5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2014 10:49 AM by ECBowen

    Current build - please critique and advise

    digifruitella Level 1

      This is my current build for editing 4K without drop-frames or major slowdowns. I would really like to hear from someone who already works intensively with 4K footage (this is my benchmark) and does not experience major headaches in editing. I am willing to upgrade any of the current parts below if they are not going to give me what I need (speed mostly and ability to handle massive workload). One of those could be the RAM. I realize there's DDR4 out, and also possibility of CPU. But I'd like to hear it from you guys first if it's necessary.

       

      CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($302.98 @ SuperBiiz)

      Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($214.99 @ Newegg)

      Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($315.98 @ Newegg)

      Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($184.99 @ NCIX US)

      Storage: PNY Optima 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($199.56 @ NCIX US)

      Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)

      Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($384.99 @ Newegg)

      Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)

      Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.98 @ SuperBiiz)

      Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)

      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)

      Other: Intel BXTS13X Water/Liquid Cooling Thermal Solution for Socket LGA1150/ LGA2011 / LGA1366 / LGA1156 / LGA1155 ($94.99)



        • 1. Re: Current build - please critique and advise
          JEShort01 Level 4

          I will make suggestions, but before I do you MUST provide more information about your media and workflow.

           

          What is your media? (i.e. Red 4k at 120fps or AX100 at 30fps) This makes a huge difference in hardware requirement! The hardware to do the Red 4k is about twice as expensive as the second.

           

          What is your budget? $2000, $5000, $10,000, $15000?

           

          Regards,

           

          Jim

          • 2. Re: Current build - please critique and advise
            digifruitella Level 1

            No I will mainly be working with GH4 4K footage, but if possible, I'd love to have the flexibility of working with Red as well, but Red isn't a priority. For now it's mainly to be able to work fast with GH4 4K and be able to export the project quite fast. I'm willing to spend at least $2000 on the main components: CPU, Mobo, Graphics Card, Ram (probably not even including the SSD's / storage) But I'd be happy to spend 2K on an entire build if it will give me what I need since I'm not generally going to be working with RED, or Alexa footage.

            • 3. Re: Current build - please critique and advise
              JEShort01 Level 4

              Considering your original build list and your planned media and system goals, I would suggest:

               

              CPU: Intel Core i7-5930k ($550)
              CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper D92 ($45)
              Motherboard: Asus x99 Deluxe ($400)
              Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 32GB (4 x 8GB) 2400 15-15-15 ($520)
              GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB ($350)
              Main Component Total: $1865

               

              Boot/OS: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($190)
              Data SSD: Intel 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($200)
              Data HD: 3TB 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100)
              Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($110)
              Power Supply: Corsair AX860 Power Supply ($170)
              Optical Drive: DVD/CD Writer ($20)
              Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ($100)
              Grand Total: $2755

              • 4. Re: Current build - please critique and advise
                jsm1963 Level 1

                Any real advantage to having two SSDs?  Most builds I see in this forum only seem to have one.

                • 5. Re: Current build - please critique and advise
                  ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                  Having an SSD for the OS and 1 for cache and far more uncompressed media such as DNG is often required now days. It really depends on the workflow. Also AE ache works far better on an SSD and I honestly would put most comps there as well if you have 1.


                  Eric

                  ADK