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 Processor||1|
|Mainboard||Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3 Motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 - Z68 - 4xDDR3||1|
|Memory||4 X Kingston Value RAM 4GB (1 X 4GB) - DDR3-1333MHz||4|
|Hard Drive||OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" SATA3.0 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD State Drive ##OS/Programs||1|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Internal||2|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX580 Direct CU II Video Card - 78MHz - 1.% GB DDR5||1|
|Power||Antec Earthwatts 750W Power Supply||1|
|Software||Windows 7 Pro - 64 Bit||1|
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.