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Yeah, just straight video rendering, nothing fancy. So, if i really only wanted to do one project at a time, I'd be better off with a really fast dual or quad core, and pretty much don't need a video card at all? Okay, i will keep that in mind. Thanks!
Haven't researched this in a while, but if I remember correctly a xeon chip is best for what you are trying to do with this secondary rig. Really depends on the program and if it can take advantage of all 8 cores or not. If not, stick to a heavily overclocked i7. If it can, try and either go super high end xeon, or 2 higher end xeons in parallel.
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I was actually watching my computer closely while it was encoding a bit earloer today. It maxes out all four of my processor cores completely. This really makes me think i should go with more cores instead of just trying to raise the ceiling on CPU speed. Hypothetically, i shold get more oomph out of an octo-core than bumping my quad-3.4 to a 4.0 or something.

So, apparently Adobe Media Encoder has been updating itself to use newer tech better. Very cool.

I'll take your suggestion and look at Xeons primarily, but now that i can make an educated guess to spread out with more cores, i think i know what i'm doing now. Thanks everyone!
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I was actually watching my computer closely while it was encoding a bit earloer today. It maxes out all four of my processor cores completely. This really makes me think i should go with more cores instead of just trying to raise the ceiling on CPU speed. Hypothetically, i shold get more oomph out of an octo-core than bumping my quad-3.4 to a 4.0 or something.

So, apparently Adobe Media Encoder has been updating itself to use newer tech better. Very cool.

I'll take your suggestion and look at Xeons primarily, but now that i can make an educated guess to spread out with more cores, i think i know what i'm doing now. Thanks everyone!

just another quick suggestion, try hitting up the adobe forums to see if you can get any more info on how the program handles cores and hyperthreading. they should at least be able to tell you what way to go (speed or cores).
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I would say that you are definitely limited by the number of cores + clock speed + the older architecture, as well as RAM. I primarily do audio editing, but I do some video work as well.

I would suggest that you look into the following, in terms of having a killer video editing workstation (and for some, a killer gaming rig)...
- 3930K, 990X, or 6/8-core LGA1366 Xeons
- P9X79WS-E, RIVE, SR-2
- 16-64GB DDR3 (1866 8-9-9-22, 2133 9-11-10-28)
- 256GB SSD for OS
- 256-512GB SSD or 2x 128-256GB SSDs in RAID0 for Projects
- 2-4x WD RE4 2-4TB HDDs in RAID0 or 10
- A solid backup drive system

You basically want as many cores with as high a clockspeed as possible paired with a lot of very fast memory and a very fast storage subsystem with both solid state and mechanical drives.

Of course, you can do well for less money, but I don't recommend any of the current AMD processors for video editing. They just aren't well suited in my experience, with the SB-E processors being the best of the consumer CPU's.
Many of these programs will swallow up as much memory as they can, and faster memory has a very tangible benefit as well.
   
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