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So for the past couple of days I've been researching on parts for a Custom PC I am planning on building. I do video editing on the Adobe Suite and I will generally use this PC for editing.

After hours of googling and looking through forum sites I've come down to the following options:

1) Working with hours and gigs of video, I can't store all of the on my PC hard drive, I have to keep my footage on external Hard drives. I thought a good option for this would be using Thunderbolt connections. For the motherboard My top choice was the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH because of the dual thunderbolt connections.

2) As a processor I'm stuck between two options. I don't know if I should go with the $1,049 Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition or the $569 Intel Core i7-3930K . Now there almost a $500 difference but comparing them on Intel's own site, there are only a couple digit differences between the specifications.

Would getting the Intel Core i7-3930K really make a huge difference on the speed of the computer?

3) The most important task my PC needs to accomplish is rendering and handling very high quality videos and software. As a video card I'm really stuck. I've been reading reviews of the $1,799 NVIDIA QUADRO K5000 . However, one problem is that it is too expensive.

Would it be better to get the NVIDIA QUADRO K5000 or create an equivalent SLI connection? If I get something like the $499 GeForce GTX 680 and create an SLI with a lower model video card, will I be able to create an SLI with the NVIDIA QUADRO K5000 ?

4) As for the power supply I'm going to purchase the Crossfire TX850 which I believe is good enough for the setup. As for the rest (HARD DRIVE, OPTICAL DRIVE AND CASE) I believe that two SDDs and one HDD will be enough. The rest should be easy.

THE MAIN PROBLEM IS IF ALL OF THESE PARTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH EACHOTHER?!?! From my research they seem okay, but I'm new to building a custom PC. So, If I said anything wring above or "believed" something wrong feel free to correct or criticize me smile.gif Also, If you have better setups PLEASE feel free to leave them down below. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!

***** As for setting up the BIOS, I have a friend who knows how to do things like that, he says hell help me with everything, just wont help me select the hardware smile.gif ********
post #2 of 9
1. That's a pretty good motherboard but it won't work with the processors you want since the motherboard won't accept Socket 2011 CPUs, only LGA 1155 CPUs.

2. You should go with the i7-3930K, the i7-3970x is a rip off and the only reason why anyone would want one is to show off on the internet, spend your money elsewhere.

3. If you're just doing video editing, you won't need a Quadro, you'll do just fine with a Nvidia GTX card or an AMD Radeon.

4. The power supply you selected might be a tad overkill.

I'll give you a list of parts perfect for your needs, just need to know what your budget is, will you be gaming (and at what resolution), what (video editing software you use) and how much storage you'll need, what kind of cases do you like etc.

Just let me know and I'll sort you out! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by eturkyolu View Post

So for the past couple of days I've been researching on parts for a Custom PC I am planning on building. I do video editing on the Adobe Suite and I will generally use this PC for editing.

After hours of googling and looking through forum sites I've come down to the following options:

1) Working with hours and gigs of video, I can't store all of the on my PC hard drive, I have to keep my footage on external Hard drives. I thought a good option for this would be using Thunderbolt connections. For the motherboard My top choice was the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH because of the dual thunderbolt connections.

2) As a processor I'm stuck between two options. I don't know if I should go with the $1,049 Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition or the $569 Intel Core i7-3930K . Now there almost a $500 difference but comparing them on Intel's own site, there are only a couple digit differences between the specifications.

Would getting the Intel Core i7-3930K really make a huge difference on the speed of the computer?

3) The most important task my PC needs to accomplish is rendering and handling very high quality videos and software. As a video card I'm really stuck. I've been reading reviews of the $1,799 NVIDIA QUADRO K5000 . However, one problem is that it is too expensive.

Would it be better to get the NVIDIA QUADRO K5000 or create an equivalent SLI connection? If I get something like the $499 GeForce GTX 680 and create an SLI with a lower model video card, will I be able to create an SLI with the NVIDIA QUADRO K5000 ?

4) As for the power supply I'm going to purchase the Crossfire TX850 which I believe is good enough for the setup. As for the rest (HARD DRIVE, OPTICAL DRIVE AND CASE) I believe that two SDDs and one HDD will be enough. The rest should be easy.

THE MAIN PROBLEM IS IF ALL OF THESE PARTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH EACHOTHER?!?! From my research they seem okay, but I'm new to building a custom PC. So, If I said anything wring above or "believed" something wrong feel free to correct or criticize me smile.gif Also, If you have better setups PLEASE feel free to leave them down below. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!

***** As for setting up the BIOS, I have a friend who knows how to do things like that, he says hell help me with everything, just wont help me select the hardware smile.gif ********

I think you ought to let us know what your budget is and what the specific purpose of your new computer is(other than video editing with adobe suite). I'm not trying to be harsh/unhelpful or anything but with considering you're buying really expensive parts( Quadro K5000) and you lack some very basic knowledge(i.e. that the 3930k and Z77 motherboard you listed are not compatible and that you called the Corsair TX850 the Crossfire TX850) any mistake you make would probably be very very costly.
    
