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January 9, 2013 6:27:49 PM

I have been thinking about building the new computer system running Video Editing.

My new system that I wish to build will have the following:

Motherboard: $429
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131802

CPU: $1079
Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73970X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116877

Graphic Card: $469
EGVA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130768

Case: $159
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133191

Memory (8GB Ram): $169
G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231610

Harddrive SSD system: $499
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC512D/AM 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147136

Cooling: $109
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply (1200W): $329
Corsair AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If you please provide your opinion what you think about systems. And what I'm missing the parts for new computer system. Thank you very much for your help.
January 9, 2013 6:32:33 PM

Will you be overclocking?
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January 9, 2013 6:33:10 PM

It looks like youv just thrown money at the problem and gotten the most expensive parts possible, you can build a system for far less that will perform 95% as well.
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January 9, 2013 6:33:32 PM

I'm don't know about over clock :) 
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January 9, 2013 6:37:11 PM

My current editing system is MacPro 2008 running under Bootcam almost 4 years old. Now the new technology video 4K coming out and the old system can't handle. I need to build the new system to run multi camera edit with realtime.

Edit: Can you let me know all the parts is compatible or not and do I need order something else to complete system.
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January 9, 2013 6:45:16 PM

The system is compatible as is, but as I said it does just seem like you'v thrown money at the problem. For instance you don't need 1200W PSU, you can get something more like a 650W for far cheaper and it will do the same job.
The GTX680 isn't needed for video editing nor will it help you that much over a different card. With the kind of budget and usage you have you should be aiming at a low end workstation card.

You may want to fill this out
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...
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January 9, 2013 6:50:14 PM

Well, why not go with a 3930k and overclock it like crazy, all the 3970x has to offer over the 3930k is a higher clock speed and a higher cache. The cache is nothing to worry about, and the 3.5Ghz stock clock for the 3970x is not worth the price, you can reach really stable and high clocks with the 3930k while also saving $500.
Motherboard is very high end, it's a great choice but there are others out there you can also take a look at which also serve well. Just know that it's a crime not to overclock with that board, it's one of the best out there for overclocking.
Are you going single GPU? Why not drop from the 3970x to a 3930k, and use that money for another graphics card? You'll never need a 1200W PSU for a single GPU and stock clocked 3930k/3970x...
Are you only going with a single SSD or do you want RAID/extra hard drive? Other options to consider... And is there a reason you're going with the H100 instead of H100i? Just wondering.
Any optical drive, you have monitor (peripherals) already?

Just my thoughts, like manofchalk said you can build a similar or even better system for less money, and you should consider using as many features as possible with the items you're going to buy in the end. What is your budget by the way?
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January 9, 2013 8:47:18 PM

I'm newbie and don't have experience about building new computer system. My goal is the new computer give me the stable , no hang, no crash down and multi cameras editing in realtime (included 5 track video full HD). I will swap out my old system to new computer 16TB RAID Hard-drive and 5 Single Hard-drive 3TB/each, special Video Hardware and RAID Card. Most special effects and transitions on video using GPU (on Graphics Card) and realtime editing require on CPU fastest. That why I chose PSU 1200W (at least 1000W).

Oh. BTW my budget around $3000.

Thank you very much for all your help and forgive me about my poor English.

2wenty said:
Well, why not go with a 3930k and overclock it like crazy, all the 3970x has to offer over the 3930k is a higher clock speed and a higher cache. The cache is nothing to worry about, and the 3.5Ghz stock clock for the 3970x is not worth the price, you can reach really stable and high clocks with the 3930k while also saving $500.
Motherboard is very high end, it's a great choice but there are others out there you can also take a look at which also serve well. Just know that it's a crime not to overclock with that board, it's one of the best out there for overclocking.
Are you going single GPU? Why not drop from the 3970x to a 3930k, and use that money for another graphics card? You'll never need a 1200W PSU for a single GPU and stock clocked 3930k/3970x...
Are you only going with a single SSD or do you want RAID/extra hard drive? Other options to consider... And is there a reason you're going with the H100 instead of H100i? Just wondering.
Any optical drive, you have monitor (peripherals) already?

