Yet Another Video Editing Build

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I'm planning on building a computer ASAP that can handle ANYTHING Premiere Pro CS5.5 can dish out. I'm going to sell my Envy17-2070nr and my budget will be in the 1000-1500 range. I'm great with editing, but have never built anything but a sandcastle in my lifetime. I'm looking at the DIY Budget ..

...for starters, but have been researching this for hours and want to kill myself. Any recommendations? Will this even work? CS5.5 lags like hell on my brand new Envy...
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  1. i7-2600k
    z68 motherboard
    16gb ram.

    Don't know where you're gonna buy your parts so i can't recommend you the exact parts.
  2. Like the videoguys said, SB is NOT recommended for serious dedicated video editing builds. Sandy Bridge-E on the other hand is a different story but that's gonna be tight on a $1500 budget

    CPU $600 Intel Core i7-3930K

    MoBo $340 ASUS Sabertooth X79

    RAM - $90 Corsair Quad Vengeance Low Profile

    Case - $ 160 - Antec 1200 V3

    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850

    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55

    Cooler -

    Assuming you taking KB, Mouse, Monitor from old build.

    That leaves storage but right now prices are ridiculous ... the Barracuda XT's I put in the last video build I did ($180) are now $450.

    But now that ya all excited, here's some reasons that are still true as to why ya may wanna wait

    -Very few motherboards are available and very, very few have appealing features based on preliminary reports. (Sabertooth changes that)
    -There are no coolers available yet (well few) , due to the changed mounting without a backplate.
    -Disks are extremely expensive today.
    -The waiting for the nVidia 600 will go on for some time.
    -The appearance of PCIe-3.0 raid controllers will take another 6 months.
    -In the meantime, the waiting is for the 3980X with octo cores and the full 20 MB L3 cache, instead of the dumbed down hexa cores.
    -The prices for 8 GB sticks need to come down first and the speed needs to go up.

    Now, again as they said,

    If you plan on using one of these NLEs for DV, HDV or tapeless workflows like AVCH or DSLR footage; and you do not plan on adding an I/O card, then Sandy Bridge is worth considering.
    If you use consumer level video editing apps like Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Premiere Elements then Sandy Bridge is a very good choice for you.

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3 Motherboard $210

    CPU: Intel i7 2700k Sandy Bridge CPU $370

    RAM: 2 x Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 Model 996996 $210

    GPU: GTX560-448 $225
    Released Nov 29

    Boot Drive: Vertex 3 Max IOPS $190

    Video Drive: 2 x 7200RPM Seagate XT 3TB $860 (last month 2 were $300)

    Case: Antec 1200V3 $160

    Power Supply: Antec CP-850 $115

    OS: Windows 7 64-bit Professional $140

    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow $83

    TIM: Shin Etsu $5

    $1508 w/o the HD's .... till the floods subside, I ain't buyin
  3. you're better off with four smaller drives, still together in a RAID.

    I don't know why anyone would not reccomend SB CPUS for editing.
  4. My noob head hurts, but thank you for being kind. Is there nothing I can assemble right now that'd run CS5.5 perfectly, that I could just upgrade when the floods subside? Using AVID once a week in 291 next semester is all I have to look forward to then...Damn you Best Buy salesman! This labtop sucks!
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    If you are going to do extensive video editing and rendering, I'd say a i7 2600K/2700K will suit your needs, as it will take on anything you lash out at them - the hyperthreading feature will be extremely helpful, and while it's not being utilized that much at the moment, a time will come when it will be (meaning it is a good investment for the future).

    Get a motherboard that has a socket 1155 (I would only consider motherboards from the Z68 and P67 lines). A GPU like the 560 Ti can use the CUDA feature, which will improve the performance on applications like Photoshop CS5 etc.
  6. The CUDA features are mainly in Premiere...
  7. I got $1600 store credit from Best Buy in exchange (finally) for the Envy 17 because they didn't have the parts to fix it. I also have an additional $1000. Whats the best computer at Best Buy for video editing? Imacs are expensive and I want to run premeire pro cs5.5 and they have ATI gpus..
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