21 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2012 3:13 AM by Cocovanna

    Need Help choosing components for new build.

    El_Plates Level 1

      My current PC is holding up workflow and not supporting all the features in CS6 Production premium, so it's time for new hardware.

       

      Current System

       

      CPU- i7 2600 (locked version).

       

      Motherboard- H67.

       

      RAM- 16GB DDR3 1333.

       

      Video card- AMD HD 6770- 1GB.

       

      Disk Drives- 1x 2Tb Seagate, 1x 1TB WD Caviar Black, 1x Samsung External drive for backups.

       

      SSD- 60GB Intel 520 series.

       

      Shortfalls in Current System's performance.

       

      - Previewing the timeline in Premiere Pro works fine until the current time indicator reaches a clip of Uncompressed .avi footage. Then it bogs down, and frame rates plummet. I suspect it's the disc drives failing to move the high bit rate data fast enough, so I'll probably need a raid-0 set up.

       

      - Slow previews in After Effects. Upping the RAM from 8GB to 16GB improved previews significantly, but it could be better.

       

      - Current GPU doesn't support 3D Ray tracing.

       

       

      Budget for new build

       

      -  $2800 (Australian dollars).

       

       

      Components I'm considering for new build

       

       

      Case- Corsair 600T (already owned).

       

      Motherboard- Z77. (Not sure which particular Z77 is best suited).

       

      CPU- i7 3770k

       

      CPU Cooling- Suggestions please.

       

      RAM- 32GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Any suggestions ?

       

      C: drive- SSD : 240GB intel 520 series.

       

      Media/assets disc- 1x 2TB Seagate drive.

       

      After Effects Exports (Uncompressed .avi) - 2x 2TB Seagate drives in Raid-0.

       

      Premiere Pro Exports- 1x 1TB WD Caviar Black (already owned).

       

      After Effects RAM Cache- SSD 60GB intel 520 series (already owned).

       

      Internal drive for backups- 3TB WD Red.

       

      GPU- GTX 580 - 3GB. Why not a 600 series GTX ? Because I plan to use Blender. Apparently 600 series cards don't work well with Blender.


      PSU- Modular. Wattage requirements not yet calculated.

       

      OS- Windows 7 Professional? or Ultimate?

       

       

      Suggested changes to the list, please.