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Looks like a great editing computer to me, Thomas. (Although many editing experts recommend adding a second hard drive for your media and project files.)
Yeah - I can understand that. Would you reccomend a normal 7200RPM, or for exapmle a SSD disk - lets say 30GB to put Windows on, and let the 1000GB which is standard in the PC for the files?
And what about the 300W power supply? Is it not a sign of bad quality of the PC?
Thanks a lot... A appreciate it!!
I don't know about the power supply and I also don't know about putting Windows on an SSD disk.
In my experience, two hard drives makes a big difference. Just put your operating system and program files on your C drive and then put your project files and media on the other and you should have very smooth performance editing video.
Wish I could get something like that for $1,000 in the U.K.
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Thanks Steve and Neale! I appreciate your opinion. I guess I will buy this Pc in a while and let know how it works :-)
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The unit looks good, though to echo what others have said, a second, physical drive would be a benefit, as would a more powerful PSU. As for using an SSD for the OS and programs, that should be just fine. I would also locate the Windows Virtual Memory (Page File) on that SSD, as well.
Keep your Projects, your media files and PrE Scratch Disks on the SATA HDD, as SSD's are great for reading, but not so fast for writing.
As for a PSU, I would think of bumping that up to at least 450W, or even 600W. Too many go with an underpowered PSU, and experience issues, or even failure.
Good luck and happy editing,
My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folder and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows swap file
Thanks Bill and John! This will be the first thing I will do with a new PC! Thanks a lot for the advice...
Hi everone, I just want to ask: how important is a graphical card in a new PC when editing in Premiere Elements 9/10? Are the graphics from the Intel i7 processor enough, or do you reccomend a graphical card (which one)?
Thanks in advance!
The Intel Sandybridge graphics chips have not been out long enough to tell whether Intel will offer better video driver support, than in the past. Only time will tell. I am a big fan of NOT using Intel graphics chips, but that is due to their history of NOT issuing new drivers frequently.
Both nVidia and ATI/AMD have been great with the driver support, so until Intel proves that they "get it," I would definitely go with one of those two mfgr's. cards. Video driver support is very important, and cannot be diminished.
One does not need a killer card, as PrE does not use much GPU acceleration. However it DOES interface very closely with the video driver, which often needs to be updated.
Thanks Bill, I'll risk it :-)