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Video Editing Workstation question

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December 5, 2012 10:28:47 PM

I am putting together a workstation for video editing, and 3d design. I use Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and 3DS MAX. This is what I have so far:

Cooler Master ATX Full Tower Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Z9PE-D16/2L Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ( unfortunately Revo drives are not supported by the MOBO)
Ultra X4 Modular 1200 watt power supply


Things I have planned to purchase in the next couple weeks:

Intel Xeon E5-2650 8 core processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am going to start off with one processor, then eventually add the second.

I have not decided on the RAM. I do know that I want 32GB-64GB right off the bat. What I am not sure about is if I need server memory, or if desktop memory would work.

The video card I want to get is the GeForce GTX 690. I have been kicking around the Quadro 4000, or the 690. The 690 is a new card, and has 3072 CUDA cores and 4GB RAM. The Quadro 4000 only has 256 CUDA cores and 2GB RAM. The other idea is the Quadro K5000 with only 1536 CUDA cores with 4GB RAM. The Quadro K5000 is $800 more than the 690.

Thanks in advance.

-DRU

That is where I am at. I have a guy who builds servers that is going to put it all together for me, but he is not sure what I should get for video editing. If anyone could give some opinions I would be truly thankful.
December 5, 2012 10:35:51 PM

What's your budget?
December 5, 2012 10:48:41 PM

i would say $3,000. That would put the total workstation at just over $4,000. I would like to keep adding things to it as I go to make it better, like more RAM. Unfortunatley the mobo does not support SLI-ing graphics cards. I originally wanted to SLI two 690's.
December 5, 2012 11:59:09 PM

Weel, actually more, $3000 would only cover the two cpu's and GTX690, I would still need RAM and hard drive storage.
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