You would need a better CPU, what Dell would call an octo core like the E5-26xx, more memory, at least 16 GB but preferably 32 GB, better disk setup, not two slow 500 GB disks with only 8 MB cache, a better video card like the GTX 660 Ti, not a three generations old, slow and overpriced Quadro 4000 card. At Dell you will be hard pressed to find anything in that budget range. Maybe if you increase the budget to € 5000+ can you find something halfway decent.
Hi Pichal b ,
Harm's recommendation is worthwhile considering. We have been using a Dell T5500 XEON for three years with a Nvidia Quadro FX3800, Raid0, 16GB Ram with 1TB hard drives at 15,000 rpm, and of course there are better configurations , but, using Premiere Pro CS5.5.2 , it has been trouble free and very fast especially burning HD 1920 x 1080p blu-ray and export ( using a Quad Core and only 2.27Ghz Processors) to pro tape which we use at times.
Conected to a Dell Precision M6600 for field work transfer it is a joy to use .
Their professional business 24hour 7 days a week back up is very fast and effective
Harm's and Bob's replies are perfect for someone who edits at least a few hours a day. If you only edit a few hours a week, the configuration is just fine.
He should get away with that, I agree, it is a bit like playing tennis with a new racquet, they all do a pretty good job.
I changed the build a bit, dell has it own suggested workstations with adobe certification and started from that base.
-Xeon 6core 3.2ghz 12mb cache 1.600Mhz (the e5-26xx seems a bit overkill for what I do)
-quadro 4000, the gtx660i sounded better but wer not able to change the dell setup- might upgrade this one later and plce this into one of my other stations.
- ssd start-up and programm disc
-1TB drive 1,2000 rmp
So i upped the core, ram, drive and added a ssd start-up drive.
@Alex; indeed it will not be used daily, maily depends on the tasks I get.
Might upgrade the ram to 32g but gonne see how it runs on the 16g first.
That looks pretty good .Dell build very good Precision Workstations at a price, you cannot go wrong. Get the Pro support if you can . So much better than the Dell Pentium 32 bit , hyper-threaded 3.4 Ghz, I started with 7 years ago, but then we only had HD 1440 x 1080 tape. The newer codecs H.264 etc are now easy to edit, and the Mercury Engine and stabilization in CS5.5.2 and 6 is amazing.