My editing PC works quite fine, but I´d like to make an upgrade. Since I don´t have a lot of money (arround 500$), I´d like to know what would you upgrade first: GPU, RAM, HD... CPU?
This is my config:
Asrock H87M pro4
16 Gb RAM DDR3
System HD: Kingston 120gb SSD
Main HD: Lacie d2 quadra eSATA
Main HD: Internal 7200rpm 3Tb disk
GPU: Nvidia GT 630
Adobe Creative Cloud CC 2015
I always edit in 1080p timeline. Footage is mainly xavc-s 1080p 50mbit, sometimes 4K 100 mbit. Final render times are quite OK. I´d love to see more responsiveness and speed when editing (not very bad actually). I mainly use premiere and AE.
I am in a doubt: what to improve first?
Thanks in advance,
CPU first, but I don't think it will make a lot of difference without more RAM, and a better GPU and hard drive setup.
It might be best to just save for a new system in the future.
I didn´t know that the CPU were so important for system responsiveness and timeline editting... I can´t afford a whole new system purchase, I will buy a new CPU, thanks!
If you want to upgrade the CPU then you should wait till you can update the CPU, Board, and ram together. The current Z170 platform requires changing those 3 components and would be the best money spent. Until then a 960GTX 4GB card would be the starting point if you cant upgrade the cpu, board, and ram together provided you have a 600W PSU or higher.