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Change the following components:
1. Change the Xeon for the i7-4790K
2. Get a decent third party cooler like Noctua
3. Skip the second 980. Even a single 980 is not used by AE, and is overkill for PR on a quad core system.
4. Change the Crucial SSD for a Samsung 850 Pro
5. Change the single HDD for a couple of Samsung 850 Pro SSD's
I would also go for DDR4 memory instead of DDR3 memory.
What would be your suggestion for the video card considering a processor choice of the Intel Core i7 5930K (six core) 3.5Ghz instead?
Kind of useless and wrong suggestion, since the mobo and CPU does not support DDR4.
See the link I gave in post #1.
the x99 platform with ddr4 memory and the i7-5930k will be a good choice for two video cards. as cc_merchant points out, AE by default will not make use of the video card. so the video card(s) to use will depend if you will be using any gpu accelerated plugins and/or plan on using a third party gpu renderer for C4D. you will need to verify that those plugins and/or renderer support multiple gpu's. if you don't plan on using any of those gpu accelerated options, then you need to decide how much power you need for premiere. the tweakers page has general guidelines but can lead to improper builds if the project isn't taken into consideration. hd vs 4k footage, raw footage, project effects, lumetri, etc, will determine if you need a gtx 960 or higher.
Thanks for all of your guys help, but I am still a bit lost. Perhaps I should have explained my needs more precisely:
Primary Use: After Effects and Cinema 4D (complex graphics & multiple AE plug-ins used)
Primary Plug-ins: Trapcode Particular, Plexus, Optical Flares, Boris Continuum, Twitch, & DuIK.
Premiere Pro would be a distant secondary use. My ultimate focus is complex motion graphics & running several applications at the same time (C4D, Ae, Blender, Illustrator)
Thanks again. This forum is really helping.
...I suppose I should just ask the obvious...a build suggestion
im not familiar with all the AE plugins, perhaps one of the AE regulars will chime in. some of the ones you listed do use gpu acceleration, but probably only work with one video card. you dont list a gpu renderer for C4D or Blender, that will be a major factor for two video cards. if you get a single gtx gpu, you can always add in another matching gtx later if you get the gpu renderer going. if you want several programs open at once, you may want to go with 64gb ram.