6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2012 8:53 AM by RjL190365

    my computer - how can I improve for editing

    ringen000

      I am a hobby-editor . . . :-)

       

      Still I am curious to get some hints on which parts of my computer could be improved for video editing.

       

      So hopefully someone here could have a look on my hardware!

       

       

       

      Here are the specs: (in german!)

       

       

      Mainboard:

       

      Asus P6X58D-E

       

      ATX, Sockel 1366, Intel X58 / ICH10R Chipsatz, DDR3-1600

       

       

      Hersteller      Asus

       

      Modellbezeichnung      P6X58D-E

       

      CPU Sockel      1366

       

      unterstützte Prozessoren      Intel Core i7, Core i7 EE, Xeon (Nehalem)

       

      Mainboard Chipsatz      Intel X58 / ICH10R

       

      BIOS Hersteller      AMI

       

      Formfaktor      ATX

       

      QuickPath Interconnect QPI (MT/s)      6400

       

      ATX 12V Anschluss (8polig)      1

       

      ATX 2.0 Anschluss (24polig)      1

       

      Arbeitsspeichertyp      DDR3

       

      Arbeitsspeicher maximal (MB)      24576

       

      Speichertakt (MHz)      1600/1333/1066 (2000* *OC)

       

      Speichersteckplätze      6

       

      Triple Channel Unterstützung      vorhanden

       

      PCI (32-Bit) Steckplätze      2

       

      PCIe x1 Steckplätze      1

       

      PCIe x16 2.0 Steckplätze      3

       

      SLI / Crossfire Unterstützung      2/3 Way SLI/Quad CrossFireX

       

      SATA Controller      Intel ICH10R + Marvell® 9128

       

      SATA Anschlüsse      6x SATAII + 2x SATAIII

       

      SATA Protokolle      SATAI-III

       

      Unterstützte RAID Level      0,1,5,10

       

      USB Protokolle      USB 3.0/2.0/1.1

       

      USB Anschlüsse extern      4x USB 2.0 intern + 4x USB 2.0 extern + 2x USB 3.0 extern

       

      Soundchip      Realtek® ALC889

       

      Audiokanäle      8

       

      SPDIF Ausgang      1x optisch, 1x koaxial

       

      LAN Chipsatz      Marvell 88E8056®

       

      LAN-Ports      1

       

      LAN-Transferrate (MBit)      10/100/1000

       

      Anschlüsse für Lüfter      5

       

      PS/2 Schnittstelle (Tastatur)      1

       

      PS/2 Schnittstelle (Maus)      1

       

      IEEE1394a Firewire Schnittstelle      1

       

       

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      CPU:

       

      Intel Core i7 950 (3,06GHz)

       

      Sockel 1366, Box - inkl. Kühler

       

       

      Hersteller/Modellbezeichnung

       

      Hersteller      Intel

       

      Prozessor Modell      Core i7

       

      Sockeltyp

       

      Prozessor Typ - Taktfrequenz      950 (3,06GHz)

       

      CPU Modellnummer      BX80601950

       

      Sockel      1366

       

      Packungstyp      Box - inkl. Kühler

       

      Prozessorkern      Bloomfield

       

      Anzahl Kerne      4

       

      QuickPath Interconnect QPI (MT/s)      4800

       

      Cache

       

      Energieverbrauch

       

      L1 Cache (kB)      4 x 64

       

      L2 Cache (kB)      1024

       

      L3 Cache (kB)      8192

       

      Energieverbrauch (Watt)      130

       

      Herstellungsprozess (nm)      45

       

      Kühler      Original Intel Box Kühler

       

       

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      RAM:

       

      6144MB DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9K3/6G

       

      DDR3 - 1333 (PC3 - 10600)

       

       

      Hersteller/Modellbezeichnung

       

      Hersteller      Kingston

       

      Herstellernummer      KVR1333D3N9K3/6G

       

      Technische Daten

       

      Kapazität (MB)      6144

       

      Kit bestehend aus      3 x 2048MB

       

      Speichertyp      DDR3

       

      Speicherstandard      DDR3 - 1333 (PC3 - 10600)

       

      Anschluss      DIMM 240-Pin

       

      Timings

       

      CAS Latency (CL)      9

       

      RAS-to-CAS-Delay (tRCD)      9

       

      RAS-Precharge-Time (tRP)      9

       

       

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      Festplatte:

       

      1000GB Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX

       

      3,5", Serial-ATA/600 (6Gb/s), 64 MB Cache

       

       

      Hersteller      Western Digital

       

      Modellbezeichnung      Caviar Black WD1002FAEX

       

