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Video Editing Rigs

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January 3, 2013 9:39:48 PM

Hello community! I'm working on three designs at different price ranges specifically for video editing. Let me know if I am missing anything and what you think! It is appreciated! I may have gotten a little carried away with the high tier one...

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Server Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8B WS ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 ECC Memory ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 2000D 1GB Workstation Video Card ($429.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.68 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TPG 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1761.59

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-1660 3.3GHz Six-Core Server Processor ($1069.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Supermicro X9SRA ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 ECC Memory ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 ECC Memory ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000-PB 2GB Workstation Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3527.87


CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2687 3.1GHz 8-Core Server Processor ($1899.99 @ Newegg)
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2687 3.1GHz 8-Core Server Processor ($1899.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 ($80.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Supermicro MBD-X9DR3-F-O Extended ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 ECC Memory ($546.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 ECC Memory ($546.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 6000-PB 6GB Workstation Video Card ($3658.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries P1-1000-BELX 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $10501.84

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January 3, 2013 9:43:56 PM

I wish I had the money ;) 

But yes these are very good. I especially like the second one.
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January 10, 2013 1:15:24 PM

Came here because I've searching for a solution with my X9SRA-Board an Win8: this doesnt work yet (no sound, pci-X not working correctly...) so be aware of that!
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January 10, 2013 1:41:29 PM

The rigs all seem a bit overkill to me. I'd say spend less but update again sooner. I was happily rendering 1080p in a 7 year old rig.....Vegas....2Gb ram (256MB gfx) but note for Vegas it's important to have two storage drives.

I would have thought an i7, 16GB ram, SSD+mechanical to be adequate. Gfx card to be chosen depending on what software you plan to edit with. vegas for instance doesn't take much advantage of GFX cards ( for all but the rendering of one particular codec)

The key to video editing I found was to first trans-code into a more useful format for the edit process ( i think it must be a codec that streams better).

Also make sure you have USB3 for transferring rom cameras...saves a bit of time.

also suggest getting a large/fast external backup drive to keep original clips, so you can have onsite and offsite backup.

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