11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2011 1:00 PM by moonlunar RSS

    Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?

    moonlunar Community Member

      I'm planning on purchasing Adobe CS5 creative suite 5 production premiere student and teacher edition, to learn how to use After effects, Premiere pro,

      and photoshop. I just started to getting into photography/vfx as a hobby using my Canon T2i. I have a custom pc I build 2 years ago using:

      Windows XP

      Core 2 duo 3.0Ghz

      2GB Ram

      Evga Gefore 9500 GT 512mb 128-bit DDR 2

      WD 500GB HDD

      corsair 450 PSU

       

      With the above setup I was able to run after effects cs4 and premiere pro cs4 trial verisions with now problems. I aslo know that my computer is not

      powerful enough to run the lastest adobe software, so I was going to build another pc. The footage I would be editing are from the T2i, 720p mov files, and will be

      small projects, the footage would be less than 15 minutes long. The PC i'm thinking of building would have:

      Window 7

      intel core i5-750

      intel DH55TC motherboard

      8GB RAM

      MSI Gefore 240 1GB 128-bit DDR 5

      WD Black 1T HDD

       

      Will I be able to run adobe CS5 with this build?

       

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
          Bill Gehrke CommunityMVP

          There is only one i5 (actually an i5-760) listed in our PPBM5 Benchmark Results and it is pretty far down the list.  The CPU intensive MPEG encoding benchmark is 296 seconds which tells me that you most likely will have major problems with your very CPU demanding AVCHD editing.  Also you have selected an Intel motherboard which will not allow you to overclock to improve performance. Adobe's minimum requirements are for at least a second dedicated 7200 rpm disk drive.  Also on the 9th of this month Intel's next generation low end processors are going on sale they are reported to be much more powerful for video editing.  They are i5-2xxx and i5-2xxxK.

           

          Save up a little more and get the fastest processor you can and you will be much happier.  If you have a Microcenter store near you go in and pick up one of these new Sandy Bridge models.  Great prices if you can get to a store on Jan. 9th.( the unlocked 3.4 GHz quad core with hyperthreading i7-2600K highend model is abour $370 less $90 or only $280 plus local taxes).

           

          Message was edited by: Bill Gehrke

          • 2. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
            moonlunar Community Member

            Getting i7 is needed to edit and composite AVCHD footage no matter how long the footage is. I'm not interested in overclocking at the moment since i'm just beginning to get into video edit and vfx. Also I have been reading Harm Millaard articles, they are very informative and helpful. On my mock list of hardware is:

            i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz

            intel DP55WB

            8GB G.Skill (2x4GB) DDR3 1333(PC3 10666)

            WD Blue drive 320GB (OS and apps)

            WD Blue drive 500GB (media)

            WD Black drive 640GB(render)

            OCZ Modxstream Pro 500 or 600 PSU

             

            Will is this be enough?

            • 3. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
              Harm Millaard CommunityMVP

              If you can swing it, I would definitely go for an i7-950, X58 mobo and 12 GB RAM. The i7-870/P55 is too limited for serious editing and especially with an Intel mobo. Look at the results of Powered by Design at 692 seconds. Look at Asus or Gigabyte for mobos.

               

              The PSU is pretty weak, depending on your video card and the WD Blue can better be changed for Blacks or Samsung F3 or F4's.

              • 4. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                moonlunar Community Member

                Here is another mock list of hardware. Instead of three hard drives I think is best for me to just start out with two.

                Windows 7 home(I can always upgrade to pro with my student discount)
                MSI X58M LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
                G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
                Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
                MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
                IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
                Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive-$54.99(2)

                 

                Why are the WD Blue drives bad for the OS and applications and is an adquate power supply unit for video editing and composting PC's?

                 

                Thank you for your help.

                • 5. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                  JSS1138 Community Member
                  Instead of three hard drives I think is best for me to just start out with two.

                   

                  I disagree.  Three is a good minimum for editing.  System, Projects/Scratch, and Media.  More is better, less is not.

                   

                  And a mini tower is just plain too small.  Mids are even a little cramped.  Get a full tower case.

                  • 6. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                    moonlunar Community Member

                    Windows 7 home
                    MSI X58M LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
                    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
                    Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL
                    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366,
                    130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

                    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200

                    Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"  x 2

                    IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

                     

                    Would there be a big performance boost if I went with the higher end card?

                    MSI N240GT-MD1G/D5 GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 OR

                    EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

                     

                    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire
                    Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

                     

                    OR

                     

                    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

                    80 PLUS Compatible with Core i7

                    • 7. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                      Harm Millaard CommunityMVP

                      The 460 is clearly better than the 240.

                       

                      Check eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Pro v2.5 and get the Pro version, set CPU load to 100% and capacitor aging to 30%, then add 10 - 15% to the calculated wattage for safety.

                      • 8. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                        moonlunar Community Member

                        Researching componets for a High-end PC is a real research project. So decided to go with a full ATX motherboard and the recommend video card for

                        Adobe Premiere Pro, 3 hard drives and a ATX mid tower case, a full tower cases are too big for my needs.

                         

                        GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

                         

                        Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366


                        EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16


                        G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)


                        COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


                        CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Core i7 Power Supply


                        SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"-Bare Drive(OS, programs)


                        Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"-Bare Drive x 2(media, rending, preview)

                         

                        Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

                         


                        • 9. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                          John T Smith CommunityMVP

                          >Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

                           

                          Check the memory use limit... I **think** that OS version will not use 24Gig, in case you ever decide you need to add memory

                           

                          The "usual" recommendation is Win7 64bit PRO

                          • 10. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                            Harm Millaard CommunityMVP

                            John, you are correct in that Home Premium only supports 16 GB. The Pro version is required.

                            • 11. Re: Can Adobe CS5 run with intel i5?
                              moonlunar Community Member

                              I understand the memory limit for windows Home and I can always upgrade to pro with my student discount later in the future.