950$ Video editing PC

So i really want to edit
But the prob is my pc is real slow. And sometimes he quits and i lose my inf.

So i was thinking of making one with a budget around 800 - 1000 $


Please post suggestions im new to this.

:)
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  1. Check out my $900 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

    You'll get an SSD and a HDD. I'd recommend getting this HDD as you're video editing. (+$76)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145533

    You can just drop the graphics card (-$210) and you'll have an end total of roughly $756, plus you'll get a SSD boot drive. I don't really suggest the i7 2600K/2700K mainly because it's unnecessary as the in most cases the 2500K is so close in performance to the 2600K that the extra Hyper-threading the 2600K has isn't justified. I'm referring to this in the standpoint of just editing, not things like Maya or Blender (ETC)
  2. In order to make things easy, copy and paste the following template into your post and edit the italicized examples to suit your needs:

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    this info would b helpful secondly are u including OS and editing software in ur price??
  3. CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961
    MoBo: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
    RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143
    HDD: Western Digital RE3 3.5" 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136828
    Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-102-945&SortField=1&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
    Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
    PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    Total: $1054 (U$ Dollar)

    NOTE:
    ~Unlock your Video Card & OC it(Optional since all you do is encode or convert movies or so...)
    ~OC your CPU for faster and better performance...
  4. aznshinobi said:
    Check out my $900 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

    You'll get an SSD and a HDD. I'd recommend getting this HDD as you're video editing. (+$76)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145533

    You can just drop the graphics card (-$210) and you'll have an end total of roughly $756, plus you'll get a SSD boot drive. I don't really suggest the i7 2600K/2700K mainly because it's unnecessary as the in most cases the 2500K is so close in performance to the 2600K that the extra Hyper-threading the 2600K has isn't justified. I'm referring to this in the standpoint of just editing, not things like Maya or Blender (ETC)

    Why get a SSD? He need more storage rather than a 120GB SSD which is crap when coming to Editing... These 120GB and lower SSD storage is meant for either gaming or cache... 2600k is better for video convert stuff BUT FX-8120 is cheaper for it performance when coming to Video Editing...
  5. Get a good cpu, it doesn't have to be the fastest, just has to be modern and relatively quick. Get 8GB+ ram and grab extra hard drives. Put your OS/apps on one physical disk and do your video work on other disks.

    Depending on your work flow/budget you can do all vid work on one set of disks or you can dedicate one disk setup for writing and one for reading.

    Since you want as much disk speed as you can get I recommend getting 2-4 extra large drives or whatever you can afford and put them in to a striped RAID (RAID0). When you're working on large projects (10-50GB) the amount of down time you get from saving/loading can be a lot so try to gain speed here.

    If you're using Adobe Premiere then you'll want an nVidia card for the Mercury Playback engine. If you're not using Premiere then grab an AMD card or whichever you prefer.

    Check the toms cpu benchmark for video editing http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Video-Editing-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CS5,2428.html
  6. At the office our video editing machine is dual Xeon Mac Pro with 8GB ram and 2 drives in RAID.

    We'll be replacing it this year with a single core non0Xeon, 64GB+ ram, a faster card for the Mercury Playback engine and a big multidisk raid solution. The slowest part of our machine is our raid setup so we're hoping to quadrupal it's speed and get 600MB+/sec write.
  7. .... An SSD can boot the stuff.... While the actual videos are stored on the main HDD (I.E 1TB) if you read the entire post you may have actually seen that...

    The 2600K is better for Encoding but even then, the 2500K is pretty close in performance.
  8. aznshinobi said:
    .... An SSD can boot the stuff.... While the actual videos are stored on the main HDD (I.E 1TB) if you read the entire post you may have actually seen that...

    The 2600K is better for Encoding but even then, the 2500K is pretty close in performance.

    FX-8120 is better
  9. Spleeke said:

    That one sucks... I can get more performance just for $20 more for a 2600k...
    Trust e, get a 8120 if your doing video, it's the best CPU for lowest price possibly
  10. Spleeke said:

    That one sucks... I can get more performance just for $20 more for a 2600k...
    Trust e, get a 8120 if your doing video, it's the best CPU for lowest price possibly
  11. Spleeke said:

    That one sucks... I can get more performance just for $20 more for a 2600k...
    Trust e, get a 8120 if your doing video, it's the best CPU for lowest price possibly
  12. ^ Lol ignorant person.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/12/amd-fx-8150-review/7
    Crushed in every bench involving editing by the Sandy Bridge chips.
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