Opinions on my build for video editing/gaming

b]Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range:$1,500 to $1,800


System Usage from Most to Least Important:Video editing , gaming , websurfing


Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country:Singapore


Parts Preferences: None


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe in the future


Monitor Resolution:1920 x 1080


Additional Comments:My first build so i want to make sure everything is compatitable. Feel free to give your comments and whether you have better builds that are better price wise or performance wise! Thanks!


[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tzf2) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tzf2/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tzf2/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k) | $309.99 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77xup5th) | $239.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9d16gxm) | $129.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7td250bw) | $179.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670wf22gd) | $363.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr4ti) | $121.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x850) | $166.98 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370414813) | $139.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1832.86
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-28 10:34 EDT-0400 |
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  1. A solid build. Very good job.

    Just nitpicking here: I would change the PSU, OS, and the Motherboard. 850W is a bit overkill. SLI in the future, not going to happen. Just upgrade to a better card. And the motherboard is just a tad expensive.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.04 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $289.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. Here's the deal: CPU editing/rendering on the CPU will soon be dead.

    Even worse, the GTX6XX series is likely worse than the GTX5XX series when it comes to video editing/rendering.

    It does not really get better. Even though s1155 will go on for years, in a few months it's essentially EOL when s1150/Haswell goes retail. AND, rumors have nVidia releasing the 7XX-series this summer.

    I just want to make sure you understand where all this is headed, and give you a bit different perspective. The i7-3770K is a great processor, but (you knew that was coming, right?) even if it is 25% faster in rendering than an i5 (or even an AMD FX-83XX Vishera), using OpenCL/GL or CUDA on the graphics engine will be 3X and greater in speed.



    And to be clear, you should also fully investigate your software for specific CUDA-related performance in rendering and effects. Don't believe anyone who says, "Yeah, it does CUDA" without understanding the exact video formats and resolutions, effects, transitions, plugins, etc, that will utilize it within your software.

    Skeered yah, yet? :D

    You need to expend some effort looking at OpenCL/GL processing, too.
    Example:

    and even ...


    So ... you got a tricky build on your hands, right now. If you are not fully up to speed on these matters, you would be best advised to step back and get everything into perspective !!
  3. ksham said:
    A solid build. Very good job.

    Just nitpicking here: I would change the PSU, OS, and the Motherboard. 850W is a bit overkill. SLI in the future, not going to happen. Just upgrade to a better card. And the motherboard is just a tad expensive.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.04 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $289.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    Hey thanks for the advise on the psu, although i'm still thinking about the motherboard switch since i might want to make use of the thunderbolt ports on the up5- th!
  4. Yeah, I've actually read up on the CUDA vs OpenCL thing for video editing, so basically I'll be mainly using Adobe cs6 Premier Pro and After Effects, with plans to learn 3ds max.
    Which is why i chose to go with the GTX 670, for CUDA that can be enabled for Premier Pro and After Effects CS6

    So, what would you suggest? getting the build that I have up there or wait out for Haswell and GTX 7xx?
  5. Your call. Depends if you want to wait and how urgently you need the system.
  6. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TCTL

    I only changed out the PSU. The build looks great overall!
  7. arikenous said:
    Yeah, I've actually read up on the CUDA vs OpenCL thing for video editing, so basically I'll be mainly using Adobe cs6 Premier Pro and After Effects :ouch:, with plans to learn 3ds max.
    Which is why i chose to go with the GTX 670, for CUDA that can be enabled for Premier Pro and After Effects CS6

    So, what would you suggest? getting the build that I have up there or wait out for Haswell and GTX 7xx?


    Adobe CS7/Premiere is big on OpenCL/GL, and hopefully we will see some benchies in the next week or so.

    And, once again (not to belabor the point). You need to carefully look at the specific function of CUDA on a GTX670. I suspect you are going to 'red-line' a lot more than you are anticipating.
  8. Wisecracker said:
    arikenous said:
    Yeah, I've actually read up on the CUDA vs OpenCL thing for video editing, so basically I'll be mainly using Adobe cs6 Premier Pro and After Effects :ouch:, with plans to learn 3ds max.
    Which is why i chose to go with the GTX 670, for CUDA that can be enabled for Premier Pro and After Effects CS6

    So, what would you suggest? getting the build that I have up there or wait out for Haswell and GTX 7xx?


    Adobe CS7/Premiere is big on OpenCL/GL, and hopefully we will see some benchies in the next week or so.

    And, once again (not to belabor the point). You need to carefully look at the specific function of CUDA on a GTX670. I suspect you are going to 'red-line' a lot more than you are anticipating.





    CS7 is not coming out till probably 2014 am i right ?
    So what are you suggesting exactly ? I get an ATI HD series GPU ? I don't have the budget to get a Quadro card anyway.
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