I am in need of specifications for a video editing computer. It would need to be capable of quickly rendering video in both Premiere and After Effects. An efficient with HD video. Any suggestions? Would like to stay under $3000 if possible.
I agree with Proximon. you just need to decide if 15% is work the extra $685?
I would say no and put money into the rest of the system. a good OS/software SSD 80-120GB and a set of 2 or 3 of good 250-500GB enterprise raid 0 drives for a scratch drive, then a large drive for storage. 16 GBs of ram would be plenty, 8 is probably enough, but ram is fairly cheap right now. and last, but not least a good GPU. Quadro 4000 or 5000.
check out this link to some of the workstations the community has put to gether. Mine is the "Video Whisperer" it's built on a $4000 budget, and the 990x/x58 platform. I could easily be modded to the i7-2600k/Z68 or P67 platform and brought into a $3000 budget. there is also a $400 MIR on the PNY Quadro 5000 GPU right now.