23 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2012 12:32 AM by Alan Craven RSS

    Buiding a PC for Premiere Pro - Need Guidence as Adobe Specs not adaquete




      I am looking to purchase acustom PC for video editing. The software that I am currently running is Adobe Premier Pro CS4, but I do want to make sure that my machine will be more than capable to upgrade to CS5 without any performance issues.


      Hardware is definately not my specailty and from what I read on these forums, adobe's listed computer specs for it's products, especially the video editing software is not adequete to run the software smoothly.


      In some cases I have read that a hex core CPU is recommended and in others I have heard different. I have had two vendors quote me on different systems they say will be ideal, one is a hex core system and the other is a quad, and I also have peice one system together on a "build your own pc" website. I am just looking for some advice or guidance from people who actually use the software so that I don't go spend a lot of money on a system that I will have issues with. I do have a limited budget but am willing to spend about $2,500 to get set up.


      Below are 3 systems that I am looking into. If anybody could tell me the pros and cons of these set ups or any red flags of an inadequete system, that would be great. As well, if there are any areas where an increase in cost is not worth a minimal increase in performance, that would be great to.



      Quad Core System - $2,735 CAD including Tax




      Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz TB3.8Ghz Quad-Core LGA 1155 8MB HT 95W Processor1
      MainboardAsus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3 Motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 - Z68 - 4xDDR31
      Memory4 X Kingston Value RAM 4GB (1 X 4GB) - DDR3-1333MHz 4
      Hard DriveOCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" SATA3.0 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD State Drive ##OS/Programs1
      Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Internal2
      Video CardAsus GeForce GTX580 Direct CU II Video Card - 78MHz - 1.% GB DDR51
      PowerAntec Earthwatts 750W Power Supply1
      SoftwareWindows 7 Pro - 64 Bit1


      Hex Core System - $2,467.17

      Intel Core i7 3930K 6 Core 12MB 3.2GHz Hyperthreading Unlocked   

      ASUS P9X79 Pro ATX LGA2011 X79 DDR3 4PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA - Motherboard

      Corsair Vengeance 16GB 4X4 GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory

      Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

      Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps - 2 units

      EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 850MHZ 1024 MB Video Card

      Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX Power Supply

      Windows 7 Pro - 64 Bit

      Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 High Performance


      Custom PC: Put together online "build your own PC" - $2,170

      CPU: Intel Core i7 960 Quad Core Processor 3.2 GHZ (do I need a hex core?)

      CPU Cooling: Coolermaster GeminII S524 CPU Heatsink LGA 1366

      Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro GEN3 ATX LGA 1155

      DDR3 Memory (RAM): Corsair Vengeance 12GB 3X4GB DDR3 - 1600 CL9-9-9-24

      Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 800 MHZ 2GB 5GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E

      Power Supply: Seasonic S12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX

      OS: Windows 7 64 Bit



      2 units - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6GBs 7200 RPM 64MB cache

      1 unit - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200 RPM 1TB SATA 32 MB cache


      Any feedback on how I should peice this machine together would be greatly appreciated. Hardware is my downfall.