and here we have hopefully everything we’re gonna need for this build just to talk for a second about exactly what we purchased we’ll start off with the Intel Core i7 processor this is the core i7 93 30k processor which is a six core 2011 socket processor you’ll notice if you’ve bought processors before this comes in a very small box part of the reason for that is for these new enthusiast level processors they do not include a stock cooling fan as most people who buy these higher upper level processors usually discard them and buy an aftermarket cooler anyway so inside the box you’ll just find some documentation as well as the processor itself and again we went with the more expensive six core processor which is a pretty big jump not quite as far as the next step up would be closer to about $1,000 but this processor was five hundred and seventy dollars and to keep it cool we’ve got the H 100 Corsair liquid cooling system this is going to be my first liquid cooling build I thought I’d try this out because one of the nice things about these they have little to no maintenance with them so you don’t have to worry about buying the actual water block and then all the tubing and then making sure it doesn’t leak and everything these are 100% self-contained and this particular unit that Coursera h100 features at double size 240 millimeter radiator here’s the the processor die this is going to bolt on to the motherboard and it’s going to fit two of these it comes with these included fans 120 millimeter fans so that is our CPU cooler and that was $90 for our motherboard I chose the asrock X 79 extreme motherboard again with these new 2011 sockets there wasn’t a huge amount of choice and they’re all pretty much beyond 150 dollar motherboards so this one in particular was two hundred and seventy dollars which compared to a lot of them is fairly modest it’s got pretty much everything we’re gonna need comes with basic SATA cables an sli adapter which we’re not going to be using and here is the motherboard itself Oh I apparently made a small mistake here and this is the x79 extreme x4 which you’ll notice one of the things that’s different about it is it only has four slots for RAM which is going to be a problem for us I meant to buy one with eight again this is a quad channel motherboard and often times they’ll double up so there would be eight sticks of RAM and this isn’t gonna hold enough RAM for us so otherwise it’s a very good mother board the x79 extreme the one I intended to buy is 270 dollars this one was probably a little bit cheaper but I don’t want to set everything up and start filming again later so this is gonna be exchanged let’s just pretend this is the X 79 extreme the X 79 extreme is gonna look pretty much the same with good heatsinks the spacing the number of PCI Express slots is good for us in particular again we’re gonna have a lot of hard drives in the system this board has nine serial ata ports but we’re gonna go ahead and just put this back in the box for the RAM that will go in the other motherboard we have two packs of these g.skill ripjaws e-series memory modules which are packs of four and these are four gigabytes on each stick so that’ll give us a total of 32 gigabytes and this Ram was $100 each so $200 for the full set of 32 gigabytes of RAM and for our graphics card we have a PNY GeForce GTX 670 with 2 gigabytes of memory this is for our CUDA acceleration in Adobe Premiere this one in particular the 670 was a bit pricey it was $400 but for the amount of CUDA cores it has in the performance games we’re gonna see while editing and everything it’s definitely going to be worth it here it is it comes with an HDMI cable as well as some other power adapters in case you

have an older PSU that doesn’t have the PCI Express power sockets it’s going to need as well as a DVI to VGA cable in case you’re rocking a VGA monitor and here’s the card itself which is a relatively large graphics card but if you’re into gaming or anything it’s nothing out of the ordinary it’s got a good cooler on it that be fine attachments for SLI which of course we’re not doing because that’s not going to help us in this situation and then we have for video outs which consists of two DVI as well as a display port and a HDMI so we’ll probably be using just three of those so this card should perform quite well for us and again that’s $400 for the GTX five six seventy excuse me at the time of purchasing this and to power everything we have this power supply which is a coolermaster GX series 750 watt power supply 750 watts should be good for us some people go much higher but those people are usually doing SLI as the graphics card is going to be using a big chunk of power but since we only have one even with this high performance six core processor and everything else we have going 750 should be adequate and again I made my comment about power supplies and some people say go expensive this one was only $90 which for 750 watts seemed pretty good of course you can pay more and it’s up to you in this case it’s a pretty basic power supply and we didn’t have to go anything fancy because the case we chose doesn’t have a clear window or anything normally I would go with the modular power supply but again in this case it’s so big saved a little bit of money with getting this the only thing I’d be