Dear Agents of CS5
Your exciting Mission today: Well, not saving THE world, but MY personal little digital-editing world for the next few years.
My goal is editing of SD and HD video with CS5 student edition as a hobby. Short films between 1 and 20 minutes long, involving filters, effects etc. Using AE with different layers etc.
I´d like to have a solid machine for problemless and smooth workflow even with HD and "difficult" formats, involving filters etc,
I am not an extremely impatient person - if something takes 25 minutes to render or 30, I don´t care too much, I just want the editing process itself (previews etc) to be smooth.
After giving it much thought, I decided to get a system which would be fit for some "medium range" overclocking if I feel like trying that out in the future.
Like, 4,3 ghz instead of 3,3 ghz sounds already sound nice to me and seems achievable even with "one button" options with motherboards nowadays.
Here´s the system - please note I am a complete beginner at this.
Please tell me if you see any major mistakes/bottlenecks or have an opinion about each component
It just seemed to be the best and most recommended choice for HD video righ now. I won´t change my opinion on this.
Asus P8Z68-V Pro
(I am still unsure between this one and Asrock Extreme 4 - does it matter in terms of video editing? Can anyone comment who has one of these boards?
I´ll need firewire which the Asus does not have, but I can use an old PCI-Card)
I´ll use the onboard graphics for finishing a project shot in SD/PAL, I really can´t imagine there will be any problems, right?
Later this year when it gets to HD, I´ll go for an nvidia 460, 550, 560, sth like that.
(Even after doing much research, I can´t figure out how I would note the difference between a 240 and a 560 in normal editing work... both can Mercury Engine/Cuda with the hack...)
16 GB, made of 4 times DDR3 4GB/1333 CL9 Kingston
(Not much thinking here - these are the just the cheapest out there. After reading a lot aboutthis, I came to the conclusion that this does not really matter so much as an eventual OC wouldn´t concern the RAM with THIS configuration.
1666 MHZ also doesn´t seem necessary. for OC As to video editing with CS5, will this matter a lot? 1666 is only a few euros more...
Just one 7200 500 GB disc for OS and my SD/PAL-Project. Later I´ll get 2 more drives to be fit for HD. Does that sound okay?
Windows Premium 64 bit
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
I have no idea really, I saw this one recommended over here and the price looks fine. I am not even sure if I NEED an extra cooler for mild overclocking.
Tacens Valeo3 500W 0dB (Ultra-Silenciosa) 139mm 80+ Bronze
This is the cheapest one with "80+" certificate at the place I am going to buy. 500 W is enough or should I go for 600 W?
CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black Edition
(An alternative at my shop would be Thermaltake V4 Black Edition)
BTW all this will set me back about 900 Euros - at the cheapest dealer in my town who will build it for me.
Thank you SO much for reading this and helping if you can.. I promis hereby I´ll be back and let you guys know how my final build is working with CS5.
And now.. Action!