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my friend is about to buy a £1000 pound Dell computer.. I've stopped him
and told him to make one for much cheaper, heres some things he does and doesn't do..hopefully you can help me pick which is the best route for him

he hardly ever games
he doesn't want to overclock, even though i'd tried convincing him

he uses
corel video studio prox4 & corel video studio pro x2
adobe after effects cs3
combustion 4

he wants atleast 1tb hardrive the more reliable the better, also the mobo has to have firewire for his video editing stuff

he needs his editing to be super fast! and alround fast & reliable computer
Edited by Asus11 - 10/22/11 at 5:06pm
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2600k with a z68 chipset to use the QuickSync feature.
    
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what is this quicksync feature your talkin about?
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post #4 of 18
2600K all day! Or get the regular 2600 if he doesnt want to OC. Although you can secretly OC it without him knowing

Some Samsung 1TB F3's there extremly reliable and super cheap.
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
2600k with a z68 chipset to use the QuickSync feature.
QuickSync isn't supported by many programs.

Get a 2600K, for AE id recommend minimum of 1600mhz 8gb of ram, you'd probably want to throw in 12gb. The cpu can handle encoding easily.

Since he doesn't game, I'd recommend just a 560Ti, or even a 570, should be enough.
Edited by manifest3r - 10/22/11 at 5:13pm
 
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post #6 of 18
quick syn is when you utilize the integraded GPu in the 2600k to speed up video transcoding etc and you can also switch between Discrete GPu and Intergraed on the fly and if your friend wants to use adobe primere which utilizes cuda you can add a 460/470 or 560 just to make it that much easier
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I would suggest a 6 core Xeon CPU, 8-12 GBs of RAM, and maybe an SSD for storing assets, and a GTX 570 for OpenGL previewing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by c0ld View Post
2600K all day! Or get the regular 2600 if he doesnt want to OC. Although you can secretly OC it without him knowing

Some Samsung 1TB F3's there extremly reliable and super cheap.
i've had a few of samsungs f3s I really don't think theyre reliable, break within 6 months with me
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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post
he doesn't want to overclock
...and yet everyone makes the knee-jerk 2600k recommendation.

OP - What program does he use for NLE work?
post #10 of 18
i7 2600, 12GB Ram, GTX560/570, Z68, 1TB F3's + P128 for OS.

Sorted.
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