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$1,250 setup suggestions

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June 10, 2014 7:29:37 PM

Hey :) 

So I was very very close to buying a base MBP then I did some research and I've decided to build my own (pcpartpicker has been helpful)..any setups to recommend for $1,250 powerful enough for video editing?

Any suggestions are appreciated !

Cheers,

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June 10, 2014 7:31:22 PM

My $1200 Uber uATX Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.18 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Aerocool DS-Cube MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.76 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.68 @ Amazon)
Total: $1117.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 22:29 EDT-0400)
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June 10, 2014 7:35:18 PM

For video editing you need a good cpu, lots of fast ram and gpu's for hardware acceleration.

You won't get much for $1250.

See if you can stretch to using and i7 eg 4770. Go for at least 1866 ram. Stretch to a 780 - more cuda cores.
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June 10, 2014 8:08:59 PM

Hey thanks both of you ! I appreciate the setup damric! I was hoping for a i7 CPU as well....@i7baby when you say "you won't get much for $1,250" what does that mean? I won't get much compared to a base MBP or I won't get much to video edit?
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June 10, 2014 8:17:24 PM

What's a 'MBP'?

I mean you won't get an i7 plus 16gb high pseed ram plus good graphics card for $1250.

Look at - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gami... - $1800 but still needs better ram.

Me? I got X79 build - i7 3930k (6 core), 16GB 2133 ram and 2 x gtx 670s. Mines a mid-Tier video editor. $2500
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June 10, 2014 8:27:14 PM

Sorry, MBP is MacBook Pro...I don't have a budget of 1,800 or $2,500 I need $ to still get monitor.

So any setup I get for $1,250 I won't be able to edit videos ? Sorry to be annoying but what makes you're setup mid tier? What problems do you face when editing?
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June 10, 2014 8:32:13 PM

Here I bumped the CPU and PSU up a notch :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.18 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Aerocool DS-Cube MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.76 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1224.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 23:30 EDT-0400)

I really think with your budget that's a winner.
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June 10, 2014 8:43:36 PM

sivagray said:
Sorry, MBP is MacBook Pro...I don't have a budget of 1,800 or $2,500 I need $ to still get monitor.

So any setup I get for $1,250 I won't be able to edit videos ? Sorry to be annoying but what makes you're setup mid tier? What problems do you face when editing?


The problem is the time it takes to render a video, produce it and burn it to disk.

Mine's 'mid-tier' because there's build worse and better than mine.

3930k i better than 4770k but not as good as 4960k

16gb 2133 is better than 16gb 1600 but not as good as 32gb 2400

2 x gtx 670 is better than 2 x gtx760 but not as good a 2 x gtx 780
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