Approximate Purchase Date: next week
Budget Range: 1200-1600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing Workstation
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: New Build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Amazon
Parts Preferences: Intel I7, I’ve had good luck with Asus MB in the past.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: Best for Video editing
Additional Comments: Needs to run at least 3 monitors. 1 SSD for O/S & Software, 1 HD for Video Data, 1 HD for Backup. 1 Fast SDHC Card Reader for transfer of large HD Video files. Firewire card if not part of MB.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: New Build for Video Editing
Storage: I am not a fan of the Barracudas ... the Barracuda XT on the other hand are great drives but their scarcity makes them a bit expensive. At this point I am using the WD Blacks (5 year warranty) but they ain't cheap. For laying down video, ya should take a look at RAID 1 HD's or a 2nd SSD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
I a real NewB trying to puts specs together for a home workstation which will be used as a multitasking HTPC, video encoding/editing and General office, surfing etc i.e everyting EXCEPT gaming.
My question what is the min video card that i get away with. Do i need one at all.
I am currently using a i7 2630 Notebook with the video card switched off and have been able to do my transcoding/editing. The machine has started to run hot though, so i am thinking that I need to move to a workstation before I fry my notebook