worried about is because we have so many hard discs we might need some extra serial ata power but we can wire those in or you can also buy adapters for most things just like the graphics card had this extra PCI Express cables if your power supply doesn’t have them usually you can find some sort of adapters to make things work so that’s our power supply for $90 for our operating system in all our applications and windows and the Adobe Creative Suite and everything else we want we have the force GT SSD it’s a 120 gigabyte SSD it’s pretty current in terms of its performance it was 120 dollars for 120 gigabytes Reed 555 megabytes per second and then right 515 megabytes per second so pretty it’s gonna be taken care of with that SATA 3 interface and for pretty much like I said all the applications and windows and everything this is going to be good I decided to go with 2 raid arrays and one of them is going to be a simple raid 0 which isn’t very good in terms of safety as if one of the hard drives dies you lose everything but that’s pretty much going to be for temporary files as well as a scratch disk for the media files which if we do lose them it’s a lot of data but it could just rebuild it it’ll just take a second using the redundant raid array which I’ll show you in a second but these are two Hitachi 7200 RPM hard drives one terabyte each that’s going to give us 2 terabytes to work with that’s also going to happy home to the desktop depending on what sort of person you are I don’t usually put important stuff on the desktop so if I lose the desktop files that’s fine as well but these were $80 each so one 64 2 terabytes of working space was a good deal here for our media drive which is going to be holding the projects all the video we shoot and everything that’s something we do not want to lose and it’s also a lot of information so we don’t want to keep two copies of it unless we absolutely need to but that’s going to be a raid 10 which is going to be composed of four of the Seagate Barracuda drives two terabytes each so raid 10 what that is it gives you the speed of raid 0 which is basically double it combines the performance of two drives and then it just copies it clones both drives so you can lose one technically you can lose even two but you can lose a hard drive and everything will still be functioning and once you do lose a hard drive you obviously should replace it as soon as possible but you’ll get at least a warning so four of these Seagate 2 terabyte drives that’s going to give us 4 terabytes of usable space which again may sound like a lot but that’s about that’s a few shows it’s nice to have two or three or four projects loaded at once and that’s what this is gonna be able to do so the Seagate 2 terabyte hard drives were 110 dollars each so that’s four hundred and forty dollars for our media drive and of course we got a copy of Windows 7 Professional you’ll notice the very fancy box that comes in it’s a system builder version which is of course that’s what we’re doing or building a system so this was one forty dollars we got a couple of DVD burners we don’t really burn blu-rays and I have a blu-ray at home in case we ever have to but we do often burn a lot of CDs so I figured why not get two of these these

were only $20 each their Asus DVD burners nothing really special about them I had a pretty okay Microsoft Mouse from my old system which I’m going to be carrying over but I did need a new keyboard I got this is the logitech wireless illuminated keyboard it looks pretty cool and I’ve had a lot of Logitech keyboards and they work really well and I don’t like wires either so hence the wireless one we’ll see how good it does on battery life that’s one complain about these but um you know change the battery a couple times a month isn’t that big of a deal so just to show you what it looks like here we have the keyboard looks pretty nice it’s good and slim you can’t really see it in this light but it lights up the keys here it’s got a numeric pad which I often use so that’s useful some people don’t care about that basic regular size keyboard and then of course it’s important to remember there’s going to be a lot of little things in this case we got some extra fans for keeping the computer cool depending on the CPU cooler you got you might want to pick up some arctic silver or something like that which is a good grease that goes in between the CPU cooler and that some additional hardware you might need some additional serial ata cables again with these we bought so many of these bear drives which just come in kind of boxes blank boxes with these if you buy a kid it’ll come with a serial ata cable but I have a bunch of extra ones but these in particular were about $40 but you might want to add maybe $60 in terms of accessories for the build you’ll have to pay and lastly of course the case because this is going in a professional work environment I decided to get the bright-red NZXT phantom full tower case in addition to its looks the phantom was chosen for its feature-rich full tower form backyard we’ll allow it to accommodate all the hard drives and other hardware we’ve purchased that combined with its well reviewed build quality should make assembly of this system go as smoothly as possible the first step is to remove the exterior panels from the case to get