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Help with video editing (Adobe Premier / After Effects)build - $500+/-

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February 25, 2013 3:41:38 PM

So I need to finally upgrade my old pc and have been out of the custom building world for over 5 years. Use to do it when I was younger but am not update with the new boards and cpus etc. out there.

Want to build a rig that can withstand me editing large res gopro action footage and already have a few parts. I know editing requires a lot of ram and cpu power so that are my too big concerns and also possibly staying with a smaller form factor if possible like mini itx. Standard would be fine but don't want a huge gamin tower that's blasting away. So I am looking for some recommendations from you guys. Here is what I have so far:

Have/don't need:
1. HD
2. Monitor
3. PSU
4. Optical drive
5. GPU
6. OS

Need: + My build so far http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9k0D

1. Motherboard
2. CPU - (Like the Intel Core i5-3570K for $190)
3. Ram - 16 gigs
4. Case

Computer usage:

1. Editing of hi-res gopro footage in Adobe Suite
2. Want a smaller tower if price of components doesn't change dramatically $$$


So I am thinking $500 should get me a pretty decent setup but should I wait for the new processors to come out his spring?
Going off pcpartspicker it looks like I should easily be in range. Intel better then AMD when it comes it editing? I don't have a preference and will not be overclocking on this system.
February 25, 2013 4:08:03 PM

500 dollars wont get you a very decent setup but if you only need the mobo, cpu, ram, and case, it can be done to a certain degree.

if you dont have a psu that is made by a brand name (antec, corsair, seasonic, xfx), id suggest a change

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FUZN

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78420&vpn=KHX16C10B1BK...

things that id do to speed up the build is get a gtx 660ti or higher in the video card department as CUDA cores can help out with rendering
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February 25, 2013 4:08:42 PM

you will need a GPU. the e3 1230v2 is a i7 3770 without graphics
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February 25, 2013 4:24:47 PM

TheBigTroll said:
500 dollars wont get you a very decent setup but if you only need the mobo, cpu, ram, and case, it can be done to a certain degree.

if you dont have a psu that is made by a brand name (antec, corsair, seasonic, xfx), id suggest a change

get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FUZN

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78420&vpn=KHX16C10B1BK...

things that id do to speed up the build is get a gtx 660ti or higher in the video card department as CUDA cores can help out with rendering


Thanks for the reply. I think $500 is easily doable with the parts I already have.

Here is what I have so far.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9k0D

Any reason why you would choose the xeon over the i5? I have a microcenter right near me so I can pick up the i5 for the $190 price. That is why I ask.

I have a ATI hd5770 which should hold me over just fine as far as the card goes and a antec 500 watt psu so that should be good to go as well.

That rams looks like a great deal just never dealt with that website.
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February 25, 2013 4:35:10 PM


the xeon is a i7 3770 but for the price of a i5. if you are near a microcenter, you might as well pick p the i7 3770k at that rate

the video card is for CUDA accleration. its not really for the display

the site is from canada. they set up a warehouse in California 2 years ago and now offer great prices to americans. highly recommend them. they also price match
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February 25, 2013 4:43:38 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the xeon is a i7 3770 but for the price of a i5. if you are near a microcenter, you might as well pick p the i7 3770k at that rate

the video card is for CUDA accleration. its not really for the display

the site is from canada. they set up a warehouse in California 2 years ago and now offer great prices to americans. highly recommend them. they also price match


Gotcha. The performance benefit gonna be that big from the i5 to the i7? I pass microcenter on the way to work and they have both the i5 and i7 in stock at the $189 and $229 prices.
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February 25, 2013 7:29:10 PM

the difference is around 30-40% if you are doing work
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