a gtx 750TI 2gb should be close to the gtx 470, however if you are going into 4k you should look for a 4gb card. that would mean a gtx 960 4gb version or gtx 970.
the cpu is getting ready for an upgrade, so i would hold out from upgrading ram and put that money towards an upgrade when ready...
for storage, get the new ssd in there, then you might consider using the mbd raid 0 for the 2x2tb wd blacks to hold media. that would leave the 1tb as storage.
Many thanks for taking the time to reply.
I like the sound of the GTX 960 4GB. Sadly scan.co.uk don't have any stock at the moment. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-asus-gtx-960-strix-directcu-ii-oc-pcie-30-7010mhz-gddr5 -gpu-1228mhz-boost-1317mhz-cores-1024-3xd
Would I be able to get a new CPU for that motherboard, or will I need to (or be best to) upgrade that at the same time? What processors would you recommend I look at?
Like many, I would prefer to have a system that has a faster response while editing and is able to render more effects. If exporting takes a bit longer, I'm not that bothered.
if you can swing it I suggest the gtx 970. I installed the MSI OC version last night and it has cut my rendering time in half as well as timeline scrubbing. I came from the GTX 650 but what I think makes the difference is the bus width going from 128bit to 256bit gives premiere a breath of fresh air. That's the only reason I didn't go with the 960 with it having the 128bit bus width.
Just curious, Relly. What's your system specs and hard drive setup?
Apologies to neebster2020 for the hijack.
AMD Fx 8320
16gb Kingston 1866 ram
asus sabertooth 990FX r2.0 mobo
msi GTX 970
250g Samsung 840 evo SSD boot drive and CC
120g silicon power s70 SSD for cache and previews
2tb cavier drive for footage storage
500gb barracuda 7200rpm for mattes, overlays, and other media
6tb of external drives for to UBS3 for backup
the link to my setup http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/9Bd6Mp
I can handle 4k with no problem. my next upgrade will be a 32g ram kit
that website shows other gtx 960's from evga and msi available if needed. if you want to spend more on a gtx 970 it is reasonably priced for its performance over the gtx 960, unlike the gtx 980.
intel has been switching cpu sockets constantly lately, so its the norm when upgrading an intel cpu it will require a new motherboard. that is the situation you are in with that motherboard. so when you decide to upgrade the cpu, you will be looking at new cpu, motherboard, and possibly even new ddr4 ram.
if you are looking for smooth editing it depends on the media codecs being used and how many fx are being applied. premiere is pretty efficient for video playback on the timeline with a good video card and fast hdds. you can add the video card and hdd raid upgrades now and see how the system works for you, then decide if and when you want to upgrade the cpu/mbd/ram.
I was just about to push the buy button on the GTX960 and I thought I'd check back here. I'm glad I did, as I decided to pay the extra and get the GTX970 with 4GB RAM. It's from MSI, so I imagine it's the same as the one you have.
Thanks RoninEdits. Great points. I'm sure my new GTX970 will really help, but the next thing to look at will be my hard drive set-up for sure.
If I'm editing 4K footage from the GH4, is it worth transcoding to a different codec for editing? If so, which one would be recommended?
transcoding is helpful if the media doesn't play nice with premiere, but it can also lower the quality of the material. so try to work with the original media first and if it becomes a problem you can transcode, perhaps even just for proxy, to prores or dnxhd/dnxhr. adobe hasn't added support for dnxhr yet but avid has released a free quicktime version. Avid QuickTime Codecs LE 2.6