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Hey,

I'm putting together a part list for my first build. The computer's primary use will be for video editing using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. I'll have to render 1080 HDSLR footage from the Canon T2i and I'm hoping to upgrade to the GH2, GH3, or Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera.
If I have the time I might play a PC game or two: BF3 or something like that.

Here are the parts:

CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU COOLER
Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

MOHTERBOARD
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

MEMORY
Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

STORAGE
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

VIDEO CARD
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card

Wireless Network Adapter
Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

CASE
Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case

CASE FAN
Antec 75024 79.0 CFM 120mm Fan

POWER SUPPLY
Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply


Here's the link to the parts list on pcpartpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/scaredcrows/saved/1B0Y

The reason I'm going for the i7 3770k is that there is a store I can buy it from near where I live for about 90 dollars cheaper than what it is online and only a handful more for what I5s go for.


Does anyone have any recommendations or thoughts on this build? I'd like to know if these parts are compatible and if I could save money anwhere without sacrificing performance. Especially if anyone has any long term experience with editing machines, will this build last me a couple of years?

Thank you.
post #2 of 6
Be advised that the new Haswell i7-4770K will be hitting stores in 3 weeks, along with a cavalcade of Z87-chipset motherboards.
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To be honest, I would look into getting a used 580 since you're on a budget, they can be found for around $200, heck, if you look in the marketplace here, I've seen 470's go for $100 - $150, which is what you're spending on the 650. It'll perform much better than the GTX 650. If you want Kepler, the minimum card I would recommend is a 660 which is ~$200.

Think of Kepler cores as 1/2 as Fermi cores when working with Premiere, plus the memory bandwidth is also very important, which the 650 lacks vs 4xx / 5xx series.

GTX 650 memory bandwidth is 80GB/s ( 384 cores / 2 = 192 Fermi cores )
GTX 660 memory bandwidth is 144GB/s ( 960 cores / 2 = 480 Fermi cores )
GTX 580 memory bandwidth is 192.4GB/s ( 512 cores )

As you can see, the 580 is a much better overall choice for editing in Adobe Premiere.

My rig was built for video editing in Premiere primarily, I've looked into this a lot. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Be advised that the new Haswell i7-4770K will be hitting stores in 3 weeks, along with a cavalcade of Z87-chipset motherboards.

Actually. I advise that he waits for haswell, and then tries to pick up a i7 2600K for cheap (I think the store he is talking about is microcenter, and they might put the 2600K on clearance),

@ OP:

Skip the H100 and go for a hyper 212 evo.

Pick up an asrock z77 extreme 4 instead of the gigabyte board.

Switch the case to a nzxt 210 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075 )

Switch the PSU to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132 (it is modular, can supply more power, and it is 50 bucks after sale and MIR)

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY AWAY FROM TOSHIBA!!!!!! I can not stress this enough. They are probably the worst company for hard drives that I can think of. They die on me all the time. These single TB per platter seagate drives are fast, cheap, and reliable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840 .

With all the money that you would have saved with this type of a build, buy 32GB of ram since video editing loves more ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226317 and buy a used GTX 670 or 680 depending on the price.

Adobe uses cuda computing, so having more cuda cores and a faster card is going to make your video editing process go a lot quicker. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 6
I agree with 2010rig based on current conditions.

GTX 570/580 is a better buy for you.


http://legitreviews.com/article/2127/


http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CS6-GPU-Acceleration-162/
^ Premiere is not very GPU sensitive

(In the future it may not hold true since AMD is accelerating Adobe products with OpenCL.)
Edited by AlphaC - 5/14/13 at 7:27pm
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/scaredcrows/saved/1DQz

Here is an updated list.

Thanks everyone for the advice.

The only thing I am still up in the air about is the video card....

Between the 670 and 680 and the 570 and 580...would the 660 be a suitable middle ground?

I may switch to the 580 based on everyone's recommendations, but that's quite a price jump.

Thanks again guys for the feedback!
Edited by jhughes630 - 5/24/13 at 9:56am
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