      Festplattenkapazität (GB)      1000

       

      Formfaktor (Zoll)      3,5

       

      Schnittstelle      Serial-ATA/600 (6Gb/s)

       

      Umdrehungen / Min.      7.200

       

      Geräuschentwicklung Betrieb (dB)      33

       

      Geräuschentwicklung StandBy (dB)      28

       

      Max. Transferrate (lesen) MB/s      keine Herstellerangaben verfügbar

       

      Max. Transferrate (schreiben) MB/s      keine Herstellerangaben verfügbar

       

      Zugriffszeit (ms)      4,2

       

      Cache (MB)      64

       

      Gewicht (g)      690

       

      Abmessungen (BxHxT) (mm)      101,6 x 25,4 x 147

       

      ARLT Garantie      Kein OEM. 5 Jahre Herstellergarantie. 3 Jahre ARLT Garantie davon 6 Monate Soforttausch bei Defekt

       

       

      wegen mehr Platz, größerem Cache, halber Zugriffszeit und SATA3-Schnittstelle, Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 126 MB/s (Max) - sehr guter Wert !

       

       

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      Brenner:

       

      LG GH22NS 22/22/48/32 DVD-Brenner, S-ATA

       

       

      Super Multi DVD-Brenner ? mit S-ATA Schnittstelle

       

       

      INTERNER 22x/22x Super Multi DVD-Brenner mit SecurDisk Unterstützung. Der perfekte Alleskönner für Ihren PC. Brennt nicht nur die gängigen Formate (DVD+R/+RW,-R/-RW) sondern auch DVD-RAM und ist außerdem durch die Double/Dual Layer Funktionalität für die Zukunft gerüstetHersteller      LG

       

      Modellbezeichnung      GH22NS40

       

      Farbe      schwarz

       

      Bauart      intern

       

      Schnittstelle      Serial-ATA

       

      Formfaktor (Zoll)      5,25

       

      Medienaufnahme      Schublade

       

      Puffer (Kb)      2048

       

      Zugriffszeit CD-ROM (ms)      120

       

      Zugriffszeit DVD-ROM (ms)      140

       

      Zugriffszeit DVD-RAM (ms)      175

       

      Lesen CD-ROM      48

       

      Lesen DVD-ROM      16

       

      Lesen DVD-RAM      5

       

      Schreiben CD-R      48

       

      Schreiben DVD-R      22

       

      Schreiben DVD+R      22

       

      Schreiben CD-RW      32

       

      Schreiben DVD-RW      6

       

      Schreiben DVD+RW      8

       

      Schreiben DVD-R DL      10

       

      Schreiben DVD+R DL      10

       

      Schreiben DVD-RAM      12

       

      Betriebs-LED      vorhanden

       

       

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      Grafikkarte:

       

      Gainward Geforce 9500GT

       

      1024MB, PCIe 2.0, DVI, VGA, HDMI

       

       

      Hersteller/Modellbezeichnung

       

      Hersteller      Gainward

       

      Anschlussart      PCI-Express 2.0

       

      Stromversorgung

       

      Maximaler Verbrauch bei Volllast (Watt)      75

       

      GPU

       

      GPU Hersteller      NVIDIA

       

      GPU Bezeichnung      Geforce 9500GT

       

      GPU Takt (MHz)      550

       

      Kühlung      passiv

       

      DirectX Version      10

       

      Shader Model Version      4.0

       

      OpenGL Version      2.0

       

      HDCP Unterstützung      Ja

       

      NVIDIA CUDA-fähig      Ja

       

      Grafikspeicher

       

      Speicherkapazität (MB)      1024

       

      Speichertyp      DDR2

       

      Speichertakt (MHz)      800

       

      Speicheranbindung (Bit)      128

       

      RAMDAC (MHz)      400

       

      Dual-Link Unterstützung      ja

       

      unterstützte Auflösungen

       

      Max Auflösung (dpi)      2560x1600x32Bit 60 Hz (Dual Link)

       

      SLI / Crossfire Unterstützung      SLI

       

      Anschlüsse

       

      DVI Schnittstelle      1

       

      VGA D-Sub Schnittstelle      1

       

      HDMI Schnittstelle      1

       

      Unterstützte Betriebssysteme      Windows XP, Windows Vista

       

      Zubehör      Treiber CD

       

      Packungstyp      Retail

       

       

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      Netzteil:

       

      550Watt, ARLT Netzteil, 12cm Lüfter, 20+4pin, schwarz

       

       

      Anschluß Mainboard

       

      ATX (20pin. + 4pin. Buchse)

