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Hello!

I've been asked to design a video editing computer for a friend who makes documentaries that would come in under $3,000. And of course they specifically requested that there be no lag or system crashes. I have a decent amount of experience with this, but I wanted to pass the spec list by the OCN forums to see if perhaps I've missed anything or if anybody has any suggestions for modifications.

I've tried to tailor the machine specifically to this person's needs and the software that they use (initially Sony Vegas with a planned upgrade to the Adobe Creative Suite.) I've also applied my own past experience as a video editor, for example in choosing to liquid cool the CPU since rendering can potentially cause it to overheat.

Here's my draft spec list so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7 GHz (Turbo 3.9 GHz) Quad-Core CPU
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LE LGA 2011 Intel X79 Motherboard
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Power Supply: Corsair HX Series HX650 650 Watt Gold Certified Power Supply
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaw X Series 16 GB (4x4GB)
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB
Audio Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX 192Khz Audio Interface
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Liquid CPU Cooler
System Drive: Samsung 840 250GB Internal Solid State Drive
Storage Drive: Western Digital Black 3TB (7200 RPM / 64MB Cache)
Backup Drive: Western Digital 4TB External Hard Drive
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Network Adaptor: Amped Wireless UA600 High Power Wireless-300-N USB Adaptor
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case
Monitor: Samsung Glossy Black 27" Widescreen LED Monitor
Speakers: M-Audio AV 40 Studio Reference Monitor Speakers
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech Optical USB Black 3 Button / 1 Wheel B100 Mouse

This all comes out to about $2,800 on Newegg.com

Let me walk through a few of the choices that I made here...

* I opted against a professional-grade system with a Xeon CPU and Quadro graphics card primarily due to cost, but also because the person is probably not quite at the level where it's necessary.

* As such I selected a good mid-range quad-core CPU paired with a good mid-range graphics card so that all video files can be rapidly decompressed without lag when moving back and forth through the sequence and so that final rendering doesn't take too long. With that said I've debated suggesting an upgrade to a hexacore CPU.

* I've had very good personal experience with the ASUS Xonar Essence STX paired with the M-Audio speakers for both professional editing and common everyday computer tasks.

* The person uses only compressed video formats and documentary films don't tend to have many layers in the project, so I didn't see the need for RAID in this system, except possibly for redundancy. And in case the person feels the need to upgrade their storage in the future, I'd probably recommend just buying a LaCie external RAID.

Sooooooo... does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Does this look like a good system? Are there any compatibility issues that I may have overlooked? Will it all fit in that Corsair Obsidian Case I picked out?

Thank you all so much!

PS If this needs to be moved to a different forum let me know! I wasn't sure exactly where to put this)
Edited by MattLP - 3/8/14 at 12:35pm
post #2 of 45
You dont need 760 watts for a GTX 760 unless you are going with 3 of them

A good 650 watts could power two of them

Also why not a 4820K?
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post #3 of 45
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Thank you shilka! Both are great points!

I wasn't sure about the wattage so I'm glad you brought that up.

Also I'm revising the draft specs with a 4820K.
post #4 of 45
I understand that this person will be working with compressed footage, but that can mean a lot of different things depending on the hardware being used to perform the recording, and at what resolution. A common professional portable recorder like the Convergent Design Odyssey supports a wide range of compression levels, some of which may still be taxing for a traditional mechanical drive to keep up with while editing/playback/export etc. For the remainder of this post, I am going to operate on the assumption that we are dealing with 1080P footage compressed to UNDER 320Mb/s (approximately 4:1 from raw). In which case, single mechy drives will work just fine as project drives.


The primary benefit to the X79 platform is access to quad channel memory, up to 64GB system memory, more PCIE lanes, more SATA ports, and additional CPU cores.
  1. There is no meaningful performance scaling going from dual channel to quad channel memory in video editing workloads. No benefit.
  2. Video editing programs don't actually use all that much memory. Even 4K video editing in raw runs without going to the scratch disk on machines with 16GB of system RAM. No benefit.
  3. Performance scaling for multiple high end GPUs is limited to 4K work, the only reason for all the extra PCIE lanes, would be for a large GPU configuration. Not the case here. No benefit.
  4. An external RAID solution eliminates the advantages of the multiple SATA controllers on the X79 platform, as that would undoubtedly be connected via a proprietary PCIE controller. No benefit.
  5. Additional CPU cores DO scale well for rendering and export performance, if you don't buy the hex core, then there is no performance advantage to the X79 platform for this build. No benefit.

The ONLY way to justify the X79 platform for this build, is if you drop an E5-1650V2 on it. (or the i7-4930K). Otherwise it is a total and utter waste.

The E3-1230V3, is ~5-10% faster than the i7-3820 in this type of workload, dissipates ~30% less power, and costs substantially less to implement on a good quality H87/B85 motherboard and a ~$50 HSF.


