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Adobe Premiere editing/gaming rig

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January 18, 2012 3:38:49 AM

My son and I are looking to build our first computer together. Our new system is two fold. Part is for him to play some games, namely Star Wars The Old Republic. The other part is for me to do some work. I'll be editing using Adobe Premiere 5.5. Mainly working with shorter clips for web based content but I might have to edit some 30-60 minute shows but nothing effect or rendering heavy. Mostly just straight cuts. Probably working with 2-3 video channels and 4 audio channels. I will be dealing with some HD content so I'm pretty sure I'll need at least 1TB of hard drive space.

I really have no clue about parts I just could use some pointers to get me going in the right direction while still trying to stay under budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: $1,300 before any rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, gaming, standard web use.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon or whatever other suggestions you may have. Not too picky just want to find the best deals.

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Leaning intel i5 and GeForce graphics card. Anything else I just want quality but at a good price point obviously.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: Thanks in advance for your help.
January 18, 2012 4:14:18 AM

Here is something I came up with. What do you think?

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W High Performance Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 ATX Intel Motherboard

HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Grand Total: $1,101.91 (after rebates)

January 18, 2012 8:04:38 AM

Why to buy an dead socket desktop ?
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January 18, 2012 8:24:48 AM
January 18, 2012 1:31:05 PM

Thanks! That looks pretty good. Anyone have anymore input?
January 18, 2012 1:50:10 PM

January 18, 2012 3:53:03 PM

What's the benefit of the SSD? Is that where my OS and programs would be installed and I'd use the 1TB for all my saved files (video, photo, etc)?
January 18, 2012 4:07:32 PM

Chief2112 said:
What's the benefit of the SSD? Is that where my OS and programs would be installed and I'd use the 1TB for all my saved files (video, photo, etc)?

Exactly. Install the OS and Adobe Premiere on the SSD, maybe SWTOR if it can fit.

Newegg is a great place to buy and read reviews, but Amazon has a way easier return policy and usually free shipping, not to mention a slightly lower price on many things.
January 18, 2012 9:42:07 PM

Someone in a different forum said this about this build:

With the any of the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors like the Intel Core i5-2500K you want to use memory that is rated at 1.5v ±5% (so 1.425v to 1.575v).

Is that accurate?

Also I could use a suggestion for a wireless network card for this MOBO. Thanks!
January 22, 2012 11:40:51 PM

I'd love some more input on this build for my needs. I'm within a week of ordering my components. Thanks.
January 23, 2012 12:11:29 AM

Changed a few things. Comes out to about 1,200 or so. What do you guys think for editing and gaming?

Tweaked my build a little bit. What do you guys think for Adobe Premiere editing and gaming? ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM[/url] Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Hannspree By HannsG SL231DPB Glossy Black 23" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 1000:1 (Typical) GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K ADATA S599 AS599S-40GM-C 2.5" 40GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Comes out to 1,214.90

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January 23, 2012 2:46:47 PM

Its a great build.
January 28, 2012 10:58:13 PM

Best answer selected by Chief2112.