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$3000 Video Editing Build Help

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May 22, 2011 6:28:25 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime after 3 weeks from now


Budget Range: 0 - $3000 Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing (Adobe CS5.5-- Premier, After Effects, Photoshop)
(AVCHD formats, Lots of heavy effects with after effects)
Not really into gaming!!


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: N/A


Overclocking: Maybe (70% No)


SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


Additional Comments:

First thank you tahnk you so so much for taking your time to help me!! Any help plz plz? This is be my first time, I but know alot about it so feel free to talk down to me but not to harsh lol

I have been looking and looking, reading and reading and there is just so much info and everyone says something different. I been using a laptop that i got from bestbuy (HP, vista, 4GB ram,.......... very basic) premiere and after effects runs on my laptop, well after effects runs ok but premiere opens but forget about using it lol and in after effects just previewing any heavy effects takes forever FOREVER lol (even in 1/4 quality), just to render out a 15sec avi took 1hr 30mins! Ok so I have been saving up forever to build my own desktop. I'm trying not to go over ~$2500, took do $3000 but I would really like to use the other ~$500 for a screen!! Just not trying to go over $3000 for it all! I need this system to last a few years and\or able to upgrade down the way! It would take years to save this kind of money again im not rich at all so i need to get this right lol....


Should I go with a Intel X58 or P67?

I saw on videoguys blog that they Do Not Recommended Sandy Bridge, Should I follow that?

Intel i7-970

GTX 580 or Quadro 4000? If I go with GTX 580, would getting the 3GB one work better than the 1.5GB one, keeping in mind this is for video editing not gaming!!

I was really thinking 24GB RAM but if thats over doing it right now and I could spend the money somewhere else better right now then I'm up for that, as long as I could easily upgrade to 24GB ram later down the line without having to get a whole new system again.....

The Following is what I came up with. What should I change if anything?
My newegg list is here:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

An overview:
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

ZOTAC ZT-50101-10P GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
(The 1.5GB one or 3GB one)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
(OS and Software)

3X SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
(All Project/Media file stuff)

CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit 1-Pack - OEM
May 22, 2011 7:46:45 AM

hm... why you have two mechanical hard drives in your list?
one is of 1tb and the other is just 320gb...
id drop that second hard drive...
and you still got spare money to use on a ssd
hotest ssd now is probably the ocz vertex 3
and for reliability intel 510
this will help your video editing programs to open a lot quicker
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May 22, 2011 10:21:24 AM

Unless you can afford the i7-970 , then go with the i7 2600k

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...

More cores do seem to help .

Try 12 gig of RAM and see if its all being used


Include a SSD to boot from and install programs on .
Then add sufficient hard drives for data storage , and back up


DO NOT USE A GAMING GFX CARD IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO GAME
The quadro is the way to go
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May 22, 2011 12:44:22 PM

hm... unless you are a heavy autocad or 3ds max user i think you should stick to a gaming card as they dont really make a difference on video editing... except that they are cheaper... i think a gtx 570 will be enough... and its about 150 dollars cheaper! :D 

and i think you should go with the i7-970 since you have a very high budget...
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