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Need advice on this potential build for Video Editing ($2000 budget)

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July 6, 2013 7:04:01 AM

I've been reading and soliciting advice on various forums regarding a new PC build for Video Editing (DSLR, AVCHD footage primarily) and Photo Editing. I use Adobe Master Suite CS6 (Premiere, After Effects, etc) and Lightroom.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dNyM

I don't do any gaming.

My budget is about $2000... I'm definitely looking for the best bang-for-the-buck.

Can I get some input/advice on this potential build from members familiar with Video Editing demands on a system?

Thanks in advance....
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July 6, 2013 7:19:18 AM

I build editing rigs for a living and here is what I recommend : 4770K, 32GB ram (10-16GB RAMdisk), at least three storage drives (SSDs are better than spinners unless you have a RAID set up), Nvidia gpu for CUDA (Geforce 660gtx), Seasonic 500w-600w psu. At least two monitors. That is pretty close to what I have set up and its perfect for that budget.
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July 6, 2013 7:33:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.27 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.27 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($148.54 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1991.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 10:33 EDT-0400)
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July 8, 2013 3:22:41 PM

What are the advantages of the suggested builds over the on I posted... any?
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July 8, 2013 3:34:36 PM

Higher quality PSU, RAM, and MOBO. Better GPU, 2 bigger HDD 2TB WD Caviar Black. Really nice looking case.
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