5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2017 1:48 PM by Texas1

    Dell Computer Purchase for Premiere Pro

    Texas1 Level 1

      I'm looking to buy a new computer that will work well with Premiere Pro.  Any feedback on these specs is much appreciated.

      I typically shoot in 4k.  The rendering out part can be anything that's HD and up.  However, if possible, I'd like to buy a computer that will allow me to start the rendering process and then still have enough power left to allow me to work on simple projects in Adobe Illustrator or Muse.


      I have to buy from Dell because it's for work, and my employer has a deal going with Dell.  I don't know much about hardware.  So, I'm just typing exactly what I see on the Dell page for the options I chose.  Here's what I'm looking at buying:

      • Intel Core i7 7800X (6-core, 8.25MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0)
      • Alienware 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply with modular cabling
      • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with 11 GB GDDR5X
      • 32 GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2400MHz; up to 64 GB (additional memory sold separately)
      • 32 GB Intel Optane memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD


      Not sure if the link will work, but here's the link where I set it up: Alienware Area-51 Gaming Desktop | Dell United States

      Total Cost is: $2,799.99.  I'd rather find something cheaper if possible, but I'm thinking that these are the options that will allow me to render and still have juice to do something else at the same time.


      If anyone has any suggestions on what to upgrade or what to downgrade, it would be much appreciated. I've been watching YouTube videos on hardware and scouring forums like this, but I still don't quite know what I'm doing.