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post #1 of 23
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Hey everyone, first time on here and by the looks of it I've picked an awesome forum to join.

What I'm wanting to do is to build a PC mainly for video editing and 3d rendering but also to play games on. I don't play anything too intensive, just WOW, Diablo and wanting to get into LOL but would be nice to run them on top settings of course.

I currently use a 2010 Mac Book Pro 15" so its gonna be hard to convert but times are a changing and I need more power.

The parts I'm looking at getting are listed here

http://pricespy.co.nz/list.php?l=70085&view=m

Could you please give me your thoughts on my list and if anyone has experience with a similar build in terms of rendering in programs like Premiere, After Effects and Maya in full HD video please let me know how it has faired.

Thanks
post #2 of 23
Where are those prices coming from!?
I suggest you use PCPartpicker for your list. Last time I checked the i7-3770K is $329 from Newegg.
Also, do you have a Microcenter near you?
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post #3 of 23
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Woops sorry forgot to mention I live in New Zealand smile.gif, those prices are in New Zealand dollars, It would be about $400 cheaper for me to order parts from the US but if I have issues with any of them it becomes a hassle to try and return stuff
post #4 of 23
The parts you listed aren't too bad, but if I'm honest I think you would be better off getting an i5 3570K, 8GB RAM and a 650w PSU. I think the i7 and 16GB RAM is overkill tongue.gif
   
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post #5 of 23
Ah, that explains a lot.
Yup, your parts look good, except for the PSU. I would recommend an Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, and a Rosewill Capstone series if available.
Derp, how did I not see the .nz.
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post #6 of 23
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Andrew - why the different CPU? What is the 3770 more geared towards?

Fun - Haha all good about not seeing that, easy to miss. Will look at a different PSU, part picker recommends only 350w for it, does this sound right to you?
post #7 of 23

Hmm...everything so far looks good...the only caveat I have with the build is the lack of the essentials for video editing...

 

I would get the max RAM of what the board can support since you're doing AE/PM as well as additional HDDs. I would change the Seagates to WD Blacks or WD Raptors, 1 for RAW files and 1 for RENDER files and of course a back-up drive (doesn't matter what brand) for all your render files. Trust me, when you loose work near a deadline due to HDD failure (I still curse seagates with a passion because of that) you'll be kicking yourself when you don't have your back-ups handy.

 

And then...the issue with the PSU, I'd suggest getting at least a quality 500W PSU from this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

Other than those 2 issues, I don't see anything else that could be changed unless you want to change your ODD from DVD to BR.

 

Also there are ways around not changing your OS but I guess you already know what I'm talking about.

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Doing video editing and 3d rendering, you will probably benefit from the hyperthreading on the 3770K. I would change the PSU as others have suggested but also the RAM. That kit runs at 1.65V, not 1.9v as the site suggests, but it's still too high IMO. I ran 12GB of that RAM - 2 x 2GB and 2 x 4GB for over a year with a 2500K until my computer refused to POST one day. It gave me a memory error code and after much swearing and putting different RAM modules in different slots, it finally booted and ran. I couldn't get it to accept the other two sticks of RAM though. When i upgraded to a 3570K and a new board, I checked all the RAM with memtest and it passed. All the RAM slots on my new board worked fine but when I put my 2500k in there, It still refused to POST with 4 RAM slots occupied. I can only conclude that running RAM at 1.65V over a prolonged period of time had damaged the memory controller. I see no reason to go for the 1.65v kits when 1.5v kits are just as cheap or very little more smile.gif
 
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post #9 of 23
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Personal vendetta against Seagate? tongue.gif Will look into the WD's are they more reliable from your experience? Nearly lost a project at the end of a 48 Hours competition but rendering finished 5 minutes before the save went corrupt smile.gif

I have a small idea of what you mean with keeping with OSX but doesn't that only work with certain parts?
post #10 of 23
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Andrew - why the different CPU? What is the 3770 more geared towards?

High intensity coding where more threads are better. For video editing, the i7 would be better, but unless you are going to make a lot of money on the videos the time saved (not very much) isn't worth the extra money.
   
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