I am an editor for a local government cable channel. We are purchasing Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and our IT Dept. will be building the PC for it. They have asked about what special needs video editing will require in the PC and have made recommendations in hardware. Their recommendations are listed below. Does anyone see a problem with their suggestions or have better recommendations for the Adobe software? Thank you for your help.
Dell Precision T3500, CMT, Standard Power Supply, C2 Motherboard
Windows 7 Professional, No Media, 64-bit
Quad Core Intel Xeon W3530 2.8 GHz, 8M L3, 4.8GT/s
6GB, 1333 MHz, DDR3 SDRAM, ECC (3 DIMMS)
Mini-Tower Chassis Configuration
2GB NVIDIA Quadro 4000, DUAL MON, 2DP & 1DVI
C1 All SATA drives, No RAID for 1 Hard Drive
Integrated Intel chipset SATA 3 Gb/s controller
BOOT HARD DRIVE:
250 GB SATA 3Gb/s with NCQ and 8MB DataBurst Cache
8x Blu-Ray Disc (BD-RE) Burner
Internal 19:1 USB Media Card Reader
Western Digital 2TB My Book Essential USB 3
External Hard Drive
Dell UltraSharp 21.5 inch Monitor
SoundBlaster X-FI XtremeMusic
Dell AX210 Speakers
Dell USB entry business keyboard
Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse
What is there to say. About everything about their recommendation stinks big time.
Dell, CPU, memory, mini tower, video card, boot drive, external storage, SoundBlaster, power supply are best left out. The rest is reasonably OK. That does not leave you with a workable solution however.
Look here: Adobe Forums: What PC to build? An update...
PS. Pity you are not related to J.D. Edwards or the company. They know what it takes to run a good setup.