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Best PC build for Video Editing?

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January 29, 2012 9:55:42 PM

hello,


im building my first PC, so im still a noob. (though i helped my bro build one before)

ive done TONS of research and it seems that video editing is more CPU intensive than GPU (this is tru right? lol)

so, id like to build a rig with an i7 2600 (non - k, i wont be overclocking) and using the HD 2000 graphics (might upgrade later)

but, im on a real budget, (about $700-$800) cause im only 16

and id like to know what you wonderful ppl from tomshardware suggest for a complete system (mobo, ram, drives, PSUs, etc)

another random question; does 1600mhz ram perform that much better than 1333 ram? noticable difference?


thanks!

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January 29, 2012 10:16:33 PM

Use the i7-2600k, later on you can always overclock to be on par with current cpu's. What software do you use?
January 29, 2012 10:22:11 PM

amuffin said:
Use the i7-2600k, later on you can always overclock to be on par with current cpu's. What software do you use?



i use sony vegas pro 10

after effect cs5

photoshop cs5

dragonframe
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a c 184 à CPUs
January 29, 2012 10:24:49 PM

sumkid said:
i use sony vegas pro 10

after effect cs5

photoshop cs5

dragonframe

All of these programs are gpu accelerated, so a high end graphics card will help in rendering time and in performance. I would get at least a gtx 560, 16gb of ram and an i7-2600k. If you spend 30 bucks and get a cooler master hyper 212+ you can overclock your 2600k which will help in rendering and previewing.
January 29, 2012 10:34:09 PM

amuffin said:
All of these programs are gpu accelerated, so a high end graphics card will help in rendering time and in performance. I would get at least a gtx 560, 16gb of ram and an i7-2600k. If you spend 30 bucks and get a cooler master hyper 212+ you can overclock your 2600k which will help in rendering and previewing.



yes, but im on a budget. i can throw in a better GPU in another couple of months, when i have the cash.
a b à CPUs
January 29, 2012 10:36:12 PM

I'd get an AMD 6 core thuban system. Its the poor man's i7 for editing and will be good. Pair that with a 6870 and you should still be within budget.
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January 29, 2012 10:45:34 PM

esrever said:
I'd get an AMD 6 core thuban system. Its the poor man's i7 for editing and will be good. Pair that with a 6870 and you should still be within budget.

Though If he can afford the i7, why not the i7? ;) 
a b à CPUs
January 29, 2012 10:50:19 PM

esrever said:
I'd get an AMD 6 core thuban system. Its the poor man's i7 for editing and will be good. Pair that with a 6870 and you should still be within budget.


Most Adobe apps are not AMD APP or OpenCL aware. They are CUDA aware. So getting a Radeon HD 6870 would be pointless.

I like the idea of an nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Graphics card and pairing that with an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T. That should be somewhat within budget or can be made to be.

This is for Video editing and many of the applications used benefit greatly from CUDA so a 2600K is moot/not really beneficial.
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January 29, 2012 10:52:46 PM

yea I didn't see his post before I posted, judging by the software he should get a gtx560 or even a 550 ti.

The 1100t or 1090t is also within his budget and performs better than the i5 and almost as fast as the i7 in video editing tasks so it should be good considering they are cheaper than the i5s.
October 22, 2012 4:59:31 PM

would a low end quadro or ati fire something be of use i don't know much either ;) 
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