Video editing build first timer

Approximate Purchase Date: November 14, 2011

Budget Range: $1300 Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: video editing/rendering in AE and Premiere. GIS Analysis, Image processing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for, amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: First build, so apprehensive, but less so than buying from a "company." Need everything to obviously work together. Looks don't matter
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  1. CPU:
    SSD: (highly recommended will increase your productivity)

    TOTAL - $1024 before shipping/rebates

    Will you be doing any gaming? You don't need a powerful raphics card for neither of those uses you listed, you could get away with even the intel onboard for that( which is actually quite decent). If you will be needing some graphics intensive stuff then you could get this: And add $240 to the price.
  2. Fantastic, that looks great!! Thank you for the quick reply!

    OK, my biggest hangup is installing the OS and getting all the BIOS stuff correct. Anything specific to look out for with hooking up and installing to the SSD?

    Many thanks!
  3. Some people recommend disabling pagefile for SSD's from windows( to increase lifespan of the drive) though it's not really necessary.

    Just make sure you set your storage driver to AHCI( from the BIOS) before installing windows so you can get the maximum performance out of the SSD.

    I'd also recommend waiting till HDD prices normalize before purchasing one, I grabbed a 1tb drive a few months ago for $60, not it's $140 due to the thailand floods
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