I wanted to post this asap - so no-one else wasted their time & $6600.00. After a bunch of looking, I ordered a HP 8770w. Rigged as follows.
3 hard drives. 1 SSD & 2 fast SATA drives.
latest i7 chip.
Sounded great - nVidia recommends HP, Adobe recommends nVidia - the 8770w is advertised as a Video Editing Workstation. My entire life & business are based around CS6, has been that way for years - since the first version of Photoshop. I'm a Cinematographer/Photographer who works from Helicopters. THe HP Business office sold me the same line about high end Video Editing. I explained that while all HD now - we are moving to 4K Vid in the next couple months.
Ordered the machine on Oct 20th. It arrived from China Nov 28th. Unfortunately, it shipped with WIN 7 Pro 32 bit. This left me w/ 2.7G of usable RAM and no way to run Premeire (it's 64 bit).
HP had me try an online WIN update. WIN saw the installed 32 bit & gave me 32 bit Ultimate! HP overnighted in discs for WIN Pro 7 64bit. Installed all, had to pull the SATA drives to get the oS to land on the SSD. The updates did not go well with HP, I was given old BIOS links & many updater links were not working, or also old. I burned up 15 hours on the phone, many more on my own. HP maintained their end was only making the hardware work - beyond that it was all on Adobe and nVidia. Although I have freezes, screens that change constantly and had to disable some key features of the 8770w - HP says it's working fine now. I get a different start screen every third startup - but I guess that is normal.
HP told me last night that the K5000m may just not work with Adobe CS6 and it is not HP's problem. This came from a Supervisor. I was told to deal with Adobe and nVidia and there was nothing more HP could/would do. So, here I am. Will also be posting the same on nVidias Site.
What is weird is that Pshop CS6 picks up the K5000M. Premiere CS6 leaves me with the greyed out "mercury playback engine software only" w/ no pull down menu. Tried full version installs, trial version installs. For now, I'll go with what HP says is the reality - which is that the K5000m will NOT run Adobe CS6. I'm wondering why I bought one and why all the Ads on nVidias Site & Adobe's Site claim the K5000m is the way to go. I now have a $6600.00 usless computer. As I don't game - I'm not sure what to do with it.
Be careful - it all sounds great when you order the gear - but it does not work & there is NO support available. My mistake.