What kind of media do you normally work with?
Footage from Canon 60d/7d/5d and recently an HDV Sonycam. I'm not sure the exact codec for the raw footage.
You did not tell your disk setup, but with what you did tell, there are some performance limiting factors:
- The AMD Phenom II 965 CPU is pretty slow
- The 8 GB memory is around the lower acceptable limit
Your system is at least 5 to possibly 20 times or more slower than a fast system. Blistering speed is impossible with an AMD CPU, due to the lack of support for all SSE 4.1+ instructions. If you want blistering speed, you need to move to an Intel i7 CPU, new mobo and new RAM. Investing in extra memory with that CPU does not sound attractive. The CPU is too much a limiting factor.
Disk is standard NTFS.
My motherboard doesn't support intel chips :-(
Upgrading RAM would do little to no good because of the cpu? Are there any AMD cpu's that would come closer to the mark?
Looks like I have to bite the bullet and go for the new computer.
>bite the bullet and go for the new computer
What is your budget, and do you build or buy?
If buy, go to http://www.adkvideoediting.com/
If you are comfortable with building, there are lots of ideas in these messages
This list is similar to a computer I built for my wife... with nVidia instead of ATI card since she does not edit video... cost is about $1,200
Thank you so much for your help guys. Are there any intel cpu's to avoid? Do i5's processor keep up? What about lower end i7's? I'll review the links you sent. Thanks again.
With that media, you really want to save up you pennies and get an i7 3770K or an i7 3930K.
For EFFECTIVE editing of DSLR video, you really need the i7 3770 I listed... or an i7 3770k if you know how to, and plan to, overclock your system
And, more on the reason I listed 3 hard drives
My 3 hard drives for video editing are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs
2 - 320Gig data for video project and temporary files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input source & output export files