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Well... this is the CS5 forum, so using an nVidia GTX 470 will NOT give you GPU acceleration in CS4
>2 tb hd and 8 gig RAM
If that is only ONE hard drive, you are lacking
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
- click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
- you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
- some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Can't help with CS4, but 12Gig is pretty much the minimum for CS5, with 24Gig giving a 30-40% performance boost
Premiere Pro CS5 Benchmark Test http://ppbm5.com/
I did a search on the forum for this but didn't find what I was looking for.
Or you didn't like what you found?
State your specs a bit more specifically.
woops, didn't see you there John. I would've given a few of those links but OP did say that he searched the forum.
Grin... I snuck around and wrote on the chalk board while you were finding a nice new stick to write with
Well I used to think I had a pretty decent machine. Thanks alot guys! No really thanks. I am having my computer company come by this morning and review the data from Harm and set to build a new one.
There is always a domino effect when it comes to technology. It would breeze through 3D rendering (Lightwave) and SD editing. The thing is, I just invested in a new Canon 5D with rig and peripherals. I was hoping to recoup on that investment before laying down more cabbage.