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April 3, 2012 7:19:28 PM

Hey everyone, I'm looking to build the most powerful video editing workstation I can afford. I edit feature films and have previously used mac computers mostly, though I built my own PC in college. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Weeks

Budget Range: Around $4500 including a Monitor, preferably 27"

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing (A lot of After Effects)

Parts Not Required: Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever you recommend, I've used newegg before.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Whatever is the best

Overclocking: Sure why not

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure

Monitor Resolution: have one 24 at 1920 x 1080, need one more monitor

Additional Comments: I just want power!


Here's what I have come up with so far:

2 6-core processors: either Intel Xeon E5-2640 2.5GHz Six Core 15MB 95W or i7 -3960x?? Relative newbie coming back to the PC world, so don't laugh too hard if my research is off.

PNY Quadro 4000 2 GB Video card.

DDR3 1600 32 GB Ram

Firewire 800 pci-e card (Lots of external storage)
Esata pci-e card


I'm completely open to suggestions. I just want to make the best Video Editing/Rendering PC I can for around that price. I'll be using Premiere mostly along with After Effects. Thanks very much!

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April 3, 2012 7:20:15 PM

Also, I have no idea what motherboard to get, so if you guys could link me, that would be great!