I'm building a new machine for a friend is into video editing and creating DVD's. How do you think this would perform? This is my first build for something along these lines so any input would be greatly appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date: (Within a week or 2 from this post
Budget Range referably under $1500 US
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, DVD creation, http (surfing ect)
Parts Not Required: Monitor will be a 32" LCD television
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tiger direct
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: None really, looking for performance
Overclocking ossibly, if needed
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 not sure if its DVI or HDMI
Additional Comments: looking for well above average performance
Here is what I have in my cart. How well do you think this would perform?
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD
The current Sandybridge CPUs will offer better performance than the current LGA 1366 CPUs,... So those would be better,...
The i7 2600K actually performs at par with the 6-Core CPUs from Intel,...
Here is a config based on that,...
Agree with gkay09. Sandy Bridge is the best option right now.
As for the GPU, it depends. If you are using Adobe Premiere, you might prefer a GTX 570, as it lets you use GPU acceleration (huge performance gain). GTX 560 is not supported by Adobe, but there is a hack that might let your friend use it for GPU acceleration as well. If so, there is no big difference.
Sony Vegas is having some problems using the CUDA processors and performance varies a lot from one GPU to another - surfing the web might give you a better answer if Vegas is the editor your friend uses.