Hey there, i'm in the market for a new desktop as my laptop is not equipped for use in editing 1080p video in Premiere Pro and After Effects as well as playing titles such as BF4 on high to ultra settings if possible. My budget is $1100AUD and i cant really stretch much further on that as it doesn't include an OS or shipping. My monitor is 27" 1920 x 1080p. My first thoughts have been to use an intel i5-4670K and overclock it.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($209.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Not to sure where i should be putting my money, i.e should i have 16gb ram instead of just 8 and save money somewhere else? Also im not to sure if the PSU is overkill and a cheaper one would suffice. Is the GPU good enough?
If i overclock it to say 4GHz would the cpu cooler be enough, or would it be worth it if i OC'ed further and cooled it better?
Im also not in anyway opposed to an AMD build either if its going to work for me better.
Sorry for all the questions but any advice is appreciated as its my first build.
This may sound silly, but an AMD FX-8350 is going to out perform that i5 due to having twice as many cores. Even though an Intel core is faster than an AMD core, two AMD cores can beat a single Intel core if the load is threaded. Video editing is usually heavily threaded and the extra cores help.
Just an observation. My 6 core AMD Phenom keeps up with my co-workers i7 2600K and he spent 3 times what I did on my system.
Thank you AMD for you response, i wouldnt have ever thought about system balancing. In regards to the pro motherboard, would I have to change the ram from 2133 to 1600 because thats all the board supports? or would the board just throttle the ram speed down by itself?