Hey everyone, im looking for a new video editing computer, im start my research few months ago, and i thing now i ready to build a really good one to edit HD video (5D Mark II footages xD)
In already choose some parts, but im still have a lot of doubts about some specific parts, and i hope u guys help me in this crusade!
First, im from Brazil, so, over here its expensive buy a good pc, (1 USD = 1.8 Reais, to u guys have some notion about, a McDonalds meal its R$ 15,00, and the low salary is R$500/month), we have a *** tax laws that put 60% tax in each computer and tech stuff. I can spend R$ 6000,00 MAX but if i can cut cost, i will cuz i want buy R$ 2000,00 in monitors and a few more money in a nice controllers, mouse, keyboard and sound monitor.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: April
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD Video Editing (Adobe SUITE CS4 primary and some 3d APP like Cinema 4D, and Autodesk app's)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Here, i want help building a system, but if u guys have some tip about nice parts, please let me know : )
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (im thing in video editing this is a little unnecessary, but u guys know better than me)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: High as possible, probably i will use 2 monitors or 1 really big)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I love OC and case mod gadgets, if u guys know some good stuff, let me know. I quiet pc will be great, but right now i want speed and power, so, its not a must. And of course i want the pc be a cold as possible.
I like your budget! I have become a avid ASUS customer, I love their boards so I'd suggest that route. As far as video cards, I've been a fan of nVidia for a few years. I know the nVidia Quatro is a awesome card, but at $1500-$3000 it will eat a chunk of your budget but the pros use it for a resson. If you're doing video editing, just remember data speed is everything. Any board and drives with the new SATA 6Gbs and USB 3.0 is a must have. Just check to make sure you don't have any bottleneck (board and/or RAM) or you'll just be wasting your money
For the CPU cooler I would either go with The XIGMATEK Dark Knight, or the Cooler Master V8. Both excellent choices in my opinion. I use the Asus VW246H for my monitor, it's a really nice one with a relatively good price too.
Minimum Monitor for your tasks would be this NEC 23" eIPS panel for $309 (or two): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Life is hard enough without having to look at the funny colors on some cheap TN monitor. Although you could get a cheap 24" TN to use for timeline/toolbars.
Might hurt the budget but a pro level IPS would be a great choice. Like the NEC 2490uxi for $889: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can also get it bundled with the SpectraViewII Calibration system. Unlike PS-side calibration, this calibrates the LUT in the monitor for superior results.
If you can't spring for the 2490, please consider a monitor color calibration package of some kind like the Pantone Eye One or Spyder2.
Man, sorry! i thing is unnecessary u reply to me about monitors here! I will do that later after finished the build the computer!
If exist a monitor thread already, i will check up later and any question i will put in there for respect of the forum rules!
U can help me chosse a mobo? And i still confuse about the Multibridge Pro, on the website they sad that u put on PCI-E, so i dont have sure about how its work, its co-work with he video card or the is a video card already!
MOBO: at least the ASUS P6X58D or the P6T7 at most. I am building/ordering a PC for our studio and having as many PCI Express slots is critical, especially for you also because you want the BM Ultrascope and HDlink, which require PCI Express slots.
VIDEO: either the GTX 285 or GTX 470 (if available) because these cards will be the minimum required for Adobe CS5's Mercury Playback Engine. Also, these cards will work better in Cinema 4D (an 8800GT can't handle what I do in C4D).
MEMORY: Corsair or G.Skill. I advise against OCZ because I have had bad luck with them.
HARD DRIVES: Seagate 7200.12 or Samsung F3. I personally prefer and use all Seagate but have thought about adding some Samsung F3's.
CPU COOLER: definitely Noctua. Not only are they the best at cooling but they are also the quietest.
OTHER VIDEO STUFF: the Decklink HD Extreme allows you to monitor using HDMI so no need to get HDLink.
I have been using that Kensington Trackball mouse for 2 years and it has helped my wrist BIG TIME!
I have the "Large" Intuos4 but the "Medium" is much better and easier to use because you don't have to move your hand as far. For Photoshop and Illustrator, the Intuos4 definitely helps but the Kensington trackball works so much faster in Premiere and After Effects (for me).