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Video editing build first timer

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October 27, 2011 9:43:54 PM

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 Parts:newegg.com, 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
a b C Monitor
October 27, 2011 10:47:48 PM

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (highly recommended will increase your productivity)
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OPTICAL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And add $240 to the price.
October 28, 2011 11:14:48 AM

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!
a b C Monitor
October 28, 2011 11:45:12 PM

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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