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May 4, 2013 3:19:51 PM

I'm am building a video editing system and have a list of components that I have chosen listed below. I have spent a few months on and off researching this while I saved the money. This will be my first time building a computer but I feel confident that I can handle it. Just wanted to ask if any of you from experience see any conflicts with my desired setup. I will be running Adobe Premiere and After effects mainly, CS6 Versions. Planning to have the 2 3tb hard drives in a raid 0 config as file storage, then one ssd for operating system and programs and the other ssd for the render to drive. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 GTX680-DC2-4GD5 Video Card
Item #:N82E16814121705

Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 Six-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819116492

G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231590

2- Intel 335 Series Jay Crest SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820167128

StarTech PEXSAT34 PCI-Express 2.0 x4 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-Port SATA and 1-Port eSATA Controller Card
Item #:N82E16816129087

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM
Item #:N82E16835100007
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2- ASUS VS278Q-P Black 27" 1ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
Item #:N82E16824236302

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
Item #:N82E16811139010

LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04
Item #:N82E16827106369

2- Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822148844

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116992

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
Item #:N82E16835181032

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139014

ASUS Sabertooth X79 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813131801

AFT XM-37U USB 3.0 3.5" Kiosk Card Reader
Item #:N82E16820176024






May 4, 2013 5:07:25 PM

Couple of comments - you may want to go for an IPS screen for better colour reproduction.

That power supply is kind of overkill even with an extra 680 or two.

Intel 335 SSDs are relatively slow compared to others - Think they are also smaller flash cells, so less longevity. The read/write numbers are inflated because they only apply for compressible data - already-compressed video (anything other than a plain bitstream) is significantly slower. Have a look at one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm of the opinion that Sabertooth boards are somewhat overpriced for their advantages over a cheaper board. You save $80 or so by going for one of these, and it's cheaper elsewhere: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd be cautious about using SATA controller cards - the onboard 6Gb/s ports are faster, and HDDs basically cannot max out a 3Gb/s port.

Sure you want a 680? They generally aren't as good at compute/rendering tasks as GCN. Unless you need CUDA, I'd go for a 7970.
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May 4, 2013 6:07:45 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Couple of comments - you may want to go for an IPS screen for better colour reproduction.

That power supply is kind of overkill even with an extra 680 or two.

Intel 335 SSDs are relatively slow compared to others - Think they are also smaller flash cells, so less longevity. The read/write numbers are inflated because they only apply for compressible data - already-compressed video (anything other than a plain bitstream) is significantly slower. Have a look at one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm of the opinion that Sabertooth boards are somewhat overpriced for their advantages over a cheaper board. You save $80 or so by going for one of these, and it's cheaper elsewhere: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd be cautious about using SATA controller cards - the onboard 6Gb/s ports are faster, and HDDs basically cannot max out a 3Gb/s port.

Sure you want a 680? They generally aren't as good at compute/rendering tasks as GCN. Unless you need CUDA, I'd go for a 7970.


Thanks for the suggestions! Like I said I am new to all this and I have read a lot but it's hard to get true answers from all that is out there. In your opinion what would be a sufficient power supply? I only plan on running 1 graphics card and a few hard drives. And thanks for the input on the motherboard, I don't want to be wasting money. Also I am not familiar with the 7970 reference you gave, please elaborate... Also I want a third monitor for previewing and final corrections, you mentioned ips panels, any reccomendations? I want around a 30ish inch size for this. Also are you saying I dont need a raid controller card? I have read that raid 0 is faster over 2 drives than just one single drive. Is support built into the mother board for this? Or is it not necessary?
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May 4, 2013 6:38:58 PM

Something in the range of 650W should be enough for any single-GPU card and a LGA2011 chip.

The HD7970 is AMD's current top end graphics card (except for the 7970 GHz Edition, which is, as the name suggests, the same card but clocked faster. Probably not worth the money given you can OC the 7970). GCN (Graphics Core Next) is the architecture the card is built with. It's a lot more effective than Kepler (nVidia's current architecture) for compute purposes. Unfortunately nVidia owns CUDA, which is an extension set only on their cards. Some applications use it, some use the standard OpenCL, which will work on both, and some only use the CPU.

Other thing is whether a QHD (2560x1440) screen is worth it to you.

All recent chipsets include RAID support, including X79, so it's built into the mobo.
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May 4, 2013 8:30:22 PM

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Something in the range of 650W should be enough for any single-GPU card and a LGA2011 chip.

The HD7970 is AMD's current top end graphics card (except for the 7970 GHz Edition, which is, as the name suggests, the same card but clocked faster. Probably not worth the money given you can OC the 7970). GCN (Graphics Core Next) is the architecture the card is built with. It's a lot more effective than Kepler (nVidia's current architecture) for compute purposes. Unfortunately nVidia owns CUDA, which is an extension set only on their cards. Some applications use it, some use the standard OpenCL, which will work on both, and some only use the CPU.

Other thing is whether a QHD (2560x1440) screen is worth it to you.

All recent chipsets include RAID support, including X79, so it's built into the mobo.


Thanks for the input on everything. I have already changed my choice on ssd's based on your suggestions. Also I looked into the 7970 cards from amd, but it seems that Adobe only has support for nvidia cards. Since i will only be editing video with this machine with adobe products it would seem that an nvidia card would be better, despite the lack of performance, correct me if I'm wrong please... I am now wondering which card from nvidia would be better, a 500 series or 600 series. Also since everything I edit will be in 1080 anyway, I will probably stick with 1080 monitors for now.
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