Hey, I'm trying to put a somewhat inexpensive, preferably under $750, computer together that will be fast enough to handle professional video editing on Avid. This is my first build, and just about everything is up in the air. Does anyone have any suggestions/corrections from what I've chosen?
1. If don't plan on OC why getting 2500k? No need for CPU cooler.
2. Not the best Mobo for the money if not planning on CF/SLI just get cheaper single PCIX board .. like Asus or Asrock
3.Memory better off with 8Gb ( will help with video editing)
4. HDD is good
5. GPU ? idk GTX 260 ? or Quadro FX 580
the rest seems allright
Your PSU seems to me seriously overprised for its power and excuse me if I am wrong, but this xClio doesn't sound to me as the most reliable manufacturer. You can get an Antec 550 for 65$ /although I personally would preffer Earthwatts 650 for $5 more/.
You also choose a too expensive mobo for a budget build.
Hell, how do you choose these components?
More RAM and maybe a better videocard may help you /for me CUDA does some good things/.
You'd save $103 from these changes. Drop the Heatsink you don't need it, the stock heatsink is better than the one you're going to buy. That'll end up having a total savings of at least $121.
Upgrade the GPU with that money. This would give better gaming performance as well as the ability to use CUDA if your program supports it. For Premiere Pro 5.5/5 You'd need to "hack" it to allow the usage of the 450 GTS, otherwise the lowest card allowed is the 470 and that's a bit more expensive.
Asus GTS 450 1GB +$50 since your prior GPU cost $60. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Αvid is a demanding program. You may need to save some more dollars and buy a machine that will allow to take full advantage of Avid features..i7 2600 is a must along with a good NVidia Quadro plus atleast 8GB of RAM
Avid? Premiere is not that crazy hard to run. I'm running it with my 955 pretty easily (well not AS smooth as I'd like though) +4GB of ram. The i7 is defiantly not a MUST maybe it'd be a bonus but the i5 2300 would do quite well. Quadro I'd agree, but in terms of video editing+gaming, the 450 GTS is good enough. It'll game well and still has CUDA.