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1st PC for video editing with Adobe Premiere CS6

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January 1, 2013 1:24:35 PM

Hi all, I am building a PC for video editing purposes. I will be using Adobe's Premiere CS6.
Any advice/feedback would be greatly appreciated!

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s
DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail

RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-14900 (1866),
Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-10-9-27, XMP, 1.5V

SSD: 240GB Corsair Force Series GT 2.5", SATA III - 6Gb/s SSD,
SandForce SF-2200, Read 555Mb/s, Write 525Mb/s, 85K IOPS

HDD: 2x 2TB WD WD2002FAEX Caviar Black, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache OEM

BluRay: Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 12x BD-R, x8 DVD±DL x16

PSU: 850W Corsair Enthusiast Series 850TXV2, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze,
SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU

Case: Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid Tower ATX Case, USB3, With
Side Window w/o PSU

WiFi: Netgear WN311B-100PES RangeMax Wireless-N PCI Adapter

Audio: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCI-E Soundcard 5.1Ch THX/Dolby
Optical In/Out OEM

Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA
RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), DisplayPort/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX

GPU: 2GB EVGA GTX 670, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU
915MHz, Boost 980MHz, Cores 1344, 2x DL DVI, DP, HDMI
January 1, 2013 1:45:00 PM

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January 1, 2013 1:51:39 PM

get the k version for *future* overclocking.

I think you could get a better, more reliable 240GB ssd for around the same price. samsung 840 pro is the best in the market, but vertex 4, m4, or intel 520 would work. the vertex 4 is pretty fast, but you don't want an ocz ssd.

you cold definitely get a better wifi adapter
January 1, 2013 1:55:18 PM

The new OCZ vectors are good too, they run right up around the samsung 840s
January 1, 2013 3:26:28 PM

Budget ? If you have a higher budget, i would suggest to get a LGA2011 based i7-3930K . Adobe CS6 eats moar cores for breakfast.

Get more RAM. More RAM means less using pagefile.
January 1, 2013 9:56:57 PM

Thank you all for your responses.

I think I will go for the 3770k. Its something I was considering anyway, and I've had similar feedback on other forums.
As for the PSU - would 650W be sufficient? Also would more than 16G RAM really be necessary?

lxgoldsmith - thank for the heads up on the SSD. I will look into alternatives.

trumpeter199 - How do you find that sound card? A few people have mentioned to me that it may not be the best

Over all my budget is £1500. I could go a little higher if necessary.

January 1, 2013 10:39:46 PM

What about this ..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£48.49 @
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.40 @
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£69.22 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£143.29 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£305.60 @
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£305.60 @
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.29 @
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£96.98 @
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
Total: £1484.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 00:38 GMT+0000)

January 2, 2013 1:17:11 AM

wifi adapter:

gets great range, you can put it where you want, and it runs on the 802.11 N 300Mbps wireless N standard. it's also inexpensive.

Edit: If you could, try a powerline 500Mbps solution. it won't get as much interference and will have a solid speed.
March 27, 2013 1:24:43 PM

Dude ocz drives are fine. The vertex 2s and earlier ones were terrible but the vertex 4, and pretty much any newer ssd is going to work fine.