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New Build for Video Editing and 3D Rendering.

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February 13, 2013 6:28:44 PM

Currently I'm looking to make a new build and keep it under a budget of a $1000. My goal was to build a pc that can easily render things out quickly in 3ds max or After Effects since I do alot of special effects and editing shots when I make movies. I use also use Boujou and Realflow for tracking and liquid shots, and the Rayfire plugin split objects and use Physx to give destruction a more real feel, and Fumefx to create smoke. So as you can see, I have alot in my toolbelt, but I was wonder if the list below was enough so I wouldn't have a problem with speed, or stuttering.
Show I switch to a SDD or keep the regular harddrive, will it really make a difference?
Is their a smaller case I can pick, since when picking out parts, their would seem to be obtrusion with the front usb ports?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($216.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $859.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 15:28 EST-0500)
February 13, 2013 6:32:00 PM

Don't get a 6950. Its old. Get a current card.
Get a better cooler. The coolermaster hyper 212 evo is great.
For rendering maybe look into 16gb RAM
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February 13, 2013 6:55:32 PM


B75 chipsets don't allow overclocking with K processors

More RAMs and fast disk I/O is a really big deal.

It would likely be highly advantageous for you to select a pro card from AMD or nVidia, even if it meant dropping back from the 3770k to an i5 (or AMD FX Piledriver)


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February 13, 2013 8:43:52 PM

What do you think now, thanks for the advice
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($210.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $885.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 17:44 EST-0500)
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February 13, 2013 9:30:26 PM

Looks much better.
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February 13, 2013 9:37:11 PM

Look up the software you want to use. Some is only accelerated by Nvidia CUDA processing, some works with only ATI and OpenCL, some works with both. Hardware acceleration with video cards can come in handy for effects and rendering.
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February 13, 2013 10:08:41 PM

I'll those into consideration thanks :) 
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February 14, 2013 3:29:32 PM


The point is ....

whereby your CPU can impact performance 10-20%, certain editing, effects and rendering via GPU-compute will impact performance in multiples of 2X and 3X, and beyond.

As getochkn noted, it simply takes a bit of homework on your part to see what works best for you now ... and in the future



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