Budget NLE and Photo Edit System

Approximate Purchase Date: Within next 2 months

Budget Range: 600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: NLE Video, Photo Storage/Edit, Windows AND Linux support. Needs to be fairly silent because will also be used as HTPC in bedroom.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Memory, Storage, PS, Case?

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerD, amazon

Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Parts Preferences: None really. Heard good thing about recent Intel CPUs and had good success in past with Asus mobo

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (already have monitor)

Additional Comments: Need to be fairly silent.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old laptop isnt cutting it for NLE and for photo edit/storage ... plus would like to have HTPC frontend access in bedroom.
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  1. How does this look? It is a bit more $ than I had hoped, but seems like a good machine. Any suggestions on parts? Should I get a better CPU cooler? Not looking to OC out of the gate, but maybe down the road.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dx8a
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dx8a/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dx8a/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1015.92
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 19:48 EDT-0400)
  2. What software are you using for video?
  3. Not quite sure yet. Any recommendations? I have used Adobe Premiere many years ago.

    Main motivation is to digitize and edit lots of old family films. Also to start capturing more video of my kids and edit that as well.
  4. After reading lots of other posts beginning to wondering the following ...

    Should I go with 7850 instead of 560? Sounds like CUDA doesnt make a big difference and 7850 apprently is quieter with equivalent performance.

    Asrock Z77 or Asus Z77?

    Is the power supply overkill? Went with Seasonic becuase it is good quality and quiet.

    Again, computer for personal photo edit/storage (Photoshop/Lightroom), family video conversion/edit/storage (Premiere), and some misc games/internet. So if it sounds like I could get by with less, please let me know.

  5. Anybody?
  6. I'd recommend using the Nvadia still. Adobe and Nvadia I believe (someone double check?) work together to improve the Adobe software, a luxury that the ATI cards do not have. Additionally, I have an EVGA 560 Superclocked 560 1024 version that I got on sale for $149. It really beats out the Radeon cards in my opinion.


    What 7850 are you looking at? The 7850 is a good Radeon card, Is it the same price? Link?
  7. Any ideas on how to shave some money out of my proposed build? was hoping to get it down closer to $800, but dont want to sacrifice too much.
  8. Make sure you check on Adobe's site to see their list of supported graphics cards. What's your editing load look like? More video or photos? How much are you going to be editing? Is it professional or just for yourself?
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