4 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2014 11:25 AM by Matt_Smi

    PC Build for 1080p HD video editing

    Matt_Smi

      Hi,

       

      I am looking to build a new computer to do 1080p HD video editing on Premiere Pro CS6. The computer will also be used in a home studio for recording music and therefore needs to be quite. Videos are short say 4-5 minutes, but will have many multi angles and effects. I have used Premiere pro CS5 and CS5.5 before, but I like the multi-cam upgrade in CS6. CC seems overkill for my needs.

       

      Although this is my first build I have done some reading on these forums and on others which all stress the requirement for multiple hard-drives and a good CUDA GPU for better rendering and playback performance specifically for CS5 and onwards.

       

      I am looking to spend as close to the £1000 for the computer as possible. I already have a monitor and some other parts (DVD drives, etc...)  I can use. After reading and seeking some advice here is what we came up with;

       

      Case – Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium grey Silent case 140mm fans

      PSU – 700W Silverstone Strider Essential 80 Plus Gold with 12cm quite HYB fan

      Motherboard – Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H, Intel Z97, S1150, DDR3, SATA III 6Gb/s, RAID, PCIe 3.0...

      CPU – Intel Core i7 4770K S1150 Haswell quad core, 3.5GHz w/o fan

      CPU Fan – Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU DT 4 Heat pipe cooler 120mm silent

      Memory – 16GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance low profile Jet black PC3-12800 (1600) Non-ECC unbuffered CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5v

      GPU – Nvidia 2GB EVGA GTX 660 FTW ACX, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1073MHz, Boost 1137MHz, Cores 960, DPort/DVI/HDMI

      HDD 1 - 1TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (OS and programs)

      HDD 2 - 1TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (Previews + Exports)

      HDD 3 - 1TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (Scratch disk)

      HDD 4 – 3TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (Projects, media, etc..)

      OS - Windows 7 64 bit

       

      I noticed that the Nvidia GTX 660 is not on the official list for supported CUDA cards, however I been informed that slightly ammending the adobe Premiere Pro CS6 txt file can fix this?

       

      If you have any comments regarding the above build or you can see potential problem with this build it would be great to hear from you. As I said this is my first build and any help would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

       

      Matt

        • 1. Re: PC Build for 1080p HD video editing
          Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          matt_smi wrote:

           

           

          I noticed that the Nvidia GTX 660 is not on the official list for supported CUDA cards, however I been informed that slightly ammending the adobe Premiere Pro CS6 txt file can fix this?

           

          The hack will work for that.

          I'll let others more qualified answer the rest.

          • 2. Re: PC Build for 1080p HD video editing
            Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I would go with several SSD's in place of a couple of those hard drive.  Less power dissipation and zero noise.  Absolutely no need for a 1 TB hard drive for the OS and applications as an example.  Read Harm's Tweakers Pages.

            • 3. Re: PC Build for 1080p HD video editing
              Chase Chick Level 1

              I agree with getting a 120gb SSD for the OS.  The rest should be fine unless you want to add an SSD for the cache/scratch as well.  If not no biggie.  Also, the Haswell 4790 is out.  Slightly cheaper.  Might as well drop that thing in unless you're definitely wanting OC. 

              • 4. Re: PC Build for 1080p HD video editing
                Matt_Smi Level 1

                Hi,

                 

                Thank you for your advice I have decided to go for a Samsung 840 evo 250Gb SSD hard-drive for the OS (some of my music programs take up a lot of space on the OS-drive so it probably warrants 250Gb). Also due to a price reduction I have decided to go for the Nvidia GTX 760 which is only £30 more than the 660 but appears to have quite a performance hike. Further I have decided to stick with the 4770K incase I OC in the future!

                 

                Here is my final choices;

                 

                Case – Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium grey Silent case 140mm fans

                PSU – 700W Silverstone Strider Essential 80 Plus Gold with 12cm quite HYB fan

                Motherboard – Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H, Intel Z97, S1150, DDR3, SATA III 6Gb/s, RAID, PCIe 3.0...

                CPU – Intel Core i7 4770K S1150 Haswell quad core, 3.5GHz w/o fan

                CPU Fan – Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU DT 4 Heat pipe cooler 120mm silent

                Memory – 16GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance low profile Jet black PC3-12800 (1600) Non-ECC unbuffered CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5v

                GPU –  Nvidia 2GB MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr Gaming OC, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1085MHz, Boost 1150MHz, Cores 1152

                HDD 1 - 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Basic SSD SATA III 6Gb/s Read 540MB/s Write 520MB/s 512MB 97K IOPS (OS and programs)

                HDD 2 - 1TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (Previews + Exports)

                HDD 3 - 1TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (Scratch disk)

                HDD 4 – 3TB WD Black, 3.5” Sata III 6gb/s, 7200RPM, 64mb cache (Projects, media, etc..)

                OS - Windows 7 64 bit

                 

                Thanks for the help! If there are any other reccomedations you could make please let me know.

                 

                Matt