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Pc for Premier/After Effects

Jul 25, 2012 11:42 AM

Thank you to those who have already given me some pointers. I have arrived at a new set of specs. Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated!

 

Case

STYLISH PIANO BLACK ENIGMA CASE + 2 FRONT USB

Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3820 (3.6GHz) 10MB Cache

Motherboard

ASUS® P9X79: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011

Memory (RAM)

16GB SAMSUNG QUAD-DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 4GB)

Graphics Card

2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk

250GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE

2nd Hard Disk

2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

3rd Hard Disk

2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

12x BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£79)

Memory Card Reader

INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply

600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Processor Cooling

INTEL SOCKET LGA2011 STANDARD CPU COOLER

Sound Card

ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities

WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI CARD (£16)

USB Options

2 PORT USB 3.0 INTERNAL PCI-EX CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS

Operating System

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licenc

Was thinking of the 1.25GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready instead of the GTX 560 ti?

 
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to Yvette.k

    I would suggest a bigger power supply  (850w +)

     

    and for practical purposes...make your 2,3 etc.. disks the same brand spec.  (Why have them different?).

     

    Do not overlook cooling. Its important.

     
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    Jul 25, 2012 4:06 PM   in reply to Yvette.k

    I think you want W7 Pro, not Premium.

     
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    Jul 26, 2012 9:21 PM   in reply to Peru Bob

    I might want to change the Power Supply to a Corsair AX, the have it on the 'pcspecialist' site too. You might end up paying some more, but you are much more secure. All other components benifit from a stable Power Supply.

     

    And as shooternz says above, a 600W might be too small.

     

    Will you be transfering footage files over the Wireless connection?

     

    /Ulf

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:30 AM   in reply to Yvette.k

    For CS6, I strongly recommend upping the total amount of RAM to 32GB. 16GB total RAM is not enough to run CS6 meaningfully faster than an otherwise identically-equipped PC with only 8GB total RAM in my testing.

     

    In addition, change the Home Premium to Professional. Home Premium can only address 16GB maximum of total RAM. Professional can address up to 192GB of RAM.

     

    And I agree with the responses that a 600W PSU may not be enough. Here is the problem with 600W PSUs: Some of them are of such low quality that they may not be able to handle anywhere near their labeled ratings. In fact, I have seen cheap "600W" PSUs that could barely handle even 300W without exploding into flames.

     
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