1K video editing
Hi, I'm just getting into video editing and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what would be good components for my build; Mobo, video card etc. I'm not into gaming so this computer will be exclusively for video editing. My budget is about $1000. Any recommendations would be helpful ! Thx
I'l assume your from the US and therefore can use Newegg.
CPU: FX-8150. $200
Motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme4. $100
RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz, CL9 Latency. $95
Case: Coolermaster HAF-XM. $130
Hard Drive X 2: Seagate Barracuda 1TB. $180
Il explain why two of them later.
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB. $115
PSU: XFX 650W, 80+ Bronze non-modular. $90
Total (with rounding errors, minus postage)
Throw in a copy of Windows 7 if you dont already have one. $99
The reason for two hard drives instead of just a bigger single one is so you can distribute drive usage. So you keep your raw data on one HDD, and export the final product onto the other. This is so that during rendering, data isn't being written to and read from the same drive, which slows things down a bit. Use the SSD to hold your programs and OS.
This build has no GPU, while that isnt a big issue since its an editing machine, one can increase your performance. If you decide to get one later, make sure its an Nvidia card. Its CUDA cores can help rendering on supported programs. The PSU will give you room to add one later as well.
Make sure that your editing programs support multi-threading, as thats where the FX-8150 shines. If you task it with an application that doesn't use all of its cores, performance wont be as high. I'm fairly sure that the Adobe Suite can use the 8 cores that the FX provides, but not 100% on this.
Different video editing programs will do better under different programs, but generally speaking Intel i5 will deliver the best bang for the buck here. You don't need a heavily cooled case as you don't need a gaming video card.
Fractal Design Define Mini Black Micro ATX Silent PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 support and 2 x 120mm Fractal Design Silent ...
Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ( 100322L)
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997055
ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
That's a fairly quiet build that will do everything.
Just realised that the CPU I suggested doesnt have integrated graphics and the mobo doesnt have a display out. So you will need a graphics card to get a display at all. You can either buy the cheapest card possible for a band-aid solution, or compromise a bit of the rig (The case is the easiest place to cut back) and get something decent (though by no stretch a great card).
Band-aid solution. A Geforce 210 is about as low as you can get when it comes to graphics cards. $37
This case is $50 cheaper but will still serve you fine. Corsair 300R
Sapphire HD6670. $65