us easy access to the frame where our components will be mounted and the open space will aid in the installation and routing of wires from the PSU and other cables throughout the case next step is to prepare the case to receive your specific motherboard in our case the asrock x79 xtreme 6 which as you remember was ordered without incident your motherboard will come supplied with an i/o shield which is installed into the back of the case first to allow plugging in external devices into the motherboard and once you’ve done that the next step is going to be to install the motherboard standoffs screws these are usually provided with the case that you buy in this case they actually happen to be black but oftentimes they’ll be brass colored and these are little screws that screw into the case itself which keep the motherboard raised just a little bit above the sheet metal which forms the case cases usually come with multiple pre-drilled hole mounting options and you will have to identify the correct ones to be used based on the form factor of your motherboard in this case NZXT marks the holes to be used for an ATX motherboard with the letter A the next step of course would be to install the motherboard into the case but one thing I found there’s often a lot of things you can do to the motherboard to prepare it before you put it in which will make it a little bit easier as once it’s in the case it’s a little bit confined and harder to move around the first would be the RAM modules cannot be installed the RAM modules feature a gap in the connector pins that should be matched to the socket on the motherboard to ensure that they are installed in the right direction small arms on the socket will snap into place as you firmly press the module into their socket when not using all available sockets consult your motherboards user manual to determine which sockets to use first another thing you’ll want to do before you install the motherboard into the case is install the CPU first remove the cover that protects the delicate connectors on the motherboard as well as unclipping the levers that will secure the CPU in place this is an Intel 2011 socket which means there are 2011 pins that need to make contact with the CPU an installation may vary if you have a different socket in general there will be some sort of marker on the CPU and socket to ensure the processor is installed correctly in this case a small triangle gently set the CPU in the socket and clamp it into place by returning the levers to their original position this may also be the best time to install your CPU heatsink but as our water cool heat sink is tethered to our radiator I’ve opted to move straight on to installing the motherboard into the case to do this position the motherboard into the case guide the rear connectors through the i/o shield that you

installed earlier and then gently set the motherboard down on the standoffs screws should have been provided with the case to secure the motherboard inside it is now time to install our heatsink which for us includes fitting the oversized 240 millimeter radiator into the case in this case the NZXT phantom comes prepared to accept a 240 millimeter radiator so no modification should be needed with the help of these small pieces of metal these standoffs which will enable the 240 millimeter radiator to mount here just under these 200 millimeter or this 200 millimeter fan we’re going to use that second one to fill in this hole right here and we remove the top panel as you can see to give us greater access to that the open side of the fan indicates the intake direction while the side where the motor braces cross the blades indicates the exhaust like most modern cases these fans are positioned to pump heat from around the CPU directly out of the case now the CPU heatsink can be installed with many aftermarket cooler some brackets may need to be installed that require access to the back of the motherboard first in this case all we need to do is install a set of standoffs to the existing 2011 socket the surface of the CPU should then be clean with rubbing alcohol to cleared of dust and oils in this case our heatsink comes with a layer of thermal grease pre applied to the bottom of the heatsink however with many heat sinks you may need to apply your own thermal compound between the CPU and cooler this is done by squeezing a small pea-sized ball of compound in the center of the CPU then firmly press the cooler straight down onto the socket and tighten it down with any remaining hardware and screws our h100 also came with its own pair of 120 millimeter fans to help cool the radiator down an after installation of your cooling system be sure to plug in any required power cables into the appropriate fan power connector on your motherboard next we’ll install the PSU in this case the power supply mounts in the bottom of the case simply set the PSU in the open space and secure it with appropriate screws many newer cases are set up to route cables between the motherboard train through your side panel out of sight to take advantage of this slip your cables through the large hole behind the PSU mounting slot and run them as needed through the rubber grommet holes throughout the case however running cables is a step best left until all components are installed for now we’ll move on to