Please help me as I seek to build a new PC for our very small video editing buiness. I am in the process of building a new PC this week. The purpose is to operate CS5 Production Suite, which includes Premiere, After Effects, and a few others. We don't do this for a living YET, however, when we do edit, it is many hours of footage a sev times a year. Budget matters. Initially, I planned to stay under $1000; however, I will do what is necessary. As you can see, in my two designs below, I am $230 and $880 over already. I really would like it if the bottom unit will be a powerful CS5 machine to keep it cheeper; however, I also desire to have the righ tools for the computing task. I bult a weaker machine less than two yeas ago, and it has made for some SLOW work for my family as we watch the stutterig, SLOW, playbvack after we load our footage into Premiere. It is especially SLOW when we make any mods in After Effects or any other tool. We want real time playbac. W don't need blistering render times, just decent.
I have several external HDDs for storage, and another internal HDD that I will transfer from the other PC I have.
To save money now, I figured, I could always buy an SSD in a few months and place the OS and Adobe on it. For now, I figured I could just partition a small HDD on the 2 TB unit.
I have built one previous PC.
Software: I have Win 7 PRO listed below because I read that it alows the Graphic card to utilize more of its capabilities than the home edition??
Graphics: I intend to stick with NVIDIA Mercury Playback capable card as the only purpose of this machine is Video Editing!
Cables: Additionally, what cables will I need to purchase?I found this 12 pack of 18" cables: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA133...
Tower: Is the tower large enough?
Do not purchase that PSU - Raidmax makes absolute garbage, one of the worst in the industry.
Also the extra thermal compound isn't needed - the Hyper 212+ includes MX-4 which is way better than anything Arctic Cooling.
You can also get a better video card on both budgets if you reconfigure it correctly.
Thank you! I need some help then on configuration. I am not married to either design. They were just my best guesses as I tried to make a good machine. Any build ideas are very welcome. I will plan to remove the heat paste. Thanks for saving me $10. I have no idea what to replace the PSu with and I don't know what video card or config.