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I use this for video edit with Adobe Cs6 Master suite/collection & Blender 3D I also create flash video and all the assets needed for it This build will get you through the longest footage in a decent amount of time. You could add 16gb more Ram for another (Market price) and it will be a few minutes quicker when editing 20-30 minute scenes. If editing 5 to 10 minute scenes that 16gb I used is fine. Rendering 3d in Blender? Get the ram and skip the quadro card and grab two GTX's instead. I used the Quadro card at the time of build due to 'that is what was there' and I thought Adobe Ray Trace was something I was going to use, instead I know use Blender to create anything 3D and that software is superior for rendering then Adobe as it will access 'chained' GPU's more efficiently then Adobe does. FWIW

If you went over to get one of these from the known high end brands it would cost you about 3800, easy... I did it for 2000 but the market changes and at time of edit has dropped in half.

The assembly is so easy an 11 year old Chinese boy could do it and probably does at those big name places. The only thing I may have done different was get a case that had 3pin fan connectors in it, so I have speed control over the intake and exhaust fans too. I did add a Cougar for a side intake. My side intake and rear exhaust are set at low. The CPU is set at Auto. The MB on average is about 94F and the Cpu is about 108F when editing,rendering and having 3-4 Adobe programs open while downloading an update or some assets. If you found this write-up useful you can thank me by being courteous in public. If you have any ?'s on this or need some help find me on Tom's Hardware with the same handle. Peace Netcommercial

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

One other thing.... about the SSD's be careful what you buy. I chose Plextor Pro due to it's ability to write incompressible or files that cannot be compressed when writing, such as AVCHD video and so-forth. Coupled with a 5 year warranty and most out there are 3 year. Read about Controller's in the SSD if you you want a better understanding of them. Sandforce is quick for most applications, yet for video editing you will find Marvell is better. Check out the Cache when comparing say the Samsung 830 250gb vs the Plextor M5P 256gb. AndanTech have a pretty good writeup and benchmark for comparison as does xbit forum.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Look very nice. Why did you chose the graphics card you did?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

The Quadro series is much better suited for editing than their standard GTX series. It's more expensive but it does a much better job than a normal graphics card.

  • 82 months ago
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Sorry for the delay...The Graphics card's drivers are written for my application. So no blue screen because the driver did not know how to handle the load. Like 5 hours of editing down the drain because the card did not know how to handle a render...for an effect

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Why extreme6 vs extreme4? Are you using the 3rd pci express x16 slot for something?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

6 was on onsale, it also had two firewire in's, great for stop animation and or if someone brings me a camera they need footage edited on. Some cameras out there are still in use as they cost 20-50k and still use a fire wire in or you need a stand alone MATROX in for a computer.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

4 has a few bugs

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build Its nice to see balanced builds. I really enjoy seein builders take the time to do the research for the parts and get the parts they need for their use. Awesome job!!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment. I did do a lot of reading, The computer is flawless, now that I have it in service. Here is a preview of what I can do. I can have Prem Pro open, After Effects open, edit a comp in Photoshop. Then open Avid Studio to render a project using Boris effects. Without ever a hick up. Rendering is pretty good considering....IGE: Rendering a 7 minute green-keyed scene with virtual studios and .mov files running on a virtual monitor in that studio. The Render takes about 20 minutes to be able to have a finished publishable file. Great Rig! I am still running 16gb of Ram. Waiting for a sale again...50.00 or less for the other 16gb. Total of 32gb.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Don't really like you're comment about the 11 year old Chinese boy though. :P

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

All in jest. Maybe I should have written Mexican. Isn't that where the big badge names assemble their sub par crap? You are Passive Aggressive, learn to curb that. You see, giving a compliment then taking it away with a comment is passive aggressive. To mention something that is known to bother someone is passive aggressive. Like stating" How is the terminal cancer going?"

Peace

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build. I'm in the process of building a rig around the Quadrao 4000, mostly for 3d modeling but will be editing and using after effects as well. Was curious about the SSDs. Are you running them in RAID. If so what level? How did you set up the droves for the OS and storage? Do you capture to the barracuda? Thanks.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not in RAID... I use a 256 for my C drive to run my Pgrams I then use a 256 for a G (scratch and storage for current projects.) After project is done I move it down to storage. I do not have backup... I park the files in my Storage when done. I am SUPPOSED to burn a disc