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July 16, 2012 5:15:16 AM

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

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a c 123 U Graphics card
July 16, 2012 6:25:42 AM

Interesting title.

I'l assume your from the US and therefore can use Newegg.

CPU: FX-8150. $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme4. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz, CL9 Latency. $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Coolermaster HAF-XM. $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive X 2: Seagate Barracuda 1TB. $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Il explain why two of them later.

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB. $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX 650W, 80+ Bronze non-modular. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total (with rounding errors, minus postage)
$910

Throw in a copy of Windows 7 if you dont already have one. $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2012 6:27:55 AM

The title of this topic has been edited by Proximon
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a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2012 6:54:57 AM
a c 123 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 6:13:29 AM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Compromise.
This case is $50 cheaper but will still serve you fine. Corsair 300R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire HD6670. $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 17, 2012 9:24:05 AM

What software are you using for editing?
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