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Just placed an order for a new computer. My current desktop is 8 years old, with the most recent upgrade being 5 years ago. It still works great for me, but video editing is a new hobby of mine, and the old system just isn't up to it. The new system should be able to handle 4K video editing, with multiple streams, without any slowdown at all. As a bonus, I'll be able to play newer games such as GTA5 and Skyrim for the first time.
I'll be running both the old and new system, side by side, using a KVM switch. I still use some legacy software that isn't usable on any OS newer than XP.
In addition to the below, I'll be adding four 1TB hard drives in RAID 10 as a scratch drive, and two 5TB external USB as export drives.
Intel Core I7-5820K 3.30GHZ (3.6GHZ Turbo Mode) Six Core 15MB
ASUS X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 X99 DDR4 SLI 4XPCI-E16 2XPCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0
Crucial 32GB Kit 4X8GB DDR4-2133 CL16 DR X8 Unbuffered DIMM 288PIN
MSI GeForce GTX 970 100 Million Edition TwinFrozr V 1140/1279MHZ 4GB 7GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SV300S37A/120G 2.5IN SATA3 LSI Sandforce SSD (Quantity: 2)
ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-ray Writer 12X BD-R 16X DVD+R SATA Black Retail
Seasonic PLATINUM-760 760W 24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS Fully Modular DC to DC
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100I CPU Cooler System LGA1150 1155 1156 1366 2011 AM2 AM3 FM1 & FM2
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 300-1500RPM 93.1M3/H 22.4DBA 4-PIN PWM (Quantity: 2)
Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Tower Case Black Pearl 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PSU Front 2XUSB3.0 Audio
Acer B286HK Ymjdpprz 28IN 4K UHD 3840X2160 1ms 1000:1 LED Monitor MHL DVI HDMI Dport Speakers
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64Bit DVD SP1 OEM
TRENDnet TK-214I 2 Port DVI Audio KVM Switch *IR-$10*
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Were the 240gb SSDs Kingston V300's as well? NCIX has a killer price on them right now: http://www.ncix.com/detail/kingston-ssdnow-v300-240gb-sv300s37a-240g-ec-80209-1115.htm
V300s don't have the best NAND IC's but they're still miles away from mechanical drives.
I like how AndrewB's custom titles evolve over time.......
I recently learned about the site pcpartpicker.com which is great aggregate site for finding the cheapest price on the best hardware.