Video Editing/Music production build $1500

Can someone please recommend parts for a video editing/music production. Maybe also Hackintosh compatible just in case. 1500 budget please help.
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  1. where are you purchasing from (country), are you going to overclock and are you going to do SLI in the future. ill get started then
  2. US, no overclock, and no sli in the future thanks! It would be my first build and looking into i7 3770k
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    no overclock means that the i7 3770k is pointless to you.

    this will perform the same, just that no overclocking and no SLI
  4. Thanks TheBigTroll!
    But do I really need such an expensive GPU? I heard GPU doesnt really matter for video encoding?
  5. actually it does due to CUDA based acceleration in the adobe suite and various video format converters
  6. This should be fairly good for what your after.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($199.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1419.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-29 09:04 EDT-0400)

    - The 3930K is about the strongest CPU you can get before you have to spend ridiculous amounts of money.
    - 16GB of 1600Mhz RAM, nothing special.
    - A 2011 board, again nothing special.
    - Two Barracuda 1TB drives and a 120GB SSD, this will allow you to distribute disk load. SSD for the OS and programs, HDD 1 for holding raw footage and HDD 2 for having footage rendered too. This means performance isnt limited a single drive having to do multiple things.
    - The 7770 is more useful as a display output more than anything, but will allow you to game at a decent level if thats a concern. If your applications can leverage OpenCL or OpenGL computing, then you can also harness the card for that.
    - Good case, silence oriented.
    - 650W PSU, just to give you some headroom with the high wattage CPU if you decide to throw on a stronger graphics card later on.

    The rig can also overclock if you change your mind on that, but I would suggest upgrading the cooling before you try anything beyond +0.5Ghz
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