Originally Posted by Kornowski;12234854
Thanks for the reply, man!
I'm going to be using Premiere Pro, should have mentioned that.
Is it only the i7's that have the Hyper Threading? They're stretching my budget a little bit. I'm currently using a Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz, it gets the job done and isn't all that slow. The i5 is much more in my price range and I'm sure would be much better than my Q6600. I'm sure I could get a better deal if I bought 2nd hand, but I want the warranty and such.
I'm going to be using two 8800GTS' 512MB in SLI, as again; I don't have the money for anything more. I know there's lots more I could do to gear it more towards video editing, like buyig SSD's but I really don't have all that much money to throw around.
Nah, SSD's though certainly will help, it shouldn't be on top of your priority list with your budget. Also, having your cards in SLI won't make a difference, since Premiere only recognizes the primary card.
Seeing that you already have a computer, what parts can you use towards your new rig? I'm not exactly sure which new parts you're buying, or if you're looking for an entire new build?
the i5-2500k should work out well anyhow, but see if you can find a processor with HT as it will greatly benefit you. I still think you will have better results by getting yourself some used 1366 gear. I would take a 930 over a 2500k for video editing any day!
You could also consider a 1090T as that was my 2nd choice at the time I put my rig together, and may work with your budget.
Plus, I would highly recommend a better Nvidia video card, as that will make a HUGE difference in Premiere, I would recommend nothing less than a GTX 460 1GB for your budget, for best results a GTX 470 is recommended, but the 460 will certainly do a better job than the 8800's.
This pretty much sums it up:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-bit,2770.htmlEdited by 2010rig - 2/2/11 at 10:08am