I have been trolling around this form for quite some time and I have learned a lot. I read through a lot of informative threads on building a rig for video editing. I am in the same category as the rest of the threads. I have selected majority of the components already. I just had a question for the gpu selection, does the gpu play a huge role when it comes time to render and compile the video?
I am working with AVCHD files from my Sony HDR-SR11, using Pinnacle Studio 14. I have been using Pinnacle studio 12 for the past year.
Win 7 32bit
Quad Core 6600
Nvidia 512mb video card(forgot the model, probably 3 yrs old now)
64gb SSD (O/S)
320gb, 500gb, 1tb storage drives
Over Clock - I would like to OC the i7 730 chip to perhaps 4.0Ghz if possible.
CF / SLI - I am not sure if this is required for video editing. I would like to play Crysis in full resolution, but not truly a gamer on the pc anymore. Still gaming on PS3 though, mostly COD MW2
I would like to perhaps try Adobe Premiere since that is what most users on this forum are using. Would I benefit more from a certain model of video card?
To be honest, I'm never sure on the GPU for video editing builds. I do know that nVidia tends to be better with non-gaming functions, but can't guarantee it. I would search around for benchmarks for the program(s) you use to verify which is better. I typically suggest getting a workstation GPU for non-gaming builds, but since it's not as common I can't really say what models would be better. You might have some better luck checking out some professional video editing technology sites for information.