1st PC build (moving from Mac) for video editing with Pr. Advise appreciated!
Hi, I am moving over to Premiere from FCP7 on a mac. This is the build I am considering. Any advice/feedback would be very appreciated!
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s
DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail
RAM: 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-14900 (1866),
Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-10-9-27, XMP, 1.5V
SSD: 240GB Corsair Force Series GT 2.5", SATA III - 6Gb/s SSD,
SandForce SF-2200, Read 555Mb/s, Write 525Mb/s, 85K IOPS
HDD: 2x 2TB WD WD2002FAEX Caviar Black, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache OEM
BluRay: Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 12x BD-R, x8 DVD±DL x16
DVD±R x6 DVD±RW SATA Black OEM
PSU: 850W Corsair Enthusiast Series 850TXV2, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze,
SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU
Case: Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid Tower ATX Case, USB3, With
Side Window w/o PSU
WiFi: Netgear WN311B-100PES RangeMax Wireless-N PCI Adapter
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCI-E Soundcard 5.1Ch THX/Dolby
Optical In/Out OEM
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA
RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), DisplayPort/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
GPU: 2GB EVGA GTX 670, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU
915MHz, Boost 980MHz, Cores 1344, 2x DL DVI, DP, HDMI
Get a K.
A 3770K only 20$ more but allows the possibility to overclock and resale value.
A Nvidia vidio card can take allot of the render work off the CPU.
Where do you live where you thinking of buying parts from ?
IIRC consumer level Kepler cards aren't supported by Premiere - you'll need to buy something older like a 470/570/580 or dish out the dough for a workstation card. I don't believe 6xx series consumer cards will ever get support due to architecture and marketing limitations.
A 4x8 or 2x8 memory kit will be a far better investment considering RAM prices have gone as low as they will for the foreseeable future. (manufacturers will be cutting down production in hopes of keeping prices stable or pushing them back up)
Even if you overclock everything an 850W PSU will be completely overkill. I would look into a higher end lower wattage/higher efficiency unit. (not that the Corsair isn't good) Some of the new lower wattage Seasonics should be in a similar/slightly lower price bracket. Antec also has some Platinum units that are pretty good in terms of price/quality.
Overall very nice. As mentioned if you want the possibility to OC in the future the. Get a 3770k. The nothing I am unsure of is the quality of the sound card you have chosen(someone else with experience can chime in on that).
Thank you all for your responses.
If the 3770k is not much more expensive then I think I will go for that, it was something I was considering anyway. I'll check on the Adobe site to see if the GTX 670 is compatible - thank you for the heads up on that!
As for the PSU - I was going to go for a 650W one but thought I might need the 850W, I'll have to rethink that!
ZZLEE - I live in Edinburgh in Scotland. A local PC shop is going to do the build for me - I wanted to choose the components myself though to make sure everything is as best as I can get it for video editing in my budget (£1500).
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