Yes, this is yet another new build video editing advice grovel.
I shoot and edit video for NASA TV @ KSC as my day job, but, use Final Cut at work. I use Premiere at home on a home built system that was built in 2005. It never seemed to work right; on and off again issues from the start but usable, for the most part..
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Month of July purchase. I can purchase now, but, I want to have it by end of month. Budget of around $1000-1200
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD (HDV etc.), Photo editing, light music editing. This will be done using CS5 suite
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitors, have an M-Audio sound card that I hope to use. I also have a WD 250 SATA and a WD 500 SATA both 7200rpm
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or similar trusted online retailer.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: I am in U.S.
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference other than Intel i7
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe; don't even know how to do that
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 . These will be updated.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I have limited PC build experience, but, use Final Cut at work professionally and Adobe professionally etc. at home. I am very experienced at using them, just not building the system
Have no parts selected others than an idea that I would like an i7 930. My main concern is selecting a
processor, mobo and memory that that will work together and work well. My last home build was with the help of a friend and it turned out much less than optimal.
The video that I will be editing will not be super heavy on the graphics side other than maybe Red Giant type effects rendering/coloring etc., mostly HDV 1080i (59.94 and 23.97) 1080p and 720p with some occasional standard def. Photo editing will not be too layer heavy. Mostly touching up and HDR work.
Will be running Windows 7 64bit.
Hoping this will be a viable system for at the very least least 2 years. I probably will not update to CS6
immediately upon release or even soon after.
I feel silly having to ask all of this. I shoot and edit video all day at work but am not up to date with all of the building specs and know-how etc.
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Good call on the 9800s. I'm not really up on my older nVidia graphics cards.
And nice combo find for the mobo/CPU.
I'm not really sure that it's worth paying $40 ($20 if the MIR pans out) more for slightly improved timings for RAM.
This G.Skill PI series kit is 1600 MHz, same timings as the Corsair kit, runs at a lower voltage, and is $170 without dealing with rebates. If you want to stay at $150 for RAM, this G.Skill kit is 1333 MHz, but has (very slightly) better timings than the Corsair kit. The difference between CAS 7 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz is pretty minimal. It's certainly not worth $40.