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Need to upgrade my homebuilt, please help

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January 10, 2013 11:53:17 PM

Ok, so I'm way over my head here. I had my dad help me build a workstation for my video editing according to the videoguys system build about a year ago. Below are the specs. It worked relatively well (albeit slower than I imagined it would be...this could be due to not setting it up or optimizing it 100% from the get-go) but now it's going slower and freezing more than ever. I don't think it's a malware issue, as I rarely ever go on the internet with it, and I've scanned it thoroughly. It's purely for video editing. I suppose there are a lot of factors going in, but one may be that I only have one 1TB HDD, and I'd like to go to some sort of SSD combo moving forward. What specs should I look for in a SSD? How should I have it set up so that Premiere Pro will run well on it? Do the source video/audio files have to be on the SSD? Or is it just the OS and programs that need to be on the boot drive? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws 12GB (3 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600
  • Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM
  • Nvidia GTX570 Graphics Card
  • ASUS P6X58-E Pro
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
  • Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 case
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    January 11, 2013 12:02:28 AM

    Since your doing Video Editing I'd get a 240GB or so and a Tesla or Quadro... Right now SSD is seriously a cheap price so i'd recommend buying it right now...
    January 11, 2013 12:07:34 AM

    Yeah I've been noticing some good deals on SSD coming up. I should also mention I'm on a low budget so upgrading graphics card is something I'd like to avoid for now. Is my current one not a very good one?
    January 15, 2013 11:20:46 AM

    prawnsman said:
    Yeah I've been noticing some good deals on SSD coming up. I should also mention I'm on a low budget so upgrading graphics card is something I'd like to avoid for now. Is my current one not a very good one?

    your current GTx 570 is good but a Tesla will make your work almost 70% faster to finish These GTx are meant for gaming so getting them for video editing isn't a good idea unless you dont mind 2-5 days of work/converting lol...
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