You do not have the budget for laughing in the face of video editing software.Zanzaben wrote:So I am just starting the fun job of building a new PC from scratch. I am building this primarily to laugh in the face of any thing the video editing software world can throw at me. I use Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium so that is where I will start.
My budget for all of this is around $4,000, if of course it turns out that to do what I need I only have to spend $2,000 then by all means tell me that setup.
Uncompressed is a great way to smash your HDD on it when you have plenty of spare CPU time to abuse instead. Might wanna go for some high res monitors at a decent bit-depth if you're working on HD and expect to see it all.Zanzaben wrote:Long story short I want to be able to have Premiere Pro and After Effects open simultaneously on 2 separate monitors both working with uncompressed 1080p avi files with Dynamic Link running between them.
SSD won't make a difference if your files are too large for them. Your best bet is to get some slightly smaller SSDs and then RAID0 them if you want serious performance. SATA3 will realistically perform as well as this for most uses though, even on NTFS, as well as cost significantly less and come in larger sizes. Also tune them with a filesystem better suited to large files with fast seeks, but I don't recall XFS working in Windows so lol. 32GB is maybe enough for Premiere OR After Effects, certainly not both if you're doing any heavy 1080p lifting. Not sure about GFX cards as I use Quadros but in general, if you rely on CUDA, you want cards with a lot of VRAM and the widest mobo lanes you can get for throughput; I wouldn't worry too much about the number of cores. Audio won't make any difference but in the event you want good audio, get a USB DAC and run that into a proper amplifier rather than using some expensive internal card which still gets interference from being inside your chassis.Zanzaben wrote:I know a decent amount about computers in general but I know nothing about the details of video editing and how much it taxes a computer to do this. So I have questions like if adobe and the files need to be stored on an SSD or not, if 16 gb of ram is enough or if I need 32, is the GeForce GTX 670 enough to handle it on its own or should I get 2 GPUs, I have absolutely no idea about audio cards.
ZephyrStar wrote:The two WD HD's are a bit faster, you can raid these for redundant storage, or just have two storage drives.
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