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Build advice for video editing/motion graphics machine.

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January 28, 2013 7:47:58 PM

Longtime Mac user thinking about coming back to Windows as I'm not tied to OSX anymore. Not much of a gamer, so this will be exclusively used for video editing, motion graphics, and rendering. I also considered a Xeon build, but believe I can get more for my money with the i7.

(note: the Quadro 5000 listed in the parts list is just a placeholder for the newer K5000 which is not an option yet on the system configurator. I chose because of similar pricing.)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A6B8

Budget is between $3000-$4000.


Am I good with the Noctua, or should I look into water cooling?
February 4, 2013 6:46:10 AM

Looks good,the noctua is fine.
Asus Pro boards are better value, but I don't think that bothers you.
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February 4, 2013 10:28:16 AM

country of origin? need monitor+windows?

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February 14, 2013 6:34:33 PM

ah, forgot to check this thread after it didn't get any traction for a little while. Thanks for all of the advice.

I'll look into the Pro board.

Case doesn't have to be white, just thought it looked interesting. I'd actually prefer something much less flashy all around when it comes to a case. I'm not much into the showing off my build thing. The Silverstone TJ07 case looks pretty impressive. A bit pricey though.

As to the other questions, no monitors or any other accessories needed.
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February 15, 2013 1:35:14 AM

nice stuff

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February 15, 2013 3:44:08 PM

looks good.

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