installing the PCI card starting with the graphics card find the appropriate PCI slot where the card will need to be installed and identify which PCI slot cover plates need to be removed remove the plates and install the card this motherboard also included an additional high performance sound and Ethernet controller that will also need to be installed next the optical drives are installed into available five and a quarter inch base in this case the Phantom features tooless installation the vandamm also features tolis installation for its three and a half inch drives with seven removable hard drive trays this not only makes installation simpler but also suspends the drive summer grommeted clips to aid in vibration and noise reduction if necessary 3.5 inch drives can also be mounted in five and a quarter inch bays with the use of adapters like most SSDs rs comes in a 2.5 inch drive form factor luckily the force GT is supplied with an adapter that allows it to be mounted in the typical desktop size 3.5 inch Bay however the hard drive mounting system in the Phantom is pre-prepared to accept the 2.5 inch drive to help keep our hard drive school I decided to mount one of our extra 120 millimeter fans in the location available on the front of the case with all the components installed we move on to routing power and data cables starting with the motherboard like most ATX motherboards ours has three different power sockets that needs to be supplied by the PSU a large 20 or 24 pin connector supplies all the different voltages used by the system while the two smaller connectors supply additional power that may be required by the CPU PCI bus and other components the

power-hungry GTX 670 requires a pair of 6 pin PCI Express power cables next are the seven hard drives which require both SATA power cables from the PSU and data cables to the motherboard in the event your PSU doesn’t have enough of a specific connector or a connector doesn’t reach adapters and extensions can be easily added check your motherboards user manual to understand the functionalities of the different SATA ports in this case we need to make sure that our raid 10 drives are all plugged into the same controller to be able to enable raid as well as our raid 0 we also want to make sure our SSD is plugged into a SATA 6 gigabits per second port for the best performance our optical drives will take up the remaining SATA ports finally the case itself needs to be wired into the system this may include fan cables USB audio and other headers as well as power buttons and LED indicators keeping all cables as organized and flat as possible will help with airflow and cooling many cases also provide tie-down spots for using zip ties to keep wires in place and finally put everything back together all right and we are back at the office and I have the new system all set up and I’ve been using it for about a week now and I could tell you that the performance increases that came with this new system are quite significant I did a few of my own benchmark tests to give you an idea of what they are the first of which was encoding about 20 gigs of footage which came from these panasonic lumix gh1 cameras which have a kind of a funky file format but they’re ABC HD and it does this weird thing where it shoots it in a 30-i container its shoots in 24p but some editing systems can’t handle them including final cut at least the older versions of final cut which is what my friend was editing them on so I was transferring those from that format to an h.264 format which you can use and that ended up taking on the older Core 2 based smack pro 2 hours and 14 minutes to encode all those files on my computer at home the desk which is a quad-core i7 one of the first i7s one hour and 56 minutes and on this new system of course which is the new i7 in the Sandy Bridge six core systems that only took one hour and 13 minutes and one thing to remember about that test is that it’s pretty much just the CPU just running all cores on full for the duration of the encode pretty much nothing else really comes into play if you want kind of a more real-world type example of what I’m dealing with I loaded up on all three systems my most recent project which consists of about 600 gigabytes of footage mixed file formats mostly DSLR footage edited to a one-hour show and to load that project and that is clicking on the project and waiting until it loads all the media so you can basically start working on the old Mac Pro took about four minutes and 58 seconds on my core i7 system at home the desk it took 22 seconds and on this brand new system it only took 11 seconds so this makes my life a little bit easier around here and I’d call it a rather successful build overall especially considering the fact that I came in a little bit under my budget of $3,000 for the system which is why you may notice I decided to treat myself to a new chair so that’s about it for this video hopefully I’ll be able to kick some more out on the subject this was mostly the hardware side of how to build video editing the computer hopefully I’ll do more of how to edit videos sort of segments and just anything on the subject matter so be sure to leave your comments or questions in the video comments section and I hope you enjoyed this video and so I guess until next time thanks for watching