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Thanks For the Reply!

Right now the total cost is at +$4000. However a total cost of ~$3500 would be great! It would make it easier for my wallet smile.gif
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1. That's a pretty good motherboard but it won't work with the processors you want since the motherboard won't accept Socket 2011 CPUs, only LGA 1155 CPUs.

2. You should go with the i7-3930K, the i7-3970x is a rip off and the only reason why anyone would want one is to show off on the internet, spend your money elsewhere.

3. If you're just doing video editing, you won't need a Quadro, you'll do just fine with a Nvidia GTX card or an AMD Radeon.

4. The power supply you selected might be a tad overkill.

I'll give you a list of parts perfect for your needs, just need to know what your budget is, will you be gaming (and at what resolution), what (video editing software you use) and how much storage you'll need, what kind of cases do you like etc.

Just let me know and I'll sort you out! thumb.gif

Wow! Thanks For The Reply!

1) Is the mother board compatible with the i7-3930K? If the mother board is not compatible, are there any motherboards who have Thunderbolt Connection but do support the processor?

3) Right now I'm primarily working on video editing, however soon I would like to start learning 3D animation.

Pardon me for having some technical errors and forgetting to write some basic information, I had to write this at 4 in the morning!

As I said I would primarily work on video editing. Right now I use Adobe Suite. But with my future PC i would like to start using DaVinci for color correcting (which I heard requires very good hardware) and later on 3Ds Max.

I am not planning on gaming on this PC.

As for storage, If I can find a mother board with Thunderbolt connection, I would work off external hard drives. So the main storage on my PC does not have to be big. Maybe a Solid State for Boot and a 1tb (Whatever is necessary) for storage.

Cases do not really matter, as long as it is the color black.

With the products on my list, the total was +$4000, however a price ~$3500 would be much better for me,

THANK YOU!
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um well somehow i doubt you need anything near this spec...i would worry more about storage for video editing as raw footage takes up a lot of space...consider at least 6 TB of space...an I7 setup with plenty of ram should be good for editing...but do keep in mind that a single 8Gb dvd movie extracted with a lossless codec turns into 50 Gb of raw footage...
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I think you ought to let us know what your budget is and what the specific purpose of your new computer is(other than video editing with adobe suite). I'm not trying to be harsh/unhelpful or anything but with considering you're buying really expensive parts( Quadro K5000) and you lack some very basic knowledge(i.e. that the 3930k and Z77 motherboard you listed are not compatible and that you called the Corsair TX850 the Crossfire TX850) any mistake you make would probably be very very costly.

No offense Taken! I am not really a PC builder and all of the parts above were from researching, I needed professional help to see if they were compatible before I bought them, SO THANKS FOR THAT smile.gif !

My main purpose is to edit with Adobe software, DaVince Resolve for color correcting, and later on for 3Ds Max for 3D editing.

The most important thing for me is the render time and render quality thus the reason why I chose the Quadro K5000, which I read to be one of the best. Now if this product is going to give me a better performance than a couple GTX or ATI connections, I would rather go with the K5000.

My Budget for this project right now with the items listed above are +$4000. However, a price total at ~$3500 would be much better for me!

BTW I wrote the OP at 4 am which caused more mistakes with the already bare knowledge I had thus the reason for calling the Corsair TX50 the Crossfire TX850.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
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Originally Posted by ibleedspeed View Post

um well somehow i doubt you need anything near this spec...i would worry more about storage for video editing as raw footage takes up a lot of space...consider at least 6 TB of space...an I7 setup with plenty of ram should be good for editing...but do keep in mind that a single 8Gb dvd movie extracted with a lossless codec turns into 50 Gb of raw footage...

If I can find a compatible motherboard with the thunderbolt connection, I think storage will not be a big problem
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($104.94 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($291.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($291.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 6000 6GB Video Card ($2265.84 @ Compuvest)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3943.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 04:30 EDT-0400)

Since nobody has given you a build suggestion I've gone ahead with what's above. Now before you look at this and assume/think that it's good build advice, I have to be honest I don't really know what's required of a video editing/3ds max computer. I'm absolutely clueless whether 16GB of ram is too much/not enough or if 2133mhz benefits you. Heck I'm not even sure if you'd benefit from a Quadro at all. My only suggestion would actually be to go onto a 3ds max forum and or video editing forum and ask for build advice. I can however easily recommend the 3930k over the 3960x/3970x and would recommend you overclock for extra gains(hence why I included an overpowered PSU + Liquid cooling).

Good luck in finding a build that suits your needs. I'm sorry I can't be of much help.
    
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