4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2016 9:33 AM by RoninEdits

    New Build


      Hi there


      Im putting a system together for a video editor for premier pro cc and AE.  I have compiled a list of components below.  Im just wondering if i am missing anything here.  Should i put the two gfx cards in SLi?  I have read elsewhere they they dont need SLi to be beneficial in CC.



      1i7 5930
      1asus x99-a
      1samsung evo pro 850 256GB
      416G Kit (8Gx2) 3200 G.Skill Ripjaws V
      1antec 80+ 1300w
      26G GTX 980 Ti Asus STRIX
      1Noctua NH d15
      1antec p280 case
      1Samsung M.2 SSD 950 PRO 512GB
      1wd black 4tb



      any comments or issues would be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: New Build
          JFPhoton Level 3

          1. 32 GB of system memory is recommended...16 is too little

          2. Quality air cooler is good for your 5930K.......so you can overclock the CPU up to 4.5Ghz to improve performance

          3. 2 GPUs may not be necessary, and sure would be expensive. Currently, SLI is NOT recommended for use with Adobe....no benefit. Two separate cards WILL improve performance on a FEW operations,but, not many......might not be worth it.

          4. Do NOT use any "EVO" SSD......the Samsung 850 Pro is the one for Os, programs and page file only.

          5. All other files go on the 950Pro for fast performance, however, capacity is limited and that drive will probably only have your ACTIVE project files and media on it. Upon completion of project you would move those files to your "archive" on the 4TB spinning drive....which should really be an "enterprise" level drive, to better safeguard the irreplaceable data. Two "mirrored" drives in RAID 1 off the MOBO may provide better security for your data than just one drive. All previews and cache files can be deleted from the 950pro without worry....PPro will just recreate them again, if ever needed.

          • 2. Re: New Build
            jakeyg78 Level 1

            sorry i realise the above wasnt particularly clear.  I did a pc parts picker to hopefully make it a little clearer


            [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XzqbBm]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XzqbBm/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]



            [b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80648i75930k]Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor[/url]  ($554.99 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15]Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/url]  ($89.88 @ OutletPC)

            [b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-x99a]Asus X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard[/url]  ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f43200c15q64gvk]G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory[/url]  ($444.99 @ Newegg)

            [b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7ke256bw]Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url]  ($119.75 @ OutletPC)

            [b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mzv5p512bw]Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive[/url]  ($328.95 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd4003fzex]Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url]  ($196.99 @ Amazon)

            [b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx980tidc3oc6gd5gaming]Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card[/url] (2-Way SLI)  ($668.99 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx980tidc3oc6gd5gaming]Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card[/url] (2-Way SLI)  ($668.99 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-p280]Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url]  ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcp1300platinum]Antec 1300W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url]  ($221.99 @ SuperBiiz)

            [b]Total:[/b] $3620.50

            [i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]

            [i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 01:20 EST-0500[/i]



            1.  There is 64GB Ram, sorry that wasnt particularly clear

            2.  I opted for a noctua fan, id been reading that you can overclock these cpus to 4.5 quite comfortably

            3.  I thought that 2 might be overkill, but my mate is adamant about it.  I had read SLi is a no no.  he says he usually works with around 100GB of files in any given project so like you said ill be using the m.2 as the active project drive.  I dont know what plugins he uses or which ones would benefit from having 2 gpus.

            4.  Sorry i put evo on there without realising.  i would never use an evo, it would only ever be a pro

            5.  Ok thanks for that, ill get a second HDD and raid 1 it.  I thought the blacks were pretty good, ive used the purples before and they are amazing, but ive had two enterprise wds fail before?  Ill keep looking into it.  Thanks very much for the help mate

            • 3. Re: New Build
              cc_merchant Level 4
              • This memory is NOT on the QVL.
              • Two GTX 980Ti cards is way overkill for PR. Even a single 980Ti would be overkill with that CPU. It would be great for Davinci Resolve Studio though.
              • A mid tower case in combination with two video cards is ill advised. Those cards are big and hot. A mid tower is not well suited too handle effective cooling.
              • Rather than getting two video cards, you may be better off with using those $ 670 for extra SSD storage.


              See Tweakers Page - What video card to use to see where a video card can be beneficial and where it does not help at all.

              • 4. Re: New Build
                RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

                there are several plugins for premiere and AE that can use dual gpu's. it's not the norm but perhaps the person you are building the system for has some and wants the extra gpu power for it. if he is using it for davinci resolve studio, you may even want to consider a motherboard that supports 3 gpu's + m.2 storage for future upgrading. tweakers page is generic advice, sometimes outdated, and while its good advice it doesn't apply to all builds.


                antec cases have a reputation for being poor quality, you may want to look at corsair, fractal design r5, or phanteks cases.


                if you are worried about internal case temps, you can go with reference design blower type gpu's. they exhaust air out of the rear of the case rather than internally.


                the asus x99-a/usb 3.1 might be worth the little extra for usb 3.1. this motherboard only supports two gpu's before sharing the third slot resources with the m.2 slot.


                a cpu alternative would be to use the i7-5820k cpu. it does have less cpu lanes (28) and would only run two gpu's at 16x/8x, leaving the last 4x for the m.2 ssd. there will be some performance difference with the second video card in 8x, but it should be very minor. the i7-5820k once overclocked is very similar to the 5930k in performance. the extra money can then go into parts now, or saved for a broadwell-e cpu 8 or 10 core upgrade later. the 5930k is good for 3 or 4 gpu's, or dual gpu and other 8x add-in-cards, and requires a motherboard that routes cpu pcie lanes to all or most pcie slots. if going that route or wanting to leave it open without a broadwell-e upgrade, then the 40 lanes on the 5930k is better and you may need to reconsider the motherboard too.


                i wouldn't trust or bother with mbd raid 1/mirror for data, you would still need a separate backup anyways to have a true third copy. mirror raid does not protect against accidental user or virus file deletion or ransom-ware encryption. i wouldn't trust windows software raid, including refs either. for some reason microsoft has had alot of problems trying to clone zfs. if its to avoid computer down time, then it would be more important to mirror the os/apps drive. an external usb 3.x drive would allow for quick recovery to avoid down time. using an external drive, nas, or cloud storage as another backup would better isolate the backup copy, making it a true third copy and possibly off-site. using file checksums for backup files would make it possible to confirm the files are intact or corrupted wherever they are stored.