12 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2012 6:23 PM by tm-nader

    AVCHD Edit System (3 Disk Set-up and Computer Specs)

    tm-nader Level 1

      About to pull the trigger on a new system and of course I am trending about $300 over budget which I guess I can live with. I just wanted to check here first and see if anyone can see where I can save a few bucks with little loss of performance. I also welcome suggestions on a better system set-up, especially component quality as well as what to assign to the 3 disks (i.e. SSD drive for OS drive 2 scratch disk ect..). My goal is to work with AVCHD material in CS5 mostly PP & AE. I tend to do a lot of transitions, keying, and some PIP. Projects rarely go over 30 minutes, most projects average around 10 minutes.


      Old Computer System Hold Over’s: Windows 7 64-bit, Adobe CS5, GTX 570 Video Card


      To Purchase (wanted to stay @ $1,000.00. Currently @ $1377.00

      CPU: i7 2600K ($300) (Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K)

      MotherBoard ($200): ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI


      RAM: 32GB (2)(2x8GB) ($124 x 2)DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333


      Internal HardDrives: 3 disks

      (1)- SSD 120GB ($170) (OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

      (2)- 7200 RPM 64MB cache 1TB ($130 x 2)(Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)


      900W Power Supply ($129)( Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply)

      MidTower  Case ($70) (LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K57W Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case)