Solved Video editing computer Tags: New Build Computer Video Editing Systems Product Last response: November 17, 2010 8:34 PM in Systems Share raif89 November 15, 2010 5:33:20 PM hey all i need to build a video editing computer and need some of your guys help since i never have built one before now all this computer will be doing is strict video editing using adobe premiere, afteraffects, illustrator and photoshop. Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: 1200$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing using above programs, converting audio/ video. it would be a nice added if the system could play games and surf the web but it isnt necessary Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg Parts Preferences: by brand or type: uhh not sure, but would like it to be intel Overclocking:maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 my idea was this: intel core i7 930/950 gigabyte x58 ud3r gtx 460 3 gigs of ram samsung f3 1tb corsair 600watt psu coolermaster haf912 this be any good? More about : video editing computer Atotalnoob November 15, 2010 6:21:57 PM For video edit/rendering I'd go AMD hexacore... gives you some more cores... also don't get the 930, it is like 20$ difference between 950, and 930, owrth it, IMHO... raif89 November 15, 2010 6:30:22 PM i will b going for the 950, but what i was truly curious about was if i should go for a xeon processor/quadro gpu and get more ram? the work ill be doing is semi profssional Related resources Computer for video editing and CAD - Forum Piledriver of 1100T for video editing computer - Forum Video editing computer - Forum Budget computer build (for mostly video editing ) - Forum Is This a good computer to buy for video editing - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Atotalnoob November 15, 2010 6:34:14 PM No, if you WANT more cores, then AMD hexacore, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 230$ Best solution Snipergod87 November 15, 2010 6:34:32 PM Share The Xeon/Quadro combo would probably end up being better than the 950 build, depending on the Xeon and Quadro you are talking about. raif89 November 15, 2010 7:22:52 PM i cant remember which processor it was, but i believe the video card was a quadro 580 which i understand to be an older card from the quadro line lets say i was sticking to this build, would 3gb of ram cut it? or should i get more? Atotalnoob November 15, 2010 7:23:28 PM not for Rendering... 6 at least raif89 November 17, 2010 4:47:18 PM ok so this is an option for a xeon based computer Intel Xeon W3550 Processor (3.06GHz 1066MHz 8MB L2) - 130W 6GB ECC DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (2GBx3 uDIMMS) NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (2GB Dual link DVI+DP+DP Stereo 3D) 128GB SATA 1.8" MLC Solid State Drive X 1 1TB SATA 3.5" Hard Drive - 7200 rpm X 2 Lenovo 16x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer (Windows 7) and the i7 950 computer would be Intel Core i7-950 Processor VG679AA HP 64-GB Solid State Drive 1TB SATA 3.5" Hard Drive - 7200 rpm 12GB (3x4GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 Gainward GTX 470 PCI-e 1280 320bit D/DVI HDMI GDDR5 LG 62N/LITE-ON DH-20A3S DVD-RW which would be the better buy? Atotalnoob November 17, 2010 4:52:36 PM errrr probably the Xeon, the i7 does have more ram though... so it wouldn't have to page as much... raif89 November 17, 2010 5:06:34 PM putting in mind im doing rather basic tasks with said programs and nothing too fancy... Atotalnoob November 17, 2010 7:12:23 PM ah then i7 raif89 November 17, 2010 8:34:06 PM Best answer selected by raif89. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building High End Video Editing Computer Forum $1600 USD Incredible Gaming/ Video Editing Computer . HELP NEEDED Forum Choosing The best Computer for Video editing . Forum Help: Building High Perfomance Photo/ Video Editing Computer Forum Video editing computer Forum Best computer for video editing Forum Need advice for CPU in Photo/ Video editing computer . Forum Modest video editing computer build 2012 Forum Advice on building a video editing computer Forum $1500 Photo/ Video Editing Computer Forum Video Editing /Simulation/CAD Computer 3-3.5k Forum How to build a computer system for video editing Forum $700-900 Video editing computer Forum HD Video Editing System For School Computer Lab Forum Advice for (yet another) video editing computer 1500ish Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !