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Video Editing (HD) - Need to shave a few $$ (Get it under $1000)

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December 17, 2009 2:22:42 AM

I am looking at building a machine for editing HD Video. I have begun to piece a system together based on recommendations I have read in this Forum and it has come to about $1265

I was hoping I could build the system for under $1000.

Can you take a look at what I have and help me shave a few $$ off.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next months BUDGET RANGE: Under $1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD Video Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Peripherals

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or alike

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: What is a good CPU cooling fan that is quiet? Don't need Blu-Ray Burner
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Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - $288

Motherboard: ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - $239.99

RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (x2 - 12GB total) - $298 ($149.99 each)

Graphics Card: ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $175

Power: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - $75

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $90 (Love this case)

HDD: HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $85

DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM - $26
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What am I missing?

Where can I shave some $$?

December 17, 2009 3:28:01 AM

^ If you want to lower the price, then change the mobo to any of these - Shaves off ~$70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

Graphics card - Why do you need a 5770 when you will be doing just HD video editing?
Change to any of these...
5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Even this would suffice...
GT240 - Shaves off ~$100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - OCZ 600W PSU - Can also power 2x HD 5770 in crossfire...
- $25 Mail-In-Rebates...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE -
Antec 300 Illusion - Shaves off $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope these help...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 17, 2009 2:00:40 PM

Now, I don't know a whole lot about video editing, but is 12GB of ram actually necessary? That right there would drop it $150. Then, if you find that 6GB isn't actually enough it's not very hard to go out and get another set. I think this would be the safest route, unless you already know for certain that you need 12GB of ram.
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December 21, 2009 8:19:08 AM

mavanhel said:
Now, I don't know a whole lot about video editing, but is 12GB of ram actually necessary? That right there would drop it $150. Then, if you find that 6GB isn't actually enough it's not very hard to go out and get another set. I think this would be the safest route, unless you already know for certain that you need 12GB of ram.



sory .. i have question ... that is true pc for video editing no need high end Graphics card .. only need high end proc ??
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December 21, 2009 11:00:11 AM

sleyer said:
sory .. i have question ... that is true pc for video editing no need high end Graphics card .. only need high end proc ??

That depend, if you asked few years back then yes, but now programs like Adobe premiere and others starting to support GPU for their work which can speedup work a lot as GPUs are those days much more powerfull then CPUs.
I would say in 2-3 years GPU will be most important for such kind of tasks for most if not all software.
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December 21, 2009 1:27:45 PM

xrodney said:
That depend, if you asked few years back then yes, but now programs like Adobe premiere and others starting to support GPU for their work which can speedup work a lot as GPUs are those days much more powerfull then CPUs.
I would say in 2-3 years GPU will be most important for such kind of tasks for most if not all software.



yes i use Adobe premiere ... for edit HD format .... what PROC ,RAM and GPU specification minimum requirement?


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December 22, 2009 3:54:34 AM

anyone ?????
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December 22, 2009 4:02:56 AM

^ A decent Quad with minimum 4GB RAM and a DirectX 10 and above video card(ATI (STREAM)- HD 4550 and above or Nvidia(CUDA) 9500GT and above as these can reduce the processing time with their respective GPGPU technologies and also CS4 supports these technologies...)
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