       

       

      Anschlüsse Endgeräte

       

      8x 4 Pin Stromanschlüsse (HDD), 2x 4 Pin Stromanschlüsse (FDD), 2x SATA Stromanschlüsse, 1x 6 Pin Stromanschluss (VGA), 1x 4 Pin Stromanschluss (CPU)

       

       

      Eingänge

       

      230V Netz

       

       

      Leistung

       

      550Watt

       

       

      Lüfter

       

       

      1x 12x12cm silent

       

       

       

       

       

      Hersteller/Modellbezeichnung

       

      Leistung

       

      Hersteller      Arlt

       

      Modellbezeichnung      LowNoise

       

      Watt      550

       

      Anschlüsse

       

      ATX 12V Anschluss (4polig)      1

       

      ATX Anschluss (20polig)      1

       

      ATX 2.0 Anschluss (24polig)      1

       

      S-ATA Stromanschlüsse      2

       

      3,5" Anschlüsse      2

       

      5,25" Anschlüsse      8

       

      Eingangsspannung (V)      230

       

      Sonstiges

       

      Bauform      ATX

       

      Lüfter (mm)      120

       

       

       

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      CPU Kühler:

       

      Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B, CPU Kühler für Sockel 1366/1156/775/478/754/939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/940

       

       

       

      Hersteller      Scythe

       

      Modellbezeichnung      Mugen 2 Rev. B

       

      Material Kühlkörper      Kupfer / Aluminium

       

      kompatible CPU Sockel      1366/1156/775/478/754/939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/940

       

      Freigegeben bis (MHz)      alle Taktraten

       

      Lüfterdrehzahl (U/Min)      1400

       

      Geräuschentwicklung Betrieb (dB)      26,5

       

      Abmessungen (BxHxT) (mm)      130 x 158 x 100

       

      Gewicht (g)      870

       

      Besonderheiten      bis zu 4 Lüfter verbaubar

       

      mitgeliefertes Zubehör      Backplates

       

      Schrauben

       

      Installationsanleitung

       

      Luftdurchfluss (m³/h)      126

       

      Kühlung      aktiv

       

       

       

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      Cardreader:

       

      Apacer AE700, Kartenlesegerät 30-in-1

       

      intern, USB, Schwarz

       

       

       

      Hersteller      Apacer

       

      Modellbezeichnung      Embeded Card Reader AE700

       

      Kartenleser Typ      30-in-1

       

      Farbe (Gehäuse)      Schwarz

       

      Anschluss      USB

       

      Breite (mm)      101

       

      Höhe (mm)      25

       

      Tiefe (mm)      100

       

      lesbare Formate

       

      XD PictureCard      ja

       

      mini-/micro SD      ja

       

      SD Memorycard      ja

       

      MultimediaCard      ja

       

      Microdrive      ja

       

      MemoryStick      ja

       

      CompactFlash      ja

       

       

       

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      OS:

       

      Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit System-Builder-Version

       

       

       

      Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit System-Builder-Version, EnglischHersteller      Microsoft

       

      Art der Software      Betriebssystem

       

      Datenträger      DVD

       

      Lizenz (Anzahl PC's)      1

       

      Softwareversion      OEM

       

      Produktaktivierung erforderlich      ja

       

       

       

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      2 x eSATA als PCIe:

       

       

       

      Delock Controller Karte 2x eSATA, 2xSATA, 1x IDE

       

       

       

      2x intern SATA oder 2x eSATA Spezifikation

       

      1x intern PATA IDE Spezifikation

       

      Datentransferraten:

       

      SATA II bis zu 3 Gbps

       

      PATA bis zu 133 Mbps

       

      PCI Express x1 Standard

       

      Unterstützt PCI Express 1.0a Spezifikation

       

      Unterstützt bis zu 2 HDD am SATA, sowie 2 HDD am IDE Controller

       

      Unterstützt Native Command Queue (NCQ)

       

      Raid 0, 1

       

       

       

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      Festplatte:

       

      2000GB Western Digital RE4-GP (WD2002FYPS)

       

      3,5", Serial-ATA/300 (3Gb/s), 64 MB Cache

       

       

       

      Hersteller      Western Digital

       

      Modellbezeichnung      RE4-GP (WD2002FYPS)

       

      Festplattenkapazität (GB)      2000

       

      Bauart      intern

       

      Formfaktor (Zoll)      3,5

       

      Schnittstelle      Serial-ATA/300 (3Gb/s)

       

      Umdrehungen / Min.      5.400 - 7.200 (dynamisch je nach Auslastung)

       

      Geräuschentwicklung Betrieb (dB)      29

       

      Geräuschentwicklung StandBy (dB)      25

       

      Max. Transferrate (lesen) MB/s      110

       

      Zugriffszeit (ms)      8,9

       

      Cache (MB)      64

       

      MTBF (h)      1.200.000

       

      Gewicht (g)      730

       

      Abmessungen (BxHxT) (mm)      101,6 x 26,1 x 147

       

      Besonderheiten      Energiesparende Green Power Festplatte

       

       

       

       

       

      Please have a look at my system and give me ideas how I could eventuially improve it.

