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Hi all!

My brother is currently working as a freelance photographer and he wants a computer to edit the video and photo he takes. I am hoping you guys can help me out with a build! As I am located in Singapore, it will be really hard for me to give you guys a budget (in USD) as the price difference is so much. So I will be linking a price list of a local shop. My brother said that be would be using most Adobe programs like Premiere pro CS6, After Effects CS6, Lightroom 5, Photoshop and so on (He says that he isn't intending to work with 4k for now).
He has a budget of $2000 and this has to include the system itself and a screen that would be suitable for video / photo editing. Preferably around 23-24". For the case, he doesn't care about the look, he just wants something not too bulky and has dust filter.

I do have some questions. Will have a monitor with a bigger resolution be better as he will have more workspace or would have 2 monitors be better? And as compared to gaming, how much more performance will be gained from overclocking?


CPU:
CPU cooler:
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Memory:
Video card:
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PriceList: http://imgur.com/2hPNqDl


Thank you so much for taking your time for reading this!


EDIT: Using PC Part Picker. A rig that would cost ~SGD 2000 will cost ~USD 1400. Please use this price if it would make it easier for you to recommend parts smile.gif
Edited by cisys - 11/5/15 at 4:52pm
    
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Can you provide a link to a store in Singapore where you can buy computer parts?
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Can you provide a link to a store in Singapore where you can buy computer parts?

We usually get our parts from shops physically so there isnt any online shop! I just noticed that I could have just calculated a pc that would cost ~2000 here into PC Part Picker and see roughly how much it would be in USD. Here is the PC Part Picker List:http: //pcpartpicker.com/p/JmrkNG

According to the list my PC would cost USD 1400. Would that make it easier to pick our parts?

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We usually get our parts from shops physically so there isnt any online shop! I just noticed that I could have just calculated a pc that would cost ~2000 here into PC Part Picker and see roughly how much it would be in USD. Here is the PC Part Picker List:http: //pcpartpicker.com/p/JmrkNG

According to the list my PC would cost USD 1400. Would that make it easier to pick our parts?

Thank you! biggrin.gif
Drop down to Skylake instead and save the money on the CPU and motherboard and spend the amount saved on a better video card and PSU instead.
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Drop down to Skylake instead and save the money on the CPU and motherboard and spend the amount saved on a better video card and PSU instead.

Wouldn't video/photo editing be more CPU intensive vs. GPU intensive? Seems like he would benefit more from the extra CPU cores than the extra GPU power...
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Wouldn't video/photo editing be more CPU intensive vs. GPU intensive? Seems like he would benefit more from the extra CPU cores than the extra GPU power...
If he program he is using supports CUDA then the video card plays a huge role as CUDA can really speed up the editing.
So the video card does actually matter for editing, and if the program cant use the two extra cores then it makes more sense to have the extra CUDA cores then the two extra CPU cores.

I use DVDFab 9 and Powerdirector 13 and holy crap its a hell of lot faster when using H264 with CUDA vs not using CUDA.
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If he program he is using supports CUDA then the video card plays a huge role as CUDA can really speed up the editing.
So the video card does actually matter for editing, and if the program cant use the two extra cores then it makes more sense to have the extra CUDA cores then the two extra CPU cores.

I use DVDFab 9 and Powerdirector 13 and holy crap its a hell of lot faster when using H264 with CUDA vs not using CUDA.

I didn't know that... thanks for the info!
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I didn't know that... thanks for the info!
I tried making an hour and a half movie in DVDFap9 with H265 in MP4 and it said it would take 8 hours to do.
That was way to long so i used H264 MP4 with CUDA instead and the whole movie took half an hour to make.

Thats 16 times faster so it does make a big difference.
Edited by shilka - 11/6/15 at 1:58am
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Thats 16 times faster so it does make a big difference.

And put a different way... "Time is money"
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Thank you guys so much for the replies! Do you guys have any recommendations on parts that my brother should look into?

EDIT: Not sure how much this information will help with the parts section. I asked my brother what programs is his "top priority" and he said "premier pro , after effects, light room and Photoshop". Not sure if these programs relies on different components.
Edited by cisys - 11/6/15 at 9:21am
    
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