2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2014 4:09 PM by techyguy01

    Building A New Video Editing Computer, Need Suggestions!



      I've been using after effects for quite some time, and I was wondering if you could help me out with choosing parts to ultimately make a custom PC.

      This is my first time doing so, and I have not fully got to terms with all of the technical words out there, so I was wondering if somebody could advise me on good parts to make a GOOD video editing PC.

      At the moment I have a laptop with:

      GeForce GT 640M

      Intel Core i7-3635QM - CPU @2.40GHz

      8GB RAM


      This laptop results with slow RAM previews (I am aware of the ways to speed it up) and general crashes with several other adobe programs.

      What I want is a high end PC, that can whizz through RAM previews easily and won't fail me on speeds.

      I'd also like my laptop to be able to play games such as DayZ, Battlefield, etc. (With high frame rates!)


      Any advice would do, thanks,



        • 1. Re: Building A New Video Editing Computer, Need Suggestions!
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          AE will never whizz through all RAM previews. That's an illusion not worth hanging on to. Check the various discussions on MP rendering and performance optimizations. There may always be conditions that prevent maxing out resources like specific CoDecs and effects only working in a single thread and so on. the rest is too vague. Speed and performance are influenced by a million factors. You could follow Adobe's recommendations and buy the best and fasted SSDs for storage and caches, but achieve nothing because you don't do the kind of work that this recommendation is based on (combined workflows with Premiere and massive footage I/O). In the end we can spend the next three days discussing this, but the simple truth is that you have to know what you need and a balanced system is much more important than having one standout high-performance component like a super-expensive graphics card, but it being hindered by less effective and efficient components. Get whatever current core7i is in your price range, 32GB of RAM, 2 SSDs for system and cache and 2 or 3 platter drives for storage. Beyond that there is really not much to tell.



          • 2. Re: Building A New Video Editing Computer, Need Suggestions!
            techyguy01 Level 1



            Firstly, sorry for the late reply but I've been doing some research and I wanted to ask your opinion between AMD and intel processors. You recommended i7, correct? So I was wondering if you leaned more towards intel, if so, why?

            Also what is your PC specs, if you don't mind me asking


            Many thanks,