3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2013 7:42 AM by houstonmach

    Feedback request for First PC Build - For video editing (Premiere, AE)

    houstonmach

      Hey guys. This is going to be my first PC Build, and I've been researching for weeks to put together parts to build a balanced system that is affordable but will still perform solidly. Since I am so new at this, most of this PC jargon is extremely new to me. I would just build it, but for me this is a lot of money, and I want to double check with some more experienced people that this is a solid build before stepping forward.

       

      I've recently started my own videography business, and I need to build something that will allow me to edit and add effects more efficiently. I don't need the best in the game, but I do need to upgrade from my current system. I edit almost entirely DSLR footage. I mostly use Premiere, but am learning AE, and hope to implement it a lot more in the near future. Anyway, if you have time to look it over, I really appreciate any feedback you are willing to give!!

       

      -Does everything fit?!

      -Is this system balanced?

      -Are there any bottlenecks?

      -Anything overkill?

      -How upgradeable is it?

      -Is there anything worth upgrading now rather than later?

      -Also, are there other sites to find these parts cheaper?

       

      ComponentChoiceLink
      MOBOASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

      CPU

      Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 3.9GHz Turbo LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Intel HD Graphics 4000http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
      GPUEVGA GeForce GTX  650Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Cardhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130910
      MemoryG.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GXMhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231569
      DrivesSAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

      Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEMhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792
      CoolingCOOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
      Power SupplyCORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Readyhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
      Optical DriveLG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEMhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250
      CaseCOOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fanhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
        • 1. Re: Feedback request for First PC Build - For video editing (Premiere, AE)
          cc_merchant Level 4

          -Does everything fit?!

           

          Yes.


          -Is this system balanced?

          Not yet.


          -Are there any bottlenecks?

          Yes, insufficient disks.


          -Anything overkill?

          No.

          -How upgradeable is it?

          Somewhat, due to the limitations of the 1155 platform.


          -Is there anything worth upgrading now rather than later?

          Yes, add more disks, at least one, but preferably two.


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          • 2. Re: Feedback request for First PC Build - For video editing (Premiere, AE)
            Magic81587 Level 1

            In addition to what cc_merchant has said, my only comments to add would be to consider the new Haswell platform and/or the Nvidia 700 series cards that recently came out.

             

            Depending on how soon you need this machine, it may be worth your while to get a 4770k and Z87 mobo. (You might want to wait for the C2 stepping to hit shelves, as the current C1 offerings have a USB 3.0 bug). I've read that the C2 version should hit shelves early to mid August.

             

            As for the videocard, Nvidia just released the Gtx 760, which would be a much stronger offering for a little bit more money. (Some here might argue that it is overkill for that machine, but I think the future proof aspect makes it worth it).

             

            For the hard drives, below is the hypothetical scenario I plan to go with when I build my system (per Harm's instructions):

            • C:\  OS, Programs, Windows Pagefile - 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
            • D:\  Projects and Media - 3TB Seagate 7200.14 HDD
            • E:\  Media Cache / Scratch - RAID 0, 2x 1TB Seagate 7200.14 HDD
            • F:\  Misc/Non-Video Editing Hard Drive - 1TB WD Caviar Black
            • Exports go to whichever drive has space available.

             


            If you're only able to afford one of these upgrades, I would focus on getting the optimum hard drive setup. Right now, that's your bottleneck.

             

            Hope that helps.

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            • 3. Re: Feedback request for First PC Build - For video editing (Premiere, AE)
              houstonmach Level 1

              Thank you Magic81587 and cc_merchant!

               

              This feedback and insight is very helpful. I will do some more research, modify my current hard drive set up, and look into the Haswell and/or the new Gtx760 GPU. Hopefully I can fit some or most of these things into my budget. Thanks again, you guys have been a big help!