View Full Version : Configuration for the VT[3] Ready-To-Edit Workstation

03-18-2004, 10:19 AM
I am the Corporate Multimedia Specialist for Elwyn Inc. in Elwyn, PA. Elwyn is nationally recognized as a pioneer in developing groundbreaking programs for children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages. We are non-profit/Human Services organization.

I am been using a Video Toaster Flyer for about 8 years and we are looking to upgrade to the new VT[3].

Please let me know about this configuration and also I am looking for a reliable VT dealer in the area of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Custom System Includes:

(1) Processor(s): Dual XEON® 2.8GHz 512K 533 FSB

(2) Memory: 2 x 512MB ECC DDR

(1) System Harddrive: 80GB 7200RPM

(1) Display Card: GeForce FX5200 Ultra 128MB

(2) Monitor(s): Dual 17" VP171B LCD

(1) DVD/CD-ROM #1: DVR-A07 DVD±R/±RW,CD-R/RW Writer

(1) Floppy Drive: Floppy/Memory Card Reader Floppy 3.5" 1.44MB Cool Gray

(1) Operating System: Windows XP Professional

(1) Keyboard: Keyboard PS/2 Black/Silver

(1) Mouse: Intellimouse Explorer - PS/2 & USB

(1) Networking or I/O Card: Pyro FireWire Card Desktop OHCI

(1) Case: 4U Rackmount w/600W Black

(1) Video Editing Card: VT[3] Upgrade From Toaster/Flyer

(1) Breakout Box: Video Toaster SX-8

(4) Video Harddrive(s): 4 x 36GB Cheetah 10K 320

(1) Media Harddrive(s): 80GB 7200RPM

Thank you very much for your help and have a nice day.

Walter Fernandez
Corporate Multimedia Specialist
Elwyn Inc.

03-18-2004, 11:35 AM
Hey You lucked out one of the best newtek dealers is located in Dubois PA His name if Jim Davis at DVS direct his website is www.dvsdirect.com his phone number is 1800-379-7267 no i dont work for him but i am incredibly impressed with his service and prices. his prices are the best of any one around infact he has a great deal on a live bundle right now give dvs direct a call ask for jim and tell him zane sent you

03-18-2004, 02:10 PM
Yes, I when to one of his demo presentations few years ago in a Hotel close to the Philadelphia Airport.

My only concern here is to have a dealer to far away.

Any way I am going to check with him.

By any chance do you purchase your system from him?

Thank you.

03-18-2004, 02:12 PM
acutally at first no i built it myself but i learned the hard way that buying a turnkey system is best after tons of free help from jim with my homebuilt system we had our system upgraded by jim the best decsion i have ever made

Scott Bates
03-18-2004, 03:03 PM
I'll jump in to support DVS. I've had Jim build my Flyer system, my original VTNT system and then my current VT[2]/[3] system. I'm in West-Central Illinois and it's been worth a couple 16 hour drives (each way) to have him "do his thing" so I can do mine. I've never had major problems with any of his systems and when something does crop up he's always there to talk me through a solution on the phone.

There may be other dealers equally as good that are closer to you, but I'm not personally familiar with them; hopefully others will chime in here. A lot of users on this and the other forums swear by Blaine Holm and his crew at Video Hardware Services (http://www.videohardware.com) in Manchester, NH; like Jim, he'll ship anywhere and is very highly regarded in this community.

03-18-2004, 03:21 PM

Thank you very much for the input.

03-18-2004, 07:52 PM
As far as your original questions, you did not list your Motherboard. That is perhaps the single most important component! Some work fine others don't work well at all. Others here know all the details but it comes down to PCI busses and speeds. Stick with the Supermicro board mentioned on these forums almost daily and you should be alright.

03-19-2004, 07:31 AM

Is great to get that information. I want to make sure I get the correct configuration to run this system with no problems and smoothly.

Thank you and have a nice day.