If you were to build a computer for HD editing between $10,000 to $15,000, what do you guys recommend?
Requirements for the system:
The computer needs to burn Blu-Ray discs. It also needs to be compatible with Blackmagic Multibridge. The system needs to be capable of running CS5 software, including AE and Premiere.
We have space for a full-size tower. We were considering this tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112159 but are open to other cases.
Storage. Preference is speed/reliability over total storage space. We are open to using external storage enclosures, but would prefer that some of the drives remain inside the computer case.
If you have any other questions please ask. The system will be used in a production environment.
From the After Effects side, I say to get an 8-core system, which with hyperthreading is 16 processors. At 4GB per processor, that's 64GB of RAM. And you certainly want to have at least two fast local hard disk drives.
I'll leave it to the Prmeiere Pro folks to throw in what they'd recommend for the Premiere Pro side. But for After Effects, the mantra is RAM, CPUs, and fast disks.