Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › video editing & transcoding - do i need 32GB ram?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

video editing & transcoding - do i need 32GB ram?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Im looking at building a new computer that I want to use for multiple purposes. the most hardware intensive being video editing and trans coding. I'm looking at an 8core Magny-Cours with 16GB for less than $800. do you think I would see any benefit from doubling that ram to 32GB? The price would still be less than $1K
dBag
(9 items)
 
yep...
(10 items)
 
air
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
xeon e3-1230v2 supermicro mbd x9scm-0 KVR1333D3E9S/4G OCZ vertex3 60GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
1u 80mm blower + passive cpu  proxmox 3.1 supermicro 300w 1u supermicro 1u 
Other
2x intel pro1000 nics  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-3870K @ 3.7GHz GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H Power Cooler 7870 Team Group Inc 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
3x OCZ Agility 3 60GB (RAID-0 on Rocket RAID 27... Corsair H-80 core win-7 Seagate 750 Gold 
CaseAudio
some lian-li case... M-Audio AV40s + 10" Sony ___? 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
D525 @ 1.8GHz Supermicro onboard 2x2GB DDR1333 
Hard DriveOSCaseOther
WD Green ubuntu 12 1u  3x40mm fans  
  hide details  
Reply
dBag
(9 items)
 
yep...
(10 items)
 
air
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
xeon e3-1230v2 supermicro mbd x9scm-0 KVR1333D3E9S/4G OCZ vertex3 60GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
1u 80mm blower + passive cpu  proxmox 3.1 supermicro 300w 1u supermicro 1u 
Other
2x intel pro1000 nics  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-3870K @ 3.7GHz GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H Power Cooler 7870 Team Group Inc 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
3x OCZ Agility 3 60GB (RAID-0 on Rocket RAID 27... Corsair H-80 core win-7 Seagate 750 Gold 
CaseAudio
some lian-li case... M-Audio AV40s + 10" Sony ___? 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
D525 @ 1.8GHz Supermicro onboard 2x2GB DDR1333 
Hard DriveOSCaseOther
WD Green ubuntu 12 1u  3x40mm fans  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
I'm getting away with 8GB and 6 cores on a commercially available processor with an overclock and other commercially available parts, doing 1080p editing/transcoding. If you want more, that's entirely up to you, but it may not be necessary.
IMO the real focus has to be the hard drives/storage. i.e. run a RAID 0 or a scratch disk (page file disk) or a solid state drive.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I'm getting away with 8GB and 6 cores on a commercially available processor with an overclock and other commercially available parts, doing 1080p editing/transcoding. If you want more, that's entirely up to you, but it may not be necessary.
IMO the real focus has to be the hard drives/storage. i.e. run a RAID 0 or a scratch disk (page file disk) or a solid state drive.
I have storage space but from what it sounds like, you bottle neck is HD speed?
dBag
(9 items)
 
yep...
(10 items)
 
air
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
xeon e3-1230v2 supermicro mbd x9scm-0 KVR1333D3E9S/4G OCZ vertex3 60GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
1u 80mm blower + passive cpu  proxmox 3.1 supermicro 300w 1u supermicro 1u 
Other
2x intel pro1000 nics  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-3870K @ 3.7GHz GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H Power Cooler 7870 Team Group Inc 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
3x OCZ Agility 3 60GB (RAID-0 on Rocket RAID 27... Corsair H-80 core win-7 Seagate 750 Gold 
CaseAudio
some lian-li case... M-Audio AV40s + 10" Sony ___? 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
D525 @ 1.8GHz Supermicro onboard 2x2GB DDR1333 
Hard DriveOSCaseOther
WD Green ubuntu 12 1u  3x40mm fans  
  hide details  
Reply
dBag
(9 items)
 
yep...
(10 items)
 
air
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
xeon e3-1230v2 supermicro mbd x9scm-0 KVR1333D3E9S/4G OCZ vertex3 60GB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
1u 80mm blower + passive cpu  proxmox 3.1 supermicro 300w 1u supermicro 1u 
Other
2x intel pro1000 nics  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-3870K @ 3.7GHz GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H Power Cooler 7870 Team Group Inc 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
3x OCZ Agility 3 60GB (RAID-0 on Rocket RAID 27... Corsair H-80 core win-7 Seagate 750 Gold 
CaseAudio
some lian-li case... M-Audio AV40s + 10" Sony ___? 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
D525 @ 1.8GHz Supermicro onboard 2x2GB DDR1333 
Hard DriveOSCaseOther
WD Green ubuntu 12 1u  3x40mm fans  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
If I were you, I would get as much RAM as I could.

edit

Ya, fast storage is essential.

It has been a long time since I was really editing. I had 2-3 volumes to use. It made things go smooth (didn't use system drive).
Edited by quadx - 4/3/11 at 10:31pm
workstation
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K EVGA Z68 SLI GeForce 670 GTX G.Skill 32GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Zalman arch x86_x64 U3011 + U3014 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
PCPowerCooling 860w Chenbro server G500 Asus D2X, Def Tech 5.3 
  hide details  
Reply
workstation
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K EVGA Z68 SLI GeForce 670 GTX G.Skill 32GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 3 60GB Zalman arch x86_x64 U3011 + U3014 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
PCPowerCooling 860w Chenbro server G500 Asus D2X, Def Tech 5.3 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Software
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › video editing & transcoding - do i need 32GB ram?