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Will this set up for a desktop help me smoothly edit Full HD?

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August 23, 2011 7:14:16 AM

Hello guys. I'm new, I'm from Italy and I'm sort of an aspiring filmmaker. Now, I have a kinda fast pc, but it's getting old, especially for what I need. I will soon be buying a new Canon EOS 600D to film some ambitious short films, and I will need a PC capable of editing 1080p smoothly. Also, I will be playing some classic football (soccer for americans) games like FIFA 11.

These are the pieces I was thinking of buying, but I really need some help with them, and will also like to know if they are compatible. My budget would be 850$.

Mobo: Gigabyte Intel H67 LGA 1155 DDR3 1333 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (GA-H67A-UD3H-B3)
Power Supply: Diablotek DA Series 600-Watt ATX Power Supply PSDA600
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
GPU: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-nVidia-Quadro-PCI-Express-VCQ...

Let me know what you think about it, and what I could do to make it better and perfectly fit my needs, without exaggerately spending. I dunno about the PNY graphic card though. Lots of people told me it's really great for HD editing, despite the price, but I can't play any good graphic games with it. I think my budget for a GPU would go as far as 300$.

Let me know! I really need your help.
August 23, 2011 10:47:41 AM

Anyone? :( 
August 23, 2011 11:04:03 AM

What programs will you use? And how much you can spend for everything? Need only tower?
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August 23, 2011 12:26:46 PM

I will be using editing programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. My total budget is 850$, but the thing I really think I can pay more than what I have listed here are priced is the graphics card, because I'm not sure it will be ok. And also, what do you mean by "need only tower"?
August 23, 2011 8:28:23 PM

don't get the diablotek power supply!!!! Go with a quality 500-550W like the Antec Hard Core Gamer 520W.


the 6950 would be fine, but most editing software likes NVidia a lot better, so I'd consider a GTX 560 ($175) or GTX 460 ($155) over the quattro, which is a couple generations old
August 23, 2011 9:32:08 PM

Thanks for the answer. So you think the GTX 560 (or maybe the 460, 'cuz 560 costs a bit) will help me more than the Sapphire with my needs? (again, my needs are 85% Full HD Editing, 10% Playing games like FIFA, 5% usual pc uses, internet, watching movies, etc.)
August 23, 2011 9:36:15 PM

Basically to use Adobe Premiere's GPU acceleration futures you have to get either a 400 dollar Quadro (I think it's the cheapest that supports it) plus with Quadro GPU you have to forgot gaming, or a GTX 570 or 580. There's 470 or 480 option too but that's a bad idea..
August 23, 2011 9:41:50 PM

So no chance with the GTX 560?
August 23, 2011 9:44:53 PM

It will be good at gaming but I don't think It will offer you much at Premiere or After Effects...Plus at this price there's a better gaming GPU!

XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 23, 2011 9:47:05 PM

And would that one helping me with the editing? 'Cause, once again, although I know I made that clear, Full HD editing is the priority.
August 23, 2011 9:49:47 PM

If you don't get any of the supported Adobe Premiere's GPUs, which you can see here
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

I don't think you'll have any great help from your GPU to video editing..Maybe Nvidia will go a little better thanks to Cuda Cores but not crazy stuff..
August 23, 2011 9:52:37 PM

Clearly the best option If you both want to play and use all features of Adobe Premiere is GTX 570.

EVGA 012-P3-1571-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 23, 2011 9:56:20 PM

Probably yes, but it may be too pricey. IF I can't afford the 570, will the HD 6870 you linked be kind of ok?
August 23, 2011 10:06:38 PM

Wow, thanks for that. So let's make a summary.

IF I can afford the 570, then buy it.
If not, I should look for an Nvidia Cuda. But which one?
August 23, 2011 10:08:21 PM

GTX 460. No need to look for any higher...and if the hack goes well you can use Adobe Premiere's GPU Acceleration features..Plus it will tear appart Fifa :p 
August 23, 2011 10:10:38 PM

Wow, thank you so much. You were a great help. I'll come back in less than an year to tell you how my new pc's going. Can't wait to go in vacation to my native country, Santo Domingo, so I can buy from American sites and not spend a fortune on shipping. (I'm half Italian and live in Italy now). Maybe that will happen in December, but I won't get my hopes high. Anyway, I should have it before next July.
Thanks again!
August 23, 2011 10:43:13 PM

wow. In December there will be huge changes, come check with us then and we may have either better equipment and/or lower prices by then
August 23, 2011 10:57:51 PM

Hmm. If I don't buy it by then, I'll do that :) 
August 23, 2011 11:11:23 PM

samir0810 said:
Also, I will be playing some classic football (soccer for americans) games like FIFA 11


Try the new pro evolution soccer 2012 demo, its a classic. Way better than fifa in my opinion. You can thank me later :D 
August 24, 2011 10:32:59 AM

Nah. I've always being a FIFA fan, but I admit PES was definitely the best for PC in the last 5 years or so, but FIFA finally got cool for PC too this year :) 
August 24, 2011 2:26:50 PM

I play pes on ps3 but definitely check out the new pes demo
August 24, 2011 2:39:47 PM

Will do, as soon as I get the new desktop :) 
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