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500-700 Video Editing build

Hey guys. I have in mind a video editing build for a friend which includes the typical suspects but I would like to see other peoples opinions regarding a build in this price range INCLUDING a Windows OS. Access to Microcenter included. Software possibly Adobe. Thanks guys!

AMD build options would be nice as well.
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  1. What about somtheing like this its little over but...there is some wiggle room on a few things

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqGg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqGg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqGg/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($192.14 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $708.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 22:04 EST-0500)
  2. tenaciousk said:
    What about somtheing like this its little over but...there is some wiggle room on a few things

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqGg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqGg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqGg/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($192.14 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $708.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 22:04 EST-0500)



    Something like this would be a better AMD build for the same price. If you have an old license of Windows you can still get the Windows 8 upgrade for $39.99 and save some more money.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrbh
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    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($193.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($89.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $697.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 22:46 EST-0500)
  3. Best answer
    An nvidia card is better for video editing, since you have a microcenter store nearby, i suggest picking the i5-3470 for 150$.
    My suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $662.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrBg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrBg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrBg/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0598 45.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.78 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro 400 512MB Video Card ($95.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $704.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 23:24 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $713.35
    Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
    Shipping: $4.99
    Total: $708.34

    60 gb ssd for os, +1tb for data+ quatro 400 smokes anything in its price range excluding the 650ti.
  5. This:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrHc

    The FX-6300 is an incredible CPU for a great price. Also the GTX 650ti has plenty of cuda cores which programs like Adobe Premier utilize. The six cores of the CPU will also be utilized by many high end video editing programs. The CX600w PSU is reliable and is plenty of power for you system and a 1tb 7200rpm HDD should be more than enough storage. The Rosewill Challenger is stylish, roomy, and stays very cool.
  6. the quadro 400 will smoke that card in cuda apps and anything ull throw at it.
  7. Interesting build Ice. I do have access to the $40 bucks off motherboard with the 6300 as well. I live near the southern cali Microcenter and was considering the i5 but the choice of motherboards available are not my favorite.

    Also, how viable is the Trinity platform in video editing?
  8. The i5-3470 is much better cpu : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/702?vs=699
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_5.html#sect1

    I think it's worth you going with it, there' nothing wrong with the h77 motherboards from intel, they got sata III ports, usb 3.0, all the stuff you need.
    For video editing this might clarify your ideas : http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/AfterEffects.htm


    It's a good guide, if it's for adobe programs, what counts is the cuda cores and at least 1GB memory.
  9. its pretty good, also the i5 isnt that much better for video editing, the quatro 400 smokes that 650ti like no tommorow, also an ssd will help with system speed and so on.

    trinity is pretty stable, dont listen to intel fanboys like dj, it might be a bit better, but doesnt beat a 6core+ssd+quatro400 i can reckon u that.
  10. This was in reference to the op, i just showed that the i5 has faster cores, i'm not making this up or trying to indulge the i5 to him, nor entering in a discussion.
    As for the card, it depends on the programs used, for adobe what counts is the cuda cores capacity.
    Again not trying to criticize, but to make a suggestion.
  11. its fine, just saying that with the i5 he cant afford an ssd, so overall with the ssd

    and the quatro gonna be a better match up than the 650ti, also not all software supports cuda cores,

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/20110406235438_Nvidia_Quadro_400_for_169_Outperforms_GeForce_GTX_580_by_Five_Times.html

    might wanna read that.
  12. Very true dj. I was trying to fit in the 3570k at Microcenter but the motherboard choices there we're not really appealing. I could have fit in the Asrock matx but the placement of the audio connections are kind of infuriating. This was only so I can capitalize on the $40 off motherboard combos at MC. Thanks for replies so far.
  13. For video editing, it's more adobe programs, which supports cuda cores, the CAD/CAM applications are other thing, it's more for 3D modelling and other stuff.
    The op must clarify the programs in order to help him on the decision of the card.
  14. Now if Sony Vegas were a player in this. How would that factor out?
  15. It's openCL : http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro/gpuacceleration

    Meaning amd cards are better : http://media.bestofmicro.com/5/G/348820/original/0103%20Luxmark.png

    A 7850 might suit you best, if it's adobe products a 650 ti or 660 gtx will be better.
  16. Best answer selected by ohyouknow.
  17. Thanks guys for all the answers. I wish I could pick more than 1 BA. I'm leaning intel atm but the FX 6300 will still come to mind until the end. Thanks again!
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