5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2013 7:25 PM by gsmucker16

    Last minute tips for video editing pc build

    TnT666

      Hey guys,
      Thanks in advance for any help. I've spent weeks researching pc parts and reading the pages on balanced systems etc trying to choose the best parts for my budget, and I've come up with some parts but would just like some input in case there is anything I can improve before I go ahead.

       

      The system will just be mainly for video editing (primarily shorts at least to begin with), so using Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and the odd bit of 3d work - 3DS Max.

      Working mostly on Sony AVCHD footage.

       

      This is what I have so far:

       

      CPUIntel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $379
      CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $37
      MotherboardASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 $189
      MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $182
      StorageSamsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $138

      Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $67

      Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $67

      Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $95
      Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB $359
      CaseCooler Master N600 Windowed ATX Mid Tower $89
      Power SupplyAntec HCG Modular 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $115
      Optical DriveLG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $22

      Total $1737

       

      I was trying to aim more around $1500 (AUD) but things just add up. I'll most likely by buying from this place so if you could use it for reference for available parts / prices: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

       

      The main things I'm not so sure about is the motherboard and RAM, but if there is anywhere else that needs attention or money can be saved.

      I figure I'd have the two 1TB HDDs as raid 0 to use for media cache / previews / exports where redundancy is not necessary.

       

      Oh and I plan to try have a dual monitor set up. Thanks guys!