APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July, 1, 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $2,000 Before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Adobe Flash Media Encoder.
We have several video streams that we send out to the internet, ranging form 720p hi def to 64k audio. We are currently using 3 Mac Mini's, and 1 Mac Pro to Encode and we want to build a PC that will handle as much of that as we can throw at it.
The only thing this computer will be doing is encoding video, it probably wont even have a monitor, keyboard or mouse hooked up to it after the initial setup. So every part that doesn't affect its ability to encode can be as minimal as possible.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
Current Thoughts on Parts:
Processor: Core i7-930, anything else I should Look into? is there something better specifically for encoding? Im willing to overclock, so if you think its necessary feel free to recommend an after market heaksink also.
GPU: Not sure about this, will having a decent GPU help Flash Media Encoder at all? I've done a few searches but haven't found any solid evidence that it will.