4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2012 9:30 AM by RjL190365 RSS

    Pc for Premier/After Effects

    Yvette.k Community Member

      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?

        • 1. Re: Pc for Premier/After Effects
          shooternz Community Member

          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.

          • 2. Re: Pc for Premier/After Effects
            Peru Bob MVP

            I think you want W7 Pro, not Premium.

            • 3. Re: Pc for Premier/After Effects
              UlfLaursen Community Member

              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

              • 4. Re: Pc for Premier/After Effects
                RjL190365 Community Member

                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.