1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 31, 2013 4:27 AM by JEShort01

    Computer Build

    JamieCullum

      I've recently gotten into DSLR video and i'm using a laptop at the moment and clealy it's not handling AE very well so i want to make my own computer. My budget i would like to be around $2000-2500 but i live in Australia and the parts are more expensive to get shipped here so here's what i've managed to get into the build so far.

       

      NOTE: All prices are in Australian Dollars and the screen has to be included in the build

       

      Budget Build:

      Intel Core i7 3770k $352

      Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 motherboard $175

      Corsair H80i $89.98

      1x Noctua NF-F12-PWM 120mm fan $29

      Fractal Design Refine R4 Case $148

      EVGA nVidia GeForce 670 2GB $429

      1x OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD (as main drive) $238

      2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD's for Storage ($99 per HDD)
      Corsair TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 Plus Bronze PSU (I want a really quiet PSU, i'm not sure if this is the right choice but it's $104.99)

      32GB (4x8 dimms) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 Mhz ram ($93.59 per 16GB)

      Windows 7 Professional System Builder SP1 $135.98

      Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch IPS LCD Monitor 8 ms $229.20 (is this monitor a good choice as i do photography aswell)

      Total Including Shipping $2205.40

       

      Does this seem like a sufficient build as i use Premiere Pro and After Effects for all my editing and colour grading in Magic Bullet looks but am looking at Da Vinci Resolve to do some colour correcting in etc. Any feedback would help a lot and i thank you so much for it

        • 1. Re: Computer Build
          JEShort01 Level 4

          Jamie,

           

          Good build list.

           

          My suggested tweaks for it include:

          • Change out the H80i + Noctua fan for the H110; twice the surface area allows for quieter and also more effective cooling
          • Corsair AX860i will give you the quiet that you said you are after vs the TX Bronze; it even allows you to remap the fan speed profiles
          • Consider a GTX 650 Ti Boost (vs your GTX 670 choice) if you need to shave some cost; it is a pretty new card, but those that have used it with Premiere are praising its value

           

          Regards,

           

          Jim