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July 17, 2013 2:43:27 PM

Hello All,

I need your help. I am totally new at building. I have spent many hours putting together this list of components after posting and re-posting for help on the forums. I am staying under $2,000. I will exclusively be using this computer for video editing with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. I am trying to start a small business doing wedding videography, etc. I have been told that RAID is not a good idea on my first build so I plan to set up my storage like Dave Dougdale here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haP2aT_kpJo

My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hJmw

Please give me your feedback. I am hoping that I am close to being able to order the parts and move forward!

Thank you so much!

Sincerely,
Gabe
July 17, 2013 2:55:18 PM

It all looks good, and also for the case, I have that one, and it is the most beautiful case ever <3 lol
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July 17, 2013 3:01:20 PM

while I wont go and post a cart for you I can make a few suggestions as to where you should go with this particular build.

video editing software relies heavily on CPU power and GPU power for open cl applications. You want those two parts to be the most bang for the buck on the system.

while you can get a decently performing quad core, 8 thread CPU for about $350, it is definitely worth it to consider Intel's 6 core 12 thread CPUs for the 2011 socket boards. The extra 2 cores, 4 threads is industry level hardware for video editing rigs and significantly lowers rendering times. This of course makes your starting price for the processor much higher, as I think they start at $550 for 6 core chips. You might be able to get it cheaper at microcenter.

as far as a GPU goes, like the cpu, more cores is better. I would recommend, if in budget, the 4gb GTX 770... as it operates at a 7010mhz memory bandwidth with a 256bit interface. A single GTX 770 would perform wonderfully, but dual (maybe get a 2nd at another time)is supreme.

For storage, nothing writes/reads faster than a Solid State drive... you can get a good 480gb Seagate SSD for about $400. if you wanted you could choose a smaller SSD for your operating system and programs, and use a 1tb or bigger drive for storage.

Memory amount plays a significant role in video editing performance as well. speed is important too. I wouldn't recommend anything less than 16gb for a video editing rig, but would highly recommend going for 32gb of at least 1600mhz speed. Ideally, you should go for 2400mhz speed but it adds $$$ to the cost of the rig.

Power supply should be a reliable brand with minium power output for the video card(s) you choose.

I'll work on a cart when I get home from work (IT administration) and see if I can find a way to include all these things for the price you are looking for. I put the mobo, chip, video card, and ssd into a cart on newegg and it was already $1999.97 before tax, excluding power supply, case. I think I can do better, but if you're looking to go pro level hardware, that's really what you want to get.
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July 17, 2013 3:09:28 PM

ok now that I actually looked at your cart, a few suggestions:

Drop the water cooler. you can get overclocked to 4.3 ghz on stock heatsink of 4770k, and going higher wont increase performance noticeably.

drop the 4770k and mobo. get the 3939K 6 core 12 thread. also get an LGA 2011 socket mobo around the same price as the one you got in the cart. you will see HUGE performance gains with the extra 2 cores, 4 threads.

get a GTX 760 instead of the 660ti. its actually cheaper and has a higher bitrate. slightly less cores, but higher mem bandwidth.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM is $249 on newegg. much better than 2 16gb kits you chose. always best to get 1 matched set of the size you need instead of 2 kits.

other than that it looks good. if you decide to go with the 3930k instead of the 4770k, you WILL need to buy a heatsink or cooler for it. you wont regret going 6 core for video editing, I assure you. if its in budget, go for it, otherwise your build, with my other suggestions, looks good.

I don't understand the 120gb ssd, the 256gb ssd, or the 1 and 2 tb drives. 1 decent sized SSD (Samsung 840 pro 256gb) would handle your os and editing software just fine for a main drive. you could cut costs getting a 3tb drive instead of 2 diff drives for storage. dunno why the sandisk is in the cart.
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July 18, 2013 12:57:51 PM

kewlguy239 said:
ok now that I actually looked at your cart, a few suggestions:

Drop the water cooler. you can get overclocked to 4.3 ghz on stock heatsink of 4770k, and going higher wont increase performance noticeably.

drop the 4770k and mobo. get the 3939K 6 core 12 thread. also get an LGA 2011 socket mobo around the same price as the one you got in the cart. you will see HUGE performance gains with the extra 2 cores, 4 threads.

get a GTX 760 instead of the 660ti. its actually cheaper and has a higher bitrate. slightly less cores, but higher mem bandwidth.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXM is $249 on newegg. much better than 2 16gb kits you chose. always best to get 1 matched set of the size you need instead of 2 kits.

other than that it looks good. if you decide to go with the 3930k instead of the 4770k, you WILL need to buy a heatsink or cooler for it. you wont regret going 6 core for video editing, I assure you. if its in budget, go for it, otherwise your build, with my other suggestions, looks good.

I don't understand the 120gb ssd, the 256gb ssd, or the 1 and 2 tb drives. 1 decent sized SSD (Samsung 840 pro 256gb) would handle your os and editing software just fine for a main drive. you could cut costs getting a 3tb drive instead of 2 diff drives for storage. dunno why the sandisk is in the cart.


Shoot, I just ordered the 4770k before I had read your message. I don't think newegg.com will allow me to return in. What should I do? Stick with that?

The reason I have this hard drive configuration is that I am following Dave Dougdale's hard drive configuration seen here at 3:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haP2aT_kpJo . He uses an SSD for his OS and program and another one for his scratch drive. He uses one bigger HDD for his media files (all the videos) and another smaller one for his export drive. I am totally new to this computer build thing so it was nice to just try to copy some's build that uses there computer just for DSLR video editing like I will be. So that is why I am doing that. Let me know your feed back. My plan was just to back up the media HDD with an external hard drive since several people told me not to do RAID on my first build. Thank you again for your help. I truly appreciate it!!!
-Gabe
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