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Video editing computer

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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


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?

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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...
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
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November 15, 2010 6:34:32 PM

The Xeon/Quadro combo would probably end up being better than the 950 build, depending on the Xeon and Quadro you are talking about.
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?
November 15, 2010 7:23:28 PM

not for Rendering... 6 at least
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
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

which would be the better buy?
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...
November 17, 2010 5:06:34 PM

putting in mind im doing rather basic tasks with said programs and nothing too fancy...
November 17, 2010 7:12:23 PM

ah then i7
November 17, 2010 8:34:06 PM

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