Editing System

Dedicted Video editing system mostly HD, whould like to get thoughts:

Software:
Win 7pro

Vegas 12 pro

After Effects latest version

Hardware: Not currently interested in SSD

ASUS - P8Z77-V MOBO

Intel - i7 3770K

Corsair - DDR3 1600 32 Gig

Thermaltake 850w

Firewire card

1 x 250 gig 10000rpm HDD - Graphics, lowers, music etc for projects

2 x 500 gig 10000rpm HDD - 1 forOS and 1 for Render

1 x 1TB 10000rpm HDD - Capture and work from

GTX 285 Video / The video card has no real use with Vegas


Current System:

Dell 730X
i7 920
24 gig ram kingston
1 x 500 gig 7200rpm
2 x 1TB 7200rpm - 1 scratch 1 render
GTX 285
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  1. The system as speced will work fine gor video editing. You have a fast CPU and plenty (32 GBs) of RAM.

    Consider the GTX 660Ti to complement your system.
  2. am thinkin about getting another 285 and doing that ol' sli thing ... Thoughts? My editing software does not get
    utilized with Vegas so the GPU just has to be decent and the 285 is a decent card (old I know) but decent
  3. Ubrales said:
    The system as speced will work fine gor video editing. You have a fast CPU and plenty (32 GBs) of RAM.

    Consider the GTX 660Ti to complement your system.



    You said will work fine, I am looking for better than fine...

    I just dont want to pay the cash for the i7 3930, which by my research wouldbe the next step

    Other thoughts?
  4. i would like to suggest you reconsider your storage solution(s)

    you're looking at $100 for each 250GBs disk and $135 for a 500GBs along with $220 for a 1 TB:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/internal-hard-drive/#t=10000&sort=a7

    i think for ~$550 you can do better:

    a ~120Gb SSD for your OS and apps

    a ~250Gb SSD for rendering and a big 3 or 4TB WD Black for your main storage.
  5. brandirawks said:
    You said will work fine, I am looking for better than fine...

    I just dont want to pay the cash for the i7 3930, which by my research wouldbe the next step

    Other thoughts?

    I just built a system with an i7 370K and 32 GBs of RAM; along with a EVGA GTX 660Ti 3 GB. Yours is a fine system; similar to my system that I consider fine.
  6. I am considering a SSD for OS, only

    and eliminate one of the 500 ...

    As of right now I am concerned with the durability of an SSD, I shoot and edit
    up to 10 projects a week, a local TV program, among other mini projects. So
    for now I want to stay HDD

    I run an 8TB Drobo for main storage ....
  7. AMD FX-8320: $170

    AMD FirePro V4900: $161

    I win at Vegas [:lutfij:4]
  8. I am a creature of habit, have been intel for many years, will stay put..

    appreciate the input
  9. brandirawks said:
    I am considering a SSD for OS, only

    and eliminate one of the 500 ...

    As of right now I am concerned with the durability of an SSD, I shoot and edit
    up to 10 projects a week, a local TV program, among other mini projects. So
    for now I want to stay HDD

    I run an 8TB Drobo for main storage ....

    i understand that, a few months ago i would not even thought to suggest an SSD for a rendering/scratch disk. however write endurance has increased substantially, what would have been a life expectancy of a few months is now a few years.

    also if your time is important; wouldn't it be a benefit to finish a rendering 10 times faster? an SSD will pay for itself several times over. but if you have the time to sit and watch the progress bar move, have at it.
  10. The SSD won't help quite that much in Vegas ... but that FirePro V4900 will give the OP his best chance :D
  11. Kindly letme in on why the FirePro is "that" gooder-ra
  12. Wisecracker said:
    The SSD won't help quite that much in Vegas ... but that FirePro V4900 will give the OP his best chance :D

    no, not using a FX-83xx an SSD won't but using a i7-3770K, the hard drive will start to be a bottleneck while rendering unless using several FX causing the render to be cpu bound.

    i mean, c'mon, get in the 21st century . .and i wonder the logic of an AMD card for cuda enabled applications, like adobe and vegas, that don't enable openCL . .

    but the OP asked for suggestions, i gave mine and now i am out.

    cheers.
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