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  1. Please, any suggestion is more than welcome. I think you're right about the more robust card ATM im looking for something that will fit into my budget but also work on both platforms. Perhaps I need to investigate other cards besides the HighPoint RocketRAID 2700. Any particulpar cards you may be able to suggest? As per your disk space suggestion, I could probably go with something bigger or more HDD's. As of now I'm thinking of addressing that by storing off-site on external drives, save for the projects I would be working at any particular time.
  2. Thanks a lot for putting that together, it certainly gives me some other options I had not thought of. I actually considered looking into the Mac Pro towers as I had seen some on the apple refurb page. Possibly time to revist that notion. As for the build you've put together. Should I decide to go with a my own buld, I will definately for with a 4930K and a board with a decent amount of PCI Express 16 lanes giving me plenty of options should I need add or upgreade anythinig. Not sure if the x79 classified beats the Asus in that respect, I'd also like a board that can handle 64gb of RAM. Also a bit concerned about having both operating systems on the same SSD, should there be any issues I'd rather seperate the drives. Might have to consider another GPU other than the 780 above due to issues with the Revision B. of that same model. Perhaps the 770 doesnt have the same issuen unless its revision B. all across the 7 xx line. Ram-wise I think I can live with 32 with the option to go to 64gb. Again like I mentioned before, all this would be great if I can expect a solid performance on both platforms. Other than that all of the rest seems solid.
  3. I actually haven't considered going with PCIE SSD, something to think about while I decide on the chipset. I guess If I want to put this thing together sooner than later I should go ahead and choose the 4930K on the 2011 ASUS p9x79-E WS MoBO. Rather than wait for the replacement Ivy Bridge E in the 8 Core Haswell E. The motherboard mentioned above supports the quad chan 2133 kit I am looking at ({censored}: currently out of stock on newegg), just not sure if this will all work in the FCP OSX set up. Lookinig at a budget of 3.5k more or less. Since this will be for work purposes I need as much stability as possible. I know for the budget I have... I can go Mac Pro but, I'd like to upgrade and expand in the future, not to mention the internal strage capability I am afforded going this route.
  4. Hello Everyone - Previously posted this question in the new user's lounge... looking for further insight in this forum. I would like to build a dual boot workstation rig. Planning on running Adobe CS and Avid on Windows 7 and FCP and Resolve on OSX. Best case senario I'd like to be able to work with 4K material. After doing some some research I'm almost decided on using the following hardware. CPU: 4930K System Board: ASUS P9X79-E WS RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Storage: 2x SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB (one for each os) 4x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM in Raid Raid: HighPoint RocketRAID 2700 GPU: GTX 780 3GB PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply I guess my first question is, how feasable is my goal given the hardware I've chosen above? Another issue I am concerned with is CPU power and long term productivity. Having said that, I am thinking of perhaps going with the GA-Z87X-UD7-TH due to the possibility of upgrading to the Haswell-E chip when it arrives later this year. I also like it's Thunderbolt availability, which as of yet I do not know if a hak rig would even support. So I guess thats the main point of concern for me at this moment. Which socket do I go with and If go with an LGA 1150 board which CPU do I get to hold me over until the Haswell-E arrives. Many thanks in advance for any suggestions or thoughts.
  5. Sooo.... maybe I should post this question in the hardware and components forum? Or is that bad form?
  6. hahaha not expecting rainbows and unicorns. certainly there will be issues... just not sure which socket I should build around in case I want to upgrade in the future.
  7. Hello Everyone - As the title states I'm looking to build a dual boot workstation rig. I plan on running Adobe CS and Avid on Windows 7 and FCP and Resolve on OSX. Best case senario I'd like to be able to work with 4K material. After doing some some research I'm almost decided on using the following hardware. CPU: 4930K System Board: P9X79-E WS RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Storage: 2x SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB (one for each os) 4x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM in Raid GPU: GTX 780 3GB I guess my first question is how feasable is my goal given the hardware I've chosen above? Another issue I am concerned with is CPU power and long term productivity. Having said that, I am thinking of perhaps going with the GA-Z87X-UD7-TH due to the possibility of upgrading to the Haswell-E chip when it arrives being a LGA 1150 CPU. I also like it's Thunderbolt availability, which as of yet I do not know if a hak rig would even support. So I guess thats the main point of concern for me at this moment. Which socket do I go with and If go with an LGA 1150 board which CPU do I get to hold me over until the Haswell-E arrives later this year. Many thanks in advance for any guiadance or insight you can provide.
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