I'm looking for some help on what to buy to build a new PC for my new job, it will involve a lot of 1080p video editing and rendering. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated, I haven't done this before!
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month
Budget Range: £500/$800 After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Editing/Rendering HD video in Premiere Pro, gaming, general useage (internet, word processing etc)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Everything!
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ebuyer.com, novatech.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk, microdirect.co.uk
Location: Plymouth, UK
Parts Preferences: Whichever brand would suit the video editing needs the best.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe?
Your Monitor Resolution: Not too sure, big enough to be able to edit timelines clearly, basically as big as possible within the budget.
Additional Comments: Specific software : Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, standard microsoft software.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Needing to build a new desktop to assist with my new job, my current PC is quite old and doesn't have nearly enough ram or a strong enough processor to even run the video editing programs that I need. I don't know too much about computers but have a friend who could help me build one, I mainly assume I'm going to need a good processor, video card and enough ram to be able to run graphics intensive programs smoothly.
Thanks very much for your help djangoringo, I thought it was probably asking a bit too much for the price. If I could reuse an old monitor, do you think it would be possible to upgrade any of the other items needed to give better overall performance? Assuming that I upgraded to the FX-6300 cpu that you recommended.
Well i was aiming with under or ~500£ with monitor, i can't do miracles, it's a decent cpu, i said the FX-6300 will be better for it, it's all a question of budget, i listed another one, in that quote with the FX-6300 and 650 ti, which isn't bad with monitor for under 500£.
If he needs an intel build, this is under 500£ and with the i5-3470, you a quality psu within 450W is more than sufficient, the 660 gtx won't pull more than 140W, the cpu has a really low power consumption.
Here's the list to the op, without monitor : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/J4YD