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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 Videoguys.com DIY Budget ..

http://videoguys.com/Guide/E/Videoguys+DIY8+Sneak+Peek+Work+in+Progess+Coming+this+Fall/0x094b1737e0a06c495e5178a167fbdbd7.aspx


...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
    CX500
    HDD
    CASE
    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

    MoBo $340 ASUS Sabertooth X79
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801

    RAM - $90 Corsair Quad Vengeance Low Profile
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198

    Case - $ 160 - Antec 1200 V3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820314001

    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

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/926295?start=0&tstart=0

    -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,
    Quote:

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

    CPU: Intel i7 2700k Sandy Bridge CPU $370
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095&Tpk=2700k

    RAM: 2 x Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 Model 996996 $210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226199

    GPU: GTX560-448 $225
    Released Nov 29

    Boot Drive: Vertex 3 Max IOPS $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227714

    Video Drive: 2 x 7200RPM Seagate XT 3TB $860 (last month 2 were $300)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148736

    Case: Antec 1200V3 $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

    Power Supply: Antec CP-850 $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    OS: Windows 7 64-bit Professional $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow $83
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow_Dual_160mm_x_140mm_Fan_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html

    TIM: Shin Etsu $5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    $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!
  5. Best answer
    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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