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Check out this build, thinking of what I might do for my next video editing build.


AMD Opteron 6168 1.9GHz Socket G34 115W 12-Core Server Processor (4) - $3100

TYAN Quad Socket AMD G34 Server Motherboard - $800

ATI FirePro V7800 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 -$630

Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1333 Server Memory - $500

Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -$270

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 -$200

CORSAIR 1200W PSU - $280


Cost: $4900

Now, I would like to build something like this, but only because I would intend on using Bulldozer CPUs when they come out (G34).

I don't know about HDDs and Cases, and a few other components as this Mobo is a little constricting.

Let me know what you guys think. I think almost 100GHz of CPU power is pretty rad
    
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how much video edited do you actually do and how much do you make from it in a year ??
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how much video edited do you actually do and how much do you make from it in a year ??
....I am thinking about making it my minor in college, put it to you that way.
    
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post #4 of 19
you could probably get away with a rig half the price just to wait a few more seconds to minutes for video editing. But i suppose that depends on how big the movie files are going to be.
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Why not get an i7 build? Even an X58 board + an i7 980X will be cheaper than server hardware.
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5k on a video editing build!
Is this your first year in college cause you will not use any where near the potential of that rig.
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post #7 of 19
uh.. i built Mine with the same idea, and i only spent 1k

two years ago lol

I could use some more ram but 16 gigs!? =O

I do more photoshop and illustrator now
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post #8 of 19
I would scale down to a dual socket if not a single socket, because even if you're going ALL OUT there is no way that a college student needs 48 cores to edit videos.
    
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Quote:
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....I am thinking about making it my minor in college, put it to you that way.
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
5k on a video editing build!
Is this your first year in college cause you will not use any where near the potential of that rig.
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Why not get an i7 build? Even an X58 board + an i7 980X will be cheaper than server hardware.
yep, spending $5k on a rig with what you're doing in college will be a waste of cash for what you're getting into. unless your an independent film editor business doing work for customers where you need reliability for your equipment, there is no point in purchasing server grade equipment unless you like to throw your money away.

you're better off getting a $2K rig like what slowend suggested if you do have that kind of cash laying around.
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uh.. i built Mine with the same idea, and i only spent 1k

two years ago lol

I could use some more ram but 16 gigs!? =O

I do more photoshop and illustrator now
2 years (3 years, forgot its 2011) ago I was using a q6600 & 7350 LE for my game design course and was plenty.
Rendering took a little long some times but not that big of a deal.

What I needed more than anything was ram, and only had 4gb to keep me going which usually was maxed.
Photoshop, 3dsmax, engine, browser and what ever else I forgot.
Edited by LiLChris - 1/31/11 at 10:21pm
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