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i5 2500k or i7 2600k for HD Video Editing

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Simple question (hopefully). Friend wants a computer for video editing HD. He will more than likely be using a program like Premiere Pro or Cyberlink Powerstudio. The most important part for him is making a change to the video and having the window that shows what change you made run smoothly. It runs pretty smoothly on my system (i5 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz - I plan to OC his to the same).

The problem is, I am unsure if my other components are compensating. I have one of the fastest SSD's (M4) and 2x6870's.

Here is what I was considering for a build:

CPU:
i5 2500k OR i7 2600k @ 4.5 Ghz

GPU:
NVIDIA 9600 GT OR GTX 560 TI (depending on how much of an impact GPU has on video editing)

Memory:
16 GB (4x4 GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM

Mobo:
One that can do 8x/8x SLI/CrossFirex (either P67 or Z68)

PSU:
Quality 700-800 watt (for room to grow)

Blu-Ray Burner

HDD:
64 GB SSD Boot Drive OR 120 GB SSD Boot/Video Editing Drive, or just 1 TB HDD (depending on how much an SSD helps with video editing)


Thanks for the info
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2600k if he's editing a lot for sure. You might need the 1TB drive in there too. The 120GB SSD seems small, but I guess if you are editing smaller videos it'll be ok and the speed would be nice.
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post #3 of 9
If the storage drive or GPU are compensating, that means it relies on them and even a Core i7 2600K wouldn't help, at least that's in theory. I'd be more inclined to say you wouldn't need the Core i7 in that case, but for the fact we're talking about editing and such, I'd just grab it anyway if you can.

You're really better off researching what that specific program needs/benefits from so far as GPUs/storage go first though.
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Hey seabiscuit, first of all which software are you planning on using, and are you recording HD or non-HD ????
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I've used Premiere Pro but my buddy won't be using that. I am pretty sure I will suggest he use Sony Vegas 11. I just downloaded the trial, installed it to my HDD and it ran perfectly smooth with my rig. Granted I have the Crossfire'd 6870's, but I think a single GTX 560 Ti with an OC'd i5 2500 will suite him just fine...
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Al right up to my understanding and what Adobe post on its website, a GTX 560 Ti isn't compatible you should go with a GTX 570 see this website

http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/extend.html
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Al right up to my understanding and what Adobe post on its website, a GTX 560 Ti isn't compatible you should go with a GTX 570 see this website
http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/extend.html

Didn't he just say his buddy is going to use Vegas?

@OP, you should let your friend get that 2600k as it will be very useful if he does a lot of editting.That 560 Ti will hep though and speed things up a bit.
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Oh I am sorry didn't noticed it.

Well I do agree with tr4656, he should get the 2600K
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I would say 2600k, due to the Hyperthreading. A lot of video editing applications really utililze that stuff. I would get a F3 or something for extra storage too. The SSD would be great boot drive and program storage while the HDD will store larger files such as the videos and pictures. Definatly the 560ti, 9600gt will take forever to process. It is even worse than a 8800gt. Consider any GPU with 1gb of Vram and up. Like a 1.5gb would help a bit. Hope that helps smile.gif
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