3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2015 2:02 PM by RjL190365

    Computer Build for Creative cloud


      I'm want to build a powerful video editing workstation in a budget. I would like for it to be able to transition to 4k if necessary. I also do some 3d work so it would need to be compatible for 3d workflows as well. below are the parts for the build. Any help or suggestions?



      CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($164.99 @ NCIX US)

      CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($74.69 @ OutletPC)

      Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Micro Center)

      Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($419.99 @ Amazon)

      Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($197.89 @ OutletPC)

      Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($349.99 @ Newegg)

      Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($112.75 @ OutletPC)

      Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Newegg)

      Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.98 @ OutletPC)

      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($136.99 @ NCIX US)

      Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card  ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)

      Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter  ($14.09 @ Mwave)

      Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($38.75 @ OutletPC)

      Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($19.49 @ OutletPC)

      Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller  ($27.99 @ SuperBiiz)

      Total: $1760.56


      Any problems?

        • 1. Re: Computer Build for Creative cloud
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Read all of the articles at Tweakers Page


          PS - Intel is better than AMD due to firmware that Premiere Pro uses, and which is not implemented as well in AMD

          • 2. Re: Computer Build for Creative cloud
            Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

            Why do you want a sound card?


            Change to a Samsung 850 Pro


            Only one storage device?

            • 3. Re: Computer Build for Creative cloud
              RjL190365 Level 5

              As John stated, go with Intel instead: The AMD FX 8350 CPU is actually significantly slower performing than even a four-year-old Intel i5-2400 CPU, let alone an Intel i7, when it comes to performance in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 as indicated by the MPEG-2 MPE Off (software only) results in the PPBM6/8 benchmark.


              And I agree with Bill when it comes to storage: Unless you already have spare disks that you can carry over into the new build, a single OS disk for absolutely everything including the media and projects simply won't do: With all this back-and-forth shuttling between media, exports, projects, cache, PS and housekeeping tasks, that single disk will very well be six times slower than the disk's benchmarked speed (in this instance, less than 90 MB/sec instead of the 500-ish MB/sec that an otherwise identical dedicated SSD would have performed).


              Finally, the ONLY reason to get a discrete sound card is if you're recording to digital directly from an ANALOG audio source. But since almost all digital video these days have a digital soundtrack, the discrete sound card is redundant.