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Building video editing workstation need some feedback on parts

By riellyb
Oct 21, 2010
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  1. This will be a video editing workstation running premiere pro(maybe elements).
    Looking to spend up to 2000. Prices are from Newegg.
    Just looking to make sure everything is compatible and that there aren't any bottlenecks and not sure if the PSU will have enough juice with just 550W.
    Also thinking about adding an aftermarket cpu fan/cooler.

    1 EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

    $269.99

    1 AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX


    $260.99

    1 CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

    $149.99

    1 CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

    $79.99

    1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

    $69.99

    1 Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    $116.99

    1 ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor

    $189.99

    1 ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
    $99.99

    2 SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE/ATAPI Model SH-S222A

    $33.98

    1 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    $59.95

    Subtotal: $1,338.84

    Thanks for the help in advance
     
  2. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 135

    I really would go with a larger Power supply, maybe something in a 650 + Range.
     
  3. riellyb

    riellyb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bumped it up to this:


    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
    Model #:CMPSU-750TX

    $139.99 -$30.00 Instant $109.99
     
  4. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 135

    Looks good then.
    The only thing you might want to add is a Blu Ray RW drive, if you're looking to burn HD movies from your video edits.
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,171   +37

    Excellent choice on the power supply upgrade. By the way, we have an article here about how Nvidia will be dropping the price on their video cards in response to AMD's new 6800 series to be released. You may want to hold off for just a little while.

    This case is very roomy and for a midtower there is a lot of room to work with and in: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
     
  6. riellyb

    riellyb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea I know about the 6000 series dropping in the next month or so but unfortunately, this is a time sensitive build and I can't wait for those prices to come down.

    Is the stock cooler that comes with the 1060T adequate? or should I look into adding a third party one?
     
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,171   +37

    With video rendering and 8 gigs of RAM I think a third party cooler would be a wise idea. Though Newegg customer reviews often get ridiculed there are a number of posters who know what they are talking about and those that do list their components including 3rd party coolers. You might want to check them out for their 1090T reviews.

    By the way, the reason I listed that Cooler Master case is because not only does it have a lot of room for a midtower it also has really good airflow.
     
  8. riellyb

    riellyb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Checked out that case on Newegg and their NeweggTV video convinced me.
    Also after some advice I changed my SSD to this one.
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,052   +970

  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    The crucial C300 is a quick SSD. Getting higher capacities increases it's speed as well and for me, 64GB isn't enough, so I'd personally get a bigger drive if possible.

    Corsair 550w is fine?
     
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,171   +37

     
  12. riellyb

    riellyb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I'm going to stick with the mid tower.
    Can anyone recommend a similar MOBO but with more room for expansion?
     
  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,171   +37

    Can you tell us what you mean by "more expansion"?
     
  14. riellyb

    riellyb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry, I mean more than one PCIE X16 slot etc.
     
  15. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,171   +37

    Here is a Link to a number of Asus AM3 boards. Just look for the designation under the PCIE X16 info if it has two slots or not. Keep in mind that though some systems can run two cards, depending on the board, some will set it X8 per card rather than X16 but only in SLi configurations; single cards are full X16.

    Also, some boards now have 3.0 USB which is a very nice option and those 890GX and 890FX boards are very good chipsets.


    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...deId=1&Description=AM3 Motherboards&name=ASUS
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,052   +970

  17. riellyb

    riellyb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just ordered everything, Thanks for all the help!
     
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    You could've simply gone with a cheaper card like the GTS 250 and used the CUDA-support hack for Premiere Pro.

    Still, it's a great system, although I'd have also gone with a silent case for this kinda system, like the Antec P183 or the Cooler Master Sileo 500.
     


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