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If you were going to build a machine that would be a nice machine for doing some AVCHD video editing what would you suggest? This is kind of a survey I guess as to what would you put in it? Budget is around $2000
Edited by ingeborgdot - 1/3/11 at 12:39pm
    
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I will put together a complete system for you give me 5min you want two SSD in raid 0 and ram that runs at high speeds like 2500mhz
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Im sorry and two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product

you can flash them into $400 6970's
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That kind of goes over the 2k budget. It looks like some nice stuff.
    
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Best of the Best that air cooling unit will push you over 4ghz with ease
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Get two of these and run them in Raid 0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-185-_-Product
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With all respect Celcoid, that would make a horribly unbalanced rig for video editing. 200GB would get swallowed after 10 mins AVCHD editing and 2x6950s is ridiculous overkill.

Fast SSD for Windows/program files.
1TB plus HDD for raw/project files.
1TB plus HDD for output/renders.

1GB+ Nvidia card for CUDA, maybe a GTX460 1GB.

Fast RAM and as many CPU cores as possible.
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For the parts quoted above, the only thing I agree with is the NH-D14, as that is not a video editing rig by any means. Celcoid has the right intentions, but is doing a disservice to people by recommending those parts for video editing.

First things first: You should go with a 2600K, and you are better off with a 570 as you will IMMENSELY benefit from CUDA.

Secondly, I'll point out the obvious fact that programs like Adobe Premiere do not recognize a 2nd card in video editing, and ATI is simply not an option in a CS5 environment. Yes, it'll get the job done, but NVIDIA will do it WAY better, and faster. Premiere Pro was built WITH CUDA, and is optimized with the Mercury Playback Engine, and guess who will run it better? That's right Nvidia cards.

Check out this article on how to accelerate CS5, and Premiere specifically:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-bit,2770.html

Watch this video for MPE in action:


No, you don't need that Quadro from the video, the 570 will give you excellent performance.

My rig is a video editing machine, and I have done thorough research on the topic, don't waste your money going with ATI for the GPU, or going with that 875k, and you definitely do not need 2 SSD's, No Offense but I never seen so much wrong info in one post for its intended purpose.

My suggestions:

CPU - 2600K - $317
MOBO - TBD $150 - $200 ( See my sig for reviews )
RAM - 8 GB Gskill - $109 Tighten up timings to 7-7-7-24
GPU - 1 570 @ $349
Cooler - NH-D14
HDD's - 2 x 1TB F3's - to be used separately, 1 as your scratch disk, the other as your rendering drive.
1 SSD as your boot drive - if you can wait for x25m 120GB to come back in stock, otherwise, that other Vertex 2 is fine - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-035-_-Product

If you'd rather go with the x58 platform, see my sig rig.
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With all respect Celcoid, that would make a horribly unbalanced rig for video editing. 200GB would get swallowed after 10 mins AVCHD editing and 2x6950s is ridiculous overkill.

Fast SSD for Windows/program files.
1TB plus HDD for raw/project files.
1TB plus HDD for output/renders.

1GB+ Nvidia card for CUDA, maybe a GTX460 1GB.

Fast RAM and as many CPU cores as possible.
I have a question about setup. Is there something special that a person would do to get this set up as video friendly as possible.
SSD (size)? Like I said to Celcoid that without adding any programs or such to my boot drive it still keeps getting fuller from different things. Is there a trick to keep that from happening?
I think I know what you are doing with the 1 HDD for raw/project files and
1 HDD for output/renders but is there something special I will need to do in the setup? I will need tons of storage for this all also, so 1TB is just too small.
What CPU do you suggest as most intel are still 4 core?
    
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