5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2015 6:09 AM by RoninEdits

    new build £1000-£1500 / $1500-$2300


      Right, so im looking to finally upgrade. Been using a ancient 27" imac for nearly 8/9years and its starting to struggle... a 2hour video takes nearly 30hours to render... its painful. new bub


      So looking at a build, but first im trying to establish what is it that premiere pro uses to render? my videos are usually low on colour correction and effects. all shot on dslr h264, with no sign on changing that, occasionally there is c100 footage mxfs. Really I need something that renders quicker rather than edits at pace.


      Now I know there's some updates with 2015 premiere pro, where the gfx card is used. But will this improve my render times significantly? I do titling in AE, but thats like 2-3% of my video - so im not too bothered, as its all pre-made titles and i just change the text. I export for bluray burning.


      here is what i have been looking at recently...

      P: Intel Core i7 6700K, Skylake, Quad Core with Hyperthreading, 4.0GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo  £312.00

      MB: Asus ROG Maximus VIII Ranger, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATA3 6Gb/s, PCIe 3.0, SLi/CrossFire, DP/HDMI, ATX Motherboard - £140.00

      Cooler: Corsair Hydro H80i GT cooler with dual SP120L fans - £80.00

      32GB RAM (2x16GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black, 2666MHz, CAS 16-18-18-35, 1.2V  - £215.00

      This is £750.00

      GFX: undecided
      + case, OS SSD (probably a 250gb ish), 4tb and a 2tb HD WD Black... should take it upto £1400-£1600.


      What you think? is the 32gb too much? and any recommendations on changes and gfx card?
      Any help/advice or comparable systems would be appreciated. I was thinking of haswell-e rather than the skylake.



        • 1. Re: new build £1000-£1500 / $1500-$2300
          Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          32 GB RAM isn't too much.

          You may want to look into a hex core instead of a quad core.

          • 2. Re: new build £1000-£1500 / $1500-$2300
            RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

            the cpu will be most important for premiere export and AE. stepping up to an x99 build with an i7-5820k may cost around 5-10% more in total build cost, but is almost 20% faster. anything after the i7-5820k will become expensive for cost vs performance. a gtx 950 or 960 should work fine since your projects wont be effects heavy. if you plan on using ray-tracing in AE, the gtx 900 series do not work with that. you would need an older gen card, something like a gtx 760. there are lots of x99 build threads here to look thru if you want.


            don't bother with all-in-one water cooling unless you are doing max overclock, then go for a big radiator like the corsair h100i or better. the big air coolers will do just as good if not better than that corsair h80i, but wont leak and wont be as noisy. if you plan on keeping this computer for a long time and/or having it running while you are away from the computer, you will defiantly want air to avoid problems a leak. noctua, phanteks, and be-quiet are some popular brands that make large 140mm fan heatsink coolers.

            • 3. Re: new build £1000-£1500 / $1500-$2300
              traveler6666 Level 1

              Hi, in this test (sorry in German)


              http://www.tomshardware.de/skylake-intel-core-i7-6700k-core-i5-6600k-prozessoren,testberic hte-241889-7.html

              The difference between 6700k und 5820k is not that big. Is the 5820 still so far ahead?

              • 4. Re: new build £1000-£1500 / $1500-$2300
                keiranpetal Level 1



                What about this?

                The Novatech Black NTI163


                Intel Six Core i7-5930K Processor


                32GB DDR4 Memo

                3TB Hard Drive + 2x 120GB Solid State Drive

                NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Graphics


                I would build the system myself which almost the same parts or similar (maybe better) and increase the RAM to 64 if i can. Also SSDs either more GB or m2 based. hard drive would be a WD black probably.

                • 5. Re: new build £1000-£1500 / $1500-$2300
                  RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

                  traveler, those benchmarks do show the i7-5820k more like 10% faster, but i don't think those are overclocked benchmarks? i can't read that webpage.


                  keiranpetal, the i7-5930k is similar to the i7-5820k once overclocked. the extra cost of the cpu is to pay for the extra pcie lanes, 40 vs 28. if you don't plan on multiple video cards and other pcie cards, then cpu to cpu the extra cost doesn't make much sense. for ssd's, samsung 850 series are some of the best, the pro versions also last alot longer over the evo. if you plan on buying a m.2 ssd, the samsung 950 pro will be out soon. the gtx 980 would be overkill for what you say your projects are, the gtx 970 would be a good option if looking for faster than the gtx 960. the 32gb of memory would probably be more than plenty for your premiere projects, you can always add more later with an 8 memory slot x99 motherboard.