This should be fairly good for what your after.PCPartPicker part list
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/ BenchmarksCPU: 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