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March 7, 2009 11:32:21 AM

OK, I see a lot of the people comparing the processors for Gaming. How about fro Video Rendering?
I produce Videos and I need a new system to render DVD Video quickly.

Has anyone compared the processors for Video Rendering?

Do you have a suggestion on a total system for doing this? And should I concider a multi processor system for Rendering Video?
March 7, 2009 12:07:00 PM

pwelch1021 said:
OK, I see a lot of the people comparing the processors for Gaming. How about fro Video Rendering?
I produce Videos and I need a new system to render DVD Video quickly.

Has anyone compared the processors for Video Rendering?

Do you have a suggestion on a total system for doing this? And should I concider a multi processor system for Rendering Video?


I'm not sure what programs you will be using, but this is a basic machine as far as video rendering goes. If your using programs such as CS4 then Nvidea has cards for that....but they can get expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ400FTY 400W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $164.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $22.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 ($59.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

Total: 744.86 (not including shipping and rebates)


March 7, 2009 12:32:11 PM

Depends on your budget. If your budget is around $1200 to $1500, consider an i7.
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March 7, 2009 5:02:39 PM

I am concidering the i7. I was thinking about at least 3.0 ghz with somewhere around 8gb ram or more with a 500gb HD or better. CS3 or CS4 is a possibility.

I have always been a fan of AMD but I am wondering if they make a chip that will do what I want.

I have a AMD Athalon 64 running at 2.8 ghz right now and it has 4gb mem and it is way too slow for what I want. I need to cut my rendering time in half at the least.

I am also looking at a Blue-Ray recordable drive. I work with standard and Hi-Def Video.

I would not say money is no object, but, if I spend $1,500 or more on a system I want it to do what I need.

What about a Multi Processor system?

The deal is I can't take 6 hours to render 1 hour of video.
March 7, 2009 7:09:57 PM

Then you want an i7, it is the king right now for video editing. With 8 virtual processors it is by far the best processor for your uses. Here is what I would do:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Make a couple changes since you aren't really a hardcore gamer; change the GPU to a GTX 260 to save $120 (The GT200 processor is specifically designed to assist in video rendering and so you should go with a card with this GPU in it) and then change the PSU to a Corsair 550vx.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should give you a very good system for video editing, as well as decent gaming if you wanted. If you need more space for your videos, then add a couple 1tb WD Caviar black drives instead of that 640 gb drive.
March 8, 2009 4:54:20 AM

Here is a decent build for what your looking for. As far as a video card, Nvidea makes a card that is targeted just for CS3 / CS4 / etc... it's called "Quadro" and the link to these cards are towards the bottom of this post. What card you choose depends on your needs and of course your budget. I will also post a few links on here in regards to these video cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 ($69.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99 ($194.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $288.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $22.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $866.89 (not including shipping and rebates)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---Available Quadro cards @ newegg.com...read the reviews on those cards.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/builtforadobepros.html <--- NVIDEA Quadro

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_quadro_cx_us.html
March 8, 2009 4:56:47 PM

> I am concidering the i7. I was thinking about at least 3.0 ghz with somewhere around 8gb ram


To harness the Core i7's integrated memory controller,
you'll want to install 3 x DIMMs to exploit the power of
its triple-channel architecture: so your choices are
3 x 1GB, 3 x 2GB, 6 x 1GB or 6 x 2GB e.g.:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


4GB DDR3 DIMMs are available, but they're still expensive
e.g. see video of a 24GB Core i7 machine using Kingston DDR3:

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=17187

"Using GIGABYTE's GA-EX58 UD5 motherboard, Intel's Core i7 920 processor, NVIDIA graphics and half-a-dozen 4GB ValueRAM DDR3 engineering samples, it's showing off the 24GB DDR3 desktop. If you're inclined to simultaneously run numerous virtual machines, take a look ...."


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