Boras FX , HD Video Editing WorkStation

I am trying to create a build for a video editing workstation the following software will be installed.

Sony Vegas 10
Adobe Photoshop
Boris FX - - Green Screen
and various other video editing tools software

The issue is my current Xeon based system takes around 12 hours to encode 30 minutes of HD video (green screen utilized) with Boris FX plug-in for Sony Vegas.

The primary goal of this system is to reduce the required time, so I don't have to have the system running over night.

This is the current Build list but is subject to change at any moment.

Processor - I7 970

Motherboard - ASUS P6X58-E

Graphics Card - PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000


SYSTEM DRIVE - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX

CASE - Antec Nine Hundred Two V3

PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX


OS - Windows 7 OEM 64 Bit - Professional

I don't take full credit for the list here as it is based off Video Guys Blog
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  1. No thoughts?
  2. Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - OEM

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

    XFX P1-750B-NLG9 Black Edition 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    Dump the velociraptor HDD for 2x:
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    -1 for OSS, 1 for data. Better advised is to have a 3rd hdd for your scrap disk. Take a look at if you're thinking of doing a raid array for professional video editing.

    Graphics and case are fine. You could also get a GTX 560 Ti if you wanted to save some money rather than getting the Quadro 4000.
  3. I have a 44 TB Raid Server on the network for storage of video.

    Now on the Sandy Bridge - Everything I have read on the sandy bridge is that there current implementations are actually not good for video editing due to an issue with the integrated graphics.

    Due you have some better info ?
  4. No I haven't heard about that. The guys over on the adobe Premiere Pro forums' benchmarking suite are all showing the i7 2600K in the top-rated tiers. I did read that using integrated graphics and quick sync was rendering lesser quality results than dedicated GPU, but you're going with the top of the line Quadro so you should be alright.

    Do you have a link to an article discussing the flaw in current implementation with integrated graphics?
  5. Hi QuickQuip,

    I read through the post, and if you go right through to their DIY build 9 you will see that they are happy with the Sandy Bridge E series.

    If you can wait for the IVY Bridge to come out, but be aware that the XEON chips wont have Ivy Bridge support.
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