GPU accelerated performance scaling is highly dependent on the specific function and resolution, however, where it tends to make the most relevant differences is in export stage where the video is being trans-coded for preparation to media/broadcast. Take note of the following: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CC-Professional-GPU-Acceleration-502/

Notice how for 1080P encoding, the X79 platform dominates across the board of tests with performance boosts relative to the increased core count (a benefit you would be negating if you skip the hex core on that platform). However, performance STOPS scaling above ~K4000. FYI: The K4000 is the same piece of hardware as a GTX650Ti Boost (but with a lower clock). On the Z87 platform, the scaling comes to a stop even earlier, with GeForce equivalents that can be had for ~$100 (GTX650 = K2000). What this means to me, is that an investment in the GTX760, may be wasted on a pairing with a quad core Intel for a video toaster machine that will be working on 1080P footage.


Conclusion?

I think if you put an E3-1230V3 on a ~$100 H87 board with a 2x8GB kit, a $50 HSF, and a GTX650/GTX650Ti/HD7790/260X/HD7850, you could cut the cost of this machine by $300-400 with no noticeable change in performance.

On the other hand, if you DO want more performance than this, the E5-1650V2/i7-4930K are the way to get it, and then I would suggest bumping up the GPU to the GTX660/760/HD7870/270X class just for piece of mind.
     
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post #5 of 45
Almost forgot to add you cant use a 4820K on that motherboard you picked unless you update the BIOS first

Think it has a USB BIOS flash option so you dont need to buy a 3820 to update the BIOS before you can use the 4820K

Or you could go for the Asus X79 Deluxe that board will work with the 4820K out of the box
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What about
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Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/36uzE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/36uzE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($568.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA 151-SE-E779-K3 XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($156.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Titanium Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $2189.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I advise against the use of any memory with an overclocked speed profile for use in a desktop workstation that...
  1. Has no anticipated workloads that will bottleneck on the memory bus at supported speeds anyway
  2. Has stable, error free operation as a high priority.
There's no reason to include this extra piece of complication. If the "end user" ever had to diagnose the system, resetting BIOS to defaults, it would be best to have memory in place that could be easily just "set" to XMP profiles without concern about manually adjusting voltage or timings or speeds to ensure stability. Stick to 1866/1600MT/s 1.5V kits.

I advise against the use of an EVGA gaming oriented motherboard for a workstation rig. Functionally it would likely work fine but EVGA's motherboard division does not share the same sort of positive history that their GPU division has. Poor resale value down the road compared to Asus/Giga IMO.


I STRONGLY advise against the FX-9590 for any professional workstation. It is a chip for AMD enthusiasts, overclockers, tuners, etc. It is sold on a razors edge of stability and dissipates almost twice as much power as an E5-1650V2. A dust load on the HSF on a long export could trash a whole nights worth of exporting. Not worth being that close to the limits.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod View Post

I advise against the use of any memory with an overclocked speed profile for use in a desktop workstation that...
  1. Has no anticipated workloads that will bottleneck on the memory bus at supported speeds anyway
  2. Has stable, error free operation as a high priority.
There's no reason to include this extra piece of complication. If the "end user" ever had to diagnose the system, resetting BIOS to defaults, it would be best to have memory in place that could be easily just "set" to XMP profiles without concern about manually adjusting voltage or timings or speeds to ensure stability. Stick to 1866/1600MT/s 1.5V kits.

I advise against the use of an EVGA gaming oriented motherboard for a workstation rig. Functionally it would likely work fine but EVGA's motherboard division does not share the same sort of positive history that their GPU division has. Poor resale value down the road compared to Asus/Giga IMO.


I STRONGLY advise against the FX-9590 for any professional workstation. It is a chip for AMD enthusiasts, overclockers, tuners, etc. It is sold on a razors edge of stability and dissipates almost twice as much power as an E5-1650V2. A dust load on the HSF on a long export could trash a whole nights worth of exporting. Not worth being that close to the limits.

Perfect Advise
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod View Post

I advise against the use of any memory with an overclocked speed profile for use in a desktop workstation that...
  1. Has no anticipated workloads that will bottleneck on the memory bus at supported speeds anyway
  2. Has stable, error free operation as a high priority.
There's no reason to include this extra piece of complication. If the "end user" ever had to diagnose the system, resetting BIOS to defaults, it would be best to have memory in place that could be easily just "set" to XMP profiles without concern about manually adjusting voltage or timings or speeds to ensure stability. Stick to 1866/1600MT/s 1.5V kits.

I advise against the use of an EVGA gaming oriented motherboard for a workstation rig. Functionally it would likely work fine but EVGA's motherboard division does not share the same sort of positive history that their GPU division has. Poor resale value down the road compared to Asus/Giga IMO.


I STRONGLY advise against the FX-9590 for any professional workstation. It is a chip for AMD enthusiasts, overclockers, tuners, etc. It is sold on a razors edge of stability and dissipates almost twice as much power as an E5-1650V2. A dust load on the HSF on a long export could trash a whole nights worth of exporting. Not worth being that close to the limits.
+1, This.
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