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  • Thu, May 23 2013 9:47 PM

    • Lenny V
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    Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    Hey Guys

     

    Sorry if this has been covered in a previous post, but I looked and all I could find was from 2009 and seems outdated. So basically, I am sick of working on Macs with the "Segmentation at 0X0" error that constantly randomly happens. I want to build a pc workstation. I was looking into the z820 and it seems overly expensive, I have moderate knowledge of assembling my own computers from the old 486 days. I was wondering if I can build my own workstation for a lot cheaper or if it will come out to around the same price?

    Also, any tips on people who have succesfully built their own workstations would be greatly appreciated.

     

     

    Work: MacPro quad core 2.66ghz XEON 6GB Ram AVID MC 4.0.5 Home: Macbook Pro 15" 2011 2.0ghz 12 gb ram Avid MC 6.5 [view my complete system specs]
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  • Thu, May 23 2013 10:10 PM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    Are you going to run software only, Avid hardware, or 3rd party I/O. Makes a big difference in requirements...

    Dell Display U2713HM(2560x1440), AMD FX8350 8core, AMD 990FX mobo, 32gig-DDR3-1600, Quadro K620/GTX260/core 216, Audigy2zs, 1TB SSD system drive, 2TB SATA... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Thu, May 23 2013 10:24 PM In reply to

    • Lenny V
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    I want to run 6.5 on it. In a 2 monitor plus one client monitor for output. So three monitors in total. Software only, though an option to add hardware if I need it would be helpful. Also anything that can make transcoding and rendering faster would be helpful

    Work: MacPro quad core 2.66ghz XEON 6GB Ram AVID MC 4.0.5 Home: Macbook Pro 15" 2011 2.0ghz 12 gb ram Avid MC 6.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, May 23 2013 10:40 PM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    This is a intended to be an everyday revenue generating machine, or an occasionally used appliance?

    Dell Display U2713HM(2560x1440), AMD FX8350 8core, AMD 990FX mobo, 32gig-DDR3-1600, Quadro K620/GTX260/core 216, Audigy2zs, 1TB SSD system drive, 2TB SATA... [view my complete system specs]

    Using MC 8.4. Avid FX6.4, Vegas Pro 15/ DVD Architect 6pro, DVDit6.4proHD, CCE Basic, TmpGe Express4, TmpGe Authoring Works 4, DVDLab-Studio. Sony EX-1R, Canon XH-A1, GL2, GL1, Canon EOS 60D

  • Thu, May 23 2013 10:57 PM In reply to

    • Lenny V
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    It's intended to be an every day editing machine

    Work: MacPro quad core 2.66ghz XEON 6GB Ram AVID MC 4.0.5 Home: Macbook Pro 15" 2011 2.0ghz 12 gb ram Avid MC 6.5 [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, May 24 2013 12:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    "... So three monitors in total. Software only ..."

    How do you plan to attach the thrid monitor?  This typically requires additional hardware I/O.

    "... I was looking into the z820 and it seems overly expensive ..."

    It includes a 3-year onsite warranty.  This is helpful for "an every day editing machine".  Cutting to the chase, please specify your max budget for the new computer, using the same specs as the HP z820.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Fri, May 24 2013 1:37 AM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    I would suggest one of the newer 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitors. You can get almost everything on one screen rather than two.

    Dell Display U2713HM(2560x1440), AMD FX8350 8core, AMD 990FX mobo, 32gig-DDR3-1600, Quadro K620/GTX260/core 216, Audigy2zs, 1TB SSD system drive, 2TB SATA... [view my complete system specs]

    Using MC 8.4. Avid FX6.4, Vegas Pro 15/ DVD Architect 6pro, DVDit6.4proHD, CCE Basic, TmpGe Express4, TmpGe Authoring Works 4, DVDLab-Studio. Sony EX-1R, Canon XH-A1, GL2, GL1, Canon EOS 60D

  • Fri, May 24 2013 6:30 AM In reply to

    • newyankee
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    Lenny,

    I have built an Asus P9X79 pro MB system with a matrox 02 Mini powered monitor (32" LCD TV). Just upgraded to a Samusng 27"/ and older BenQ 24" dual monitor system via a FX3800 video card. Very solid, could not be more pleased.

    Asus P9x79Pro MB, Intel I7 3930K overclocked to 4GHz, Quadro FX3800, MC 8.3.1 /Symphony, Raid 0 / 3ware controller, Win 7 Pro 64, 32 Gig Ram, Matrox MX02... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, May 24 2013 1:56 PM In reply to

    • Vilem
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    I also have a custom build PC (see my specs). After you upgrade the graphics card on the Q4000, appeared problems with system stability. After various tests to confirm overheating CPU. Q4000 significantly increased the temperature inside the case. After replacing the case and CPU cooler, stronger internal fan is all OK.
    V.

    AVID MC2019.6 - dongle, HP Z620 - 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620, Quadro P2000 - driver 411.95, RAM 48GB - DDR3, BM Intensity Pro 4k - 10.11, W10 - 64bit Professional... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, May 25 2013 1:01 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    If you want to build your own, check out the Videoguys' DIY 9.5.  Every one of my homebuilds has been based around one of their DIY projects, and I'm yet to have a lemon.

    You will definitely need competence at building computer hardware, though.

    MC 7.0.4 - Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo - Intel i7 920 2.66GHz - Windows 7 Ult64 SP1 - nVidia Quadro FX 1800 - 16 Gbyte low latency DDR3 RAM - Internal 8 Tb... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, May 25 2013 9:07 AM In reply to

    • Typhon2007
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    Re: Configuring a build your own Avid Workstation

    For the price of Videoguys' DIY 9.5, i would avice to go to the HP z420 who is supported!!! I manage 3 of them and they are great value for money.

    15x z420 - MC 8.7.2 - ISIS 5500 3x64TB - Interplay 3.5 - ProTools 12.6 [view my complete system specs]
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