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December 7, 2011 1:51:37 PM

Hi Experts,

Could someone advise on a CPU for video editing? Should I go for a multi-CPU Xeon or a Multi-CORE mainstream i7 extreme? Don't worry about cost for now.

Any other suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks
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December 7, 2011 3:17:14 PM

You need an minimum I7 2600k . A little powerfull is Intel Core i7 3930K with six core.For 2600k you need a socket 1155 motherboard and for 3930k-3960k you need socket 2011 motherboard . For 2011 socket you need quad channel memory.
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December 7, 2011 4:31:59 PM

It all depends on your budget..........
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December 7, 2011 7:49:59 PM

I think you'd be very well served with an i7-2600k. You could overclock it as well. In the creativity content benchmarks here on Toms the 2600k isn't far behind the 3960x. The difference is money. Now, you saying money is no issue, I think you should go with the 2600k for your CPU, beef up your RAM and go for some big SSD, like a Revodrive or SSDs in RAID. This will un-bottleneck your CPU. I use Premier and audition quite a bit at work, and the place where I get stuck waiting, is all hard drive read/write related. More RAM will help to keep you out of your slow page file, as well.
December 7, 2011 7:53:10 PM

dannoddd said:
I think you'd be very well served with an i7-2600k. You could overclock it as well. In the creativity content benchmarks here on Toms the 2600k isn't far behind the 3960x. The difference is money. Now, you saying money is no issue, I think you should go with the 2600k for your CPU, beef up your RAM and go for some big SSD, like a Revodrive or SSDs in RAID. This will un-bottleneck your CPU. I use Premier and audition quite a bit at work, and the place where I get stuck waiting, is all hard drive read/write related. More RAM will help to keep you out of your slow page file, as well.


Surely 2500k is enough I know it does not have hyper threading but upping the GHz to like 4 surely will be quick enough? Maybe 12GB Ram?
December 7, 2011 9:06:29 PM

IMO the best CPU would the Intel core i7 3930k. It has stock 3.2 ghz (turbo boost to 3.8), six cores (perfect for this type of task), a larger L3 cache, an unlocked multiplier (for overclocking), and it can even handle quad-channel memory! It is just a little bit of budget range for some people (because you have to buy the CPU and a motherboard the will accommodate the x79 chip-set) but then again this chip isn't for those on a budget. Also for being such a stellar chip it is pretty fairly priced at $599 on newegg.com
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December 7, 2011 10:23:33 PM

i7 2600k or i7 3930k depending on your budget.

The i5 2500k is capable enough of video editing and encoding, but if it had hyper threading like in the i7 CPUs, then it will probably get a 10% - 20% (perhaps a little more) performance improvement depending on the program used.

If this is just a hobby, then the i5 2500k will be just fine. If this is a profession, then you want to spend the money on an i7 3930k for $600. Of course, if you have an "unlimited" budget, then there's the $1,050 i7 3960k, however that is an enormous price increase for a relatively minor increase in performance over the i7 3930k.
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December 8, 2011 2:42:56 AM

majorgibly said:
Surely 2500k is enough I know it does not have hyper threading but upping the GHz to like 4 surely will be quick enough? Maybe 12GB Ram?

Once you overclock the 2600k to 4ghz then its another story :) 
December 9, 2011 6:02:16 AM

amuffin said:
Once you overclock the 2600k to 4ghz then its another story :) 


Right lol, I so want one but the xmas prices are stupid, I was going to order at the start of the month but it went up £19 so I think I will wait till around 10 - 20th January when people sell them because they don't want them or the xmas pricing goes down lol :) 
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