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New Build for Video Editing

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August 23, 2010 4:16:40 PM

My dad wants a new computer as his current is really old his new interest in video editing is taking days on his current 5 year old pc.

I've put together a few parts and I was just wondering if you guys think this would work and be a good build.

He plans to use it mainly for editing videos and watching 1080p videos.

Power Supply - Corsair 400W CX PSU - 12cm Fan 80Plus Certified Efficiency 6x SATA 1x PCI-E -

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor -

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H 760G Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard -

Hard Drive - Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM -

DVD Drive - LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black -

RAM - Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V -

Case - Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - No PSU -

Would this do the job do you think?

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August 23, 2010 9:15:56 PM

What video editing software is he going to use? And if you're not limited by a set budget, you could probably go higher.

The Phenom II X4 965 BE scored well on the Adobe Premiere Pro benchmarks.

Ram... you might want to go 8gb or more. I remember reading the documentation for Adobe Premiere saying it recommends 16gb of RAM >_<

And if you could get a 10,000 rpm hard drive, sata 6gb/s, that would be great.

Not sure if this works for the best, I too am looking to build a new pc that will be used for gaming and video editing. Hope someone else can shed some light on this.
August 24, 2010 3:29:24 PM

I'm not totally sure what he uses to be honest. He says he doesn't want to spend more than about 400-450 pounds. I'll check out the Phenom II x4 965 as well as the extra ram...although I dont think i'll have much left in his budget lol
August 25, 2010 3:01:30 AM

Dont want to bump for no reason but has anyone got any advice?