build list for this latest machine here, along with links directly to our main source for DIY parts, to make shopping even easier for our customers. DIY10 / DIYX Update: As for DIY10, we're already planning it. Going to wait for a Z79 enthusiast level chipset motherboard with Thunderbolt. Then we'll buildan Ivy Bridge based machine that we may just run under both Win 7 and OSX. Yes, that's right, a hackintosh!! We'll keep you posted ;-)

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