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Need $2-3k Workstation for Video Editing on Premier, After Effects, Element3D

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December 29, 2012 5:28:00 PM

Hi, I'm a senior film student in need of a good workstation I can use for my own projects as well as freelance work. I plan on using adobe premier, after effects, and elment3d, and capping some gaming footage.

Approximate Purchase Date: 5-10 days

Budget Range: $2-3k

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing with Premier, After Effects, Element3D, Photoshop, Capturing Gaming and Video Footage

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but I'll probably buy one I can physically check out first.



Parts to Upgrade: Starting from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have a $500 gift cert from microcenter I need to use as part of my budget. The rest can come from wherever.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Denver, Colorado

Parts Preferences: Whatever will serve me best

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: at least 1920 x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like 64 gigs of ram

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a 10 year old computer that's so crummy I can't even use it to watch the film's I shoot, let alone edit them.

I've read and surfed the forums quite a bit, and from what I can tell The "Black Pearl" by Brandon402 looks like the best already posted option for me, but perhaps there are better builds?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nVHg

Additionally I will need more than 2tb storage, as my last 2 films took a combined 2tb.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and help me out.
December 29, 2012 5:41:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.68 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1932.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 14:39 EST-0500)

64 gigs of ram is very far away from your usage , even servers pc don't use 64gigs of ram.
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December 29, 2012 5:45:57 PM

-you definitely do not need 64gb of ram unless you are going to use half of that for a ramdisk. i provided 32gb (which is pretty overkill for most people) to start you off

-black drives are no better than other drives. a seagate is half the price and is just as good

-a 840 pro isnt going to be much faster than other SSDs that are 50 bucks cheaper

-if you can read english, there is no reason to get ultimate windows 7

-670s perform the same as 680s. no reason to get one.


get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uQaW
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December 30, 2012 7:18:03 PM

Thanks for the help guys, hopefully I should be good to go now.
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December 30, 2012 9:51:00 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.68 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1932.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 14:39 EST-0500)

64 gigs of ram is very far away from your usage , even servers pc don't use 64gigs of ram.


I don't think you've ever done any intense video editing. That would make a good gaming rig but a terrible video editing one. :heink: 

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2066.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 18:50 EST-0500)
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December 30, 2012 11:19:45 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I don't think you've ever done any intense video editing. That would make a good gaming rig but a terrible video editing one. :heink: 

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2066.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 18:50 EST-0500)


well not everyone needs 6 cores and 12 threads. the speed difference in multi-threaded applications between a i7 3930k and a i7 3770k is around 10 or less seconds. if you do a lot of it, it adds up, but if you are not making money off of it or doing a ton of it a day, its most likely not worth it
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December 31, 2012 4:55:12 PM

Best answer selected by lokenzal.
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