1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 6, 2016 10:44 AM by Szalam

    Advice on New PC for After Effects

    glb11

      I was thinking about buying an Alienware PC model # A51R2-1766SLV made by dell.  I currently have a Mac Mini and an older outdated HP use.  Through a Friend I can get this new unused Alienware PC for a really really good price ($999 instead of the retail price of $1700). The Specs are Below. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) how well would this PC work with After Effects, ProPremiere, & Rendering? I've tried to do my homework, but would just like some reassurance. I'd rather buy nice than by twice.  Your help would be appreciated.

       

       

       

       

      FULL SPECIFICATIONS (not summarized)

       

       

      GENERAL

      - Manufacturer - Dell Alienware

      - Series - Area 51

      - Model Number - a51R2-1766SLV

       

       

      VIDEO

      - GPU Type - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

      - Video Memory - 4GB GDDR5

      - VR Ready - Yes

      - Video Connectors - 1 x HDMI

      - This PC Supports 3 Extra Wide Video cards for up to 12K.  Unstoppable graphics capabilities can enable a mind-melting 11520x2160 resolution across triple Ultra HD 4K monitors (sold seperately). The new Area-51 is designed to support up to three full-length double-wide graphics cards.

       

       

       

       

      PROCESSOR - Core i7 5820K (3.3GHz)

      - CPU Core - Six-Core

      - CPU Type - Core i7

      - CPU Speed - 5820k (3.3GHz)

      - Turbo Boost Speed - Up to 3.6GHz

      - Smart Cache - 15MB

      - CPU Brand - Intel

      - Front Side Bus - QPI 0GT/s

      - CPU Socket - LGA 2011-3

      - CPUs Installed - 1

      - CPUs Supported - 1

       

       

      MEMORY

      - Total Memory - 16GB

      - Memory Speed - DDR4-2133

      - Memory Slots (Total) - 4

      - Form Factor - 288-pin DIMM

      - Maximum Memory Supported - 32GB

       

       

      OPERATING SYSTEM

      - Windows 10 Home 64-bit

       

       

      CASE & MOTHERBOARD

      - Case Orientation - Vertical

      - Motherboard Chipset - Intel X99 Express

       

       

      CPU Main Features

      - Virtualization Technology

      - Hyper-Threading Technology

      - Idle States

      - Execute Disable Bit

      - Thermal Monitoring Technologies

      - Intel 64

      - Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology

      - Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O

      - Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables  

        (EPT)

      - Intel Identity Protection Technology

      - Intel Smart Response Technology

      - Intel AES New Instructions

       

       

      HARD DRIVE

      - HD Interface - SATA

      - HD Capacity - 2TB

      - HD RPM - 7,200 RPM

      - HD Configuration - 1 x 2TB

       

       

      SOLID STATE DRIVE

      - SSD Capacity - 128GB

       

       

      MULTIMEDIA DRIVES

      - Optical Drives Included - 1

      - Optical Drive - DVDRW

      - Optical Drive Specs - Slot-Loading Dual

         Layer DVD Burner (DVDRW, CD-RW)

       

       

      AUDIO

      - Audio System - Internal High-Definition

      - Audio via Creative Sound Core3D

       

       

      COMMUNICATIONS

      LAN

      - Gigabyte LAN

      - LAN Data Rate Speed - 10/100/1000Mbps

       

       

      WLAN

      - Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 7260

      - Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.0

      - Wireless Technology - 802.11ac

       

       

      MEMORY CARD READER

      - FRONT/TOP PANEL PORTS

          - USB 3.1

          - 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1 Type-A)

      - BACK PANEL PORTS

          - USB 2.0

          -  4 x USB 2.0 (Type-A)

          -  USB 3.1

          -  4 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1 Type-A)

          -  LAN RJ45 - 1

          - Audio - 5 ports

       

       

       

       

      Here is A Quick Summary Of Specifications:

      (FULL Specifications found above)

       

      -  Intel Core i7-5820K Processor 3.3GHz

      - Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

      - 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM

      - 128GB Solid State Drive+2TB 7,200RPM

         Hard Drive

      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 VR 

         Ready

      - Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner

      - Media Card Reader

      - 10/100/1000 Network

      - Intel 7260 802.11ac 2x2 Wireless