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Video Editing NEW BUILD help!

Last response: in Systems
October 11, 2010 5:14:26 PM

Any recommendations for better performance without adding costs, or better costs without loosing performance will be greatly appreciated.

I am most concerned with if and what video card I will need. It will only be used for video playback, NO GAMING.

Approximate Purchase Date: ~1 week
Budget Range: $1000 max, hopefully less
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, mostly with Adobe Premiere
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: unless there are significant savings
Country of Origin: US
Overclocking: Probably not
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Here is what I put together:

CPU - $265.99 (to me the next best processor is the i7-860 for ~$15 more, but a goob MB to go with it would add another $50-$100, plus none of the 1156 socket MB’s have integrated graphics, so another ~$75-$200, and for video encoding Toms says it is only ~2-3 percent faster????)
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Memory - $149.99 (I want 8GB)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

MB - $119.99
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

HD - $109.99 (I need a lot of hard drive space)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS - $99.99 (are there better deals? )+159
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders – OEM

DVD burner - $23.99
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Case + PSU - $159.99 (open to any suggestions)
Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply

Video Card - ???
Do I really need one, or will the integrated graphics work out? I want to try without, then add on in 3-6 months if I need to. Unless someone knows that I will wish I had this immediately for my purposes (video editing).

Considering I plan to do exactly zero gaming, I am having a hard time finding recommendations. They all lean towards gaming, which requires a large amount of the budget to go to graphics cards. The integrated will play video perfectly, right?

Total: $929.93 (before shipping)

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October 16, 2010 6:59:04 AM

batuchka said:
The exact same principle for another client but scaled down in more ways than one :p 

Optional Items

CM GeminiIIS cooler $38 Free Ship

60GB Sandforce based SSD $120AR Free Ship

Once project size grow and one wishes to leverage on Mercury Playback Engine perhaps slot in something like a 1GB GTS 450?

+1 ^
Basically just do whatever he says and you'll be fine. :)