How much ram for editing video

Building a new computer, parts are on the way! I am totally new to this endeavor, your expertise needed, many thanks--

I am now thinking I may not have enough ram for editing/rendering in Premiere and using Photoshop

What do you think? Currently have 8GB ordered:


motherboard ASRock Z68 PRO3-M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Motherboards+-+Intel-_-ASRock-_-13157252

cpu Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

psu antec vp 450 http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Cost-Efficient-Tower-Case-VSK-2450/dp/B003MQLRL0/ref=sr_1_31?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313312597&sr=1-31&tag=vglnk-c1001-20

cabinet Antec Mid Tower Case VSK-2450 http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Cost-Efficient-Tower-Case-VSK-2450/dp/B003MQLRL0/ref=sr_1_31?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313312597&sr=1-31&tag=vglnk-c1001-20

hard drive WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CSIFG2/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

ram Patriot Signature 8GB (12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-570&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

monitor 23" SAMSUNG 2333T http://www.quill.com/samsung-widescreen-monitors/cbs/244268.html?cm_mmc=CSE_GGL_244268

dvd drive LITE-ON 22X DVD±R DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106281

OS Windows 7 home 64bit http://trinitysoftwaredistribution.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=TSD&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GFC-00599-dell

cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_1?tag=vglnk-c1001-20

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  1. Video + LGA 1155:
    CPU i7-2600K ; Adobe products justify Hyper-Threading CPUs.
    RAM 4x4GB DDR3 1600 MHz ; the more the better {faster}
    GPU GTX 570
    //see Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 GPU http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

    This is what I would use, and IMO a second ODD like a BluRay writer. The (2) HDDS in RAID 1. Also, Adobe is accelerated with a fast SSD Scratch drive; an alternative is the MAX IOPS OCZ Vertex 3 SSD.

    CPU 315 Intel Core i7-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    MOBO 200 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
    GPU 310 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    RAM 140 (2) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445
    SSD 200 OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
    HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    PSU 100 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
    CASE 88 CM RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
    OS 140 Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
    ODD 22 ASUS 24X DVDR - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    HSF 58 Thermaltake Frio http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
    1693

    Option:
    HSF 126 CORSAIR H100 Liquid CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017
  2. Quote:


    This is what I would use, and IMO a second ODD like a BluRay writer. The (2) HDDS in RAID 1. Also, Adobe is accelerated with a fast SSD Scratch drive; an alternative is the MAX IOPS OCZ Vertex 3 SSD.



    Thanks, but I ALREADY ordered the whole thing! Just need to know about the ram (well, and whether I need a discreet gpu too)

    What do you think about those two things jaq?
  3. Adobe Premiere will be slow without a discrete GPU, the iGPU is good for MPEG 2/4 encoding output only; yes you'll want to use Quick Sync. It ALL depends on the CODEC(s) used.

    Here's a good thread -> http://forums.adobe.com/message/3804004

    GPU = Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 GPU http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html ; and your budget.

    RAM at least a 2x4GB Kit of F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM ; Patriot is horrible RAM.
  4. what ram would you recommend specifically at a reasonable price?
  5. Here't the problem, 2x4GB + 2x4GB DDR3 1600 MHz don't always work well together so the ones I posted F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM will work at Rated DDR3 1600 in 2x4GB and 4x4GB otherwise get a 4x4GB Set and be done with it now.

    4x4GB Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9(B) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143
  6. OK, thanks, I ordered the 16G corsair (low profile) will return the Patriots.

    Also, since I have a) never overclocked a cpu; and b) never configured an integrated gpu, can I overclock the hd3000 and enable quick sync but the mobo will know to default to the discrete gpu depending on codec or task? (is this a stoopid question?!)
  7. ANS: A = Easy CPU Multiplier and raise the vCore to keep stable. Use Prime95 to stress and HWMonitor for temps.

    ANS: B = Yes, you can raise the GPU Clock; see -> http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/13 ; Gaming on an iGPU is not fun nor recommended the Intel HD Graphics are fine for 2D.
  8. not gaming at all, just rendering/editing & photoshopping & syncing mp3 player & file sharing
  9. Answer is still the same.

    Photoshop is CPU + RAM + SSD/HDD
    MP3 is CPU
    Video Quick Sync {MPEG-2/4} is Intel HD Graphics + RAM + SSD/HDD
    Video non Virtu {Encoding} is CPU + GPU + RAM + SSD/HDD ; depending on the encoding codec used
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