       

       

       

      regards

        • 1. Re: my computer - how can I improve for editing
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          1. Increase memory to 12 or 24 GB.

          2. Get a nVidia GTX 560 Ti video card.

          3. Add a couple of harddisks.

          4. Get a better PSU.

           

          See the hardware FAQ section and some of the popular discussions on the right hand side in the hardware forum. http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/hardware_forum?view=discussions

          • 2. Re: my computer - how can I improve for editing
            RjL190365 Level 4

            I agree completely with Harm. A 550W PSU of average (or middling) quality like the one that you have (which, by the way, is based on a CWT PSH or PSH-II platform) is not quite enough to power a power-hungry CPU like the i7-950 of yours, especially if a better-performing GPU such as the the GTX 560 Ti that Harm suggested is added along with two or more additional hard drives. (Your system currently has exactly two hard drives, which is the absolute minimum that you should have in an editing system unless you want performance to be slower than an old Pentium 4. However, one of those hard drives spins at only 5400 RPM - far from ideal for an editing system. You really want all of the hard drives inside that system to spin at 7200 RPM.)

             

            Speaking of the GTX 560 Ti, you don't need the one with 448 cores since a non-overclocked (read: stock speed) i7-950 can't take full advantage of that higher-end GPU (and please note that the GTX 560 Ti 448 is actually a GTX 570 with one of its shader units disabled whereas the standard GTX 560 Ti is a different chip altogether). The standard GTX 560 Ti, with its 384 CUDA cores and a 256-bit DDR5 memory bus width, would suffice. However, if you do wish to overclock the i7-950 (to at least 3.8GHz), then the 448-core edition of the GTX 560 Ti would make more sense. (The 9500 GT that you currently have is not only old, it's slow and weak as well: It has only 32 CUDA cores, and it uses really, really crummy DDR2 RAM with only a 128-bit memory bus width. Such a card would have made the GPU-accelerated mode significantly slower than software-only mode during certain operations within CS5.x.)

             

            By the way, I was wrong six months ago about the Dell systems sold during Fall 2011 that came with a 1.25GB version of the GTX 560 Ti: I had assumed that that card had 448 cores. Well, I did more research, and discovered that there was an OEM version of the GTX 560 Ti which did use a 320-bit DDR5 memory bus - but it had only 352 CUDA cores. It uses the same GPU as the GTX 570 and GTX 580, but with only 11 of its 16 shader units enabled, making it a GTX 570 with four of that GPU's shader units disabled. The Dell version of the GTX 560 Ti is, indeed, only a 352-core unit that was based off of a GTX 570. That made the Dell GTX 560 Ti expensive for what it is - at around $300, it cost as much money as the 448-core version of the GTX 560 Ti sold for around that time.

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            • 3. Re: my computer - how can I improve for editing
              ringen000 Level 1

              Thanks for your helpful answers!

               

              Can you recommend a sound card for my system too?

              Someone said I should get a Juli@ ESI . . .

              I'm editing audio with audition too. Guess there'll be another forum :-)

               

              Just - for premiere is there any soundcard recommended ?

               

              regards

              • 5. Re: my computer - how can I improve for editing
                Alan Craven Level 4

                Avoid Creative audio cards, they are a known source of problems with Premiere editing systems.

                 

                I use an external audio card, which has very high quality pre-amplifiers - a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB.

                • 6. Re: my computer - how can I improve for editing
                  RjL190365 Level 4

                  It depends on what you're going to do with the audio tracks. In most cases, stick with the motherboard's onboard audio since most video projects involve only the rough monitoring of the audio tracks embedded in the video file(s). But if you're going to be doing serious mixing of various different audio tracks, then get a professional-level sound card (not one from Creative, which have been notorious for stability issues).

                   

                  Keep in mind that some of the onboard audio is relatively lousy compared to others (for example, the Realtek ALC 887 that's found on entry-level Asus motherboards has significantly inferior specs, especially signal-to-noise ratio, compared to the same company's higher-end ALC 892 and ALC 898 chips).