PC for Video Editing

Hi, I am building a PC for Premiere Pro / After Effects. I already have a very nice Antec Case, PSU, HD etc. and am thinking of adding the following.

Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 LGA1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX USB 3.0 £74.98
Intel Core i5-3550 S1155 3.3GHz 6MB £162.99
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-PinQ £39.98
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 970MHz 1GB £91.99

Any comments welcome. I think everything is comparable and I have hit a price/performance sweet-spot. I was also wondering if the motherboard was good for overclocking?

Lastly I have previously managed to build very quiet PCs so any advice on efficient Quiet cooling would be good. Previously I have used Zalman heatpipe coolers.

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  1. you might want to get core i7 3770 to take advantage of hyperthreading. You will also need at least 8 gb of ram. i also recommend getting a higher end graphics card such as the gtx 670 to take advantage of the cuda cores
  2. That adds around 300 pounds (currently whole thing is only costing me about 350), my budget is fairly tight.

  3. For quiet get a Fractal R3, Noctua case fans, Noctua D14 CPU cooler, and use elastic suspension for your HDD (Google it). However, that can get fairly expensive (Noctua is). You can get Cougar for case fans as well.
  4. I already have an Antec Solo case with quiet fans and they have suspension mountings for HD. Yes Noctua is a bit pricy, whats your second choise?
  5. Well, I'm about to build a "quiet" gaming computer and I am going with the Fractal R3, the Hyper 212 Evo (it's not THAT loud...) and some Cougar case fans. Go with 140mm fans... they are quieter (still move a lot of air at lower RPM). However, if you want to look at quiet case fans, just google it... there are quite a few roundups on tomshardware alone geared towards "silent" fans.
  6. Hyper 212 Evo, that is a lot more reasonably priced. Are they better than the Zalman heatpipe coolers?
  7. They are definitely more popular, and I haven't heard any complaints from people that own the Hyper 212 Evo.
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