Just my thoughts, like manofchalk said you can build a similar or even better system for less money, and you should consider using as many features as possible with the items you're going to buy in the end. What is your budget by the way?
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January 9, 2013 9:04:14 PM

How do you mean editing in real-time? As in the footage is being transmitted live as its being recorded?
You really should fill out that form I linked above, will give us a much better idea of how to help you.
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January 9, 2013 9:12:43 PM

Real-time video editing is a system of editing video where it takes no longer to render a video than the length of that video clip itself.

For example, when editing a 30 minute video clip, it would take the system no longer than 30 minutes to render that video clip. Put another way, using a real-time system, you can immediately preview your video editing work, at full quality, without any rendering delay.
Computer systems designed for quality real-time video editing employ the highest-quality components, like multiple CPUs, multiple gigabytes of RAM, fast hard drives, etc. Some have additional hardware components designed to enhance the performance of the specific video editing software being used. Other schemes used to ensure real-time playback include continuous background rendering, and using multiple networked computers to share the rendering load.

Many editing systems have "near" real-time performance - rendering is typically real-time, except for complex segments. Most professional nonlinear video editing applications have the ability to provide real-time video preview at lower than final quality, to streamline workflow during editing.

A lot depends on the effects, transitions, titles, compositing, and other features - and quantity of features - added to the video prior to rendering it. The more the effects being applied the more the power required from the system to render the video in real-time.

manofchalk said:
How do you mean editing in real-time? As in the footage is being transmitted live as its being recorded?
You really should fill out that form I linked above, will give us a much better idea of how to help you.
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January 9, 2013 9:16:17 PM

Ahh. thought that you were attempting to build a machine that could edit HD footage on the fly, fast enough so that there is no noticeable lag between an event happening and the footage of the event being broadcasted. I shudder to think of the processing power required for that to happen.
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January 9, 2013 10:48:09 PM

Here I fill out the form.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: $3000 - $3500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Full HD Video Editing (Professional)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Case, PSU, SSD

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Motherboard: $429
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131802

CPU: $1079
Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 150W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73970X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116877

Graphic Card: $469
EGVA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130768

Case: $159
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133191

Memory (8GB Ram): $169
G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231610

Harddrive SSD system: $499
Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC512D/AM 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147136

Cooling: $109
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835181017

Power Supply (1200W): $329
Corsair AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139039


Location: Dallas, Texas

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: I don't understand

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 DELL Monitor

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My goal is the new computer give me the stable , no hang, no crash down and multi cameras editing in realtime (included 5 track video full HD)
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January 9, 2013 11:06:05 PM

This is what I recommend.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ 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)
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)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($199.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Other: XSPC Raystorm EX360 Water-Cooling kit, available from FrozenCPU.com. ($260.00)
Other: Include a Quadro/Firepro card you can afford. ($500.00)
Total: $3339.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 20:04 EST-0500)

This way you have more drives to distribute the load, better cooling for bigger overclocks and a proper workstation card.
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January 9, 2013 11:58:51 PM

Hello Manofchalk,

Thank you very much for your big help. If you don't mind can you show me how to overclocks to maximum with the one CPU you recommend. Many many thanks.

manofchalk said:
This is what I recommend.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ 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)
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)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($199.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Other: XSPC Raystorm EX360 Water-Cooling kit, available from FrozenCPU.com. ($260.00)
Other: Include a Quadro/Firepro card you can afford. ($500.00)
Total: $3339.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 20:04 EST-0500)

This way you have more drives to distribute the load, better cooling for bigger overclocks and a proper workstation card.
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January 10, 2013 12:47:38 AM

Just realized I may have been a bit hasty recommending the custom water kit. For custom water-cooling you'v got to research a whole lot more and it does lead to increased maintenance of the system. Though you do get a lot more cooling performance.
If your willing to do that, then it should be fine. If not (or just don't want water pumping around your $3000+ machine) then drop back down to a H100i or Noctua NH-D14.
Links if you are interested.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277130-29-read-first-...

Nowadays overclocking is fairly easy unless you want to push the chip hard.
This overclocking guide show you, it uses a 3960X, but its still the same method. The numbers will just be a bit different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qof3BAytnU

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January 10, 2013 5:30:42 AM

And don't forget to RAID those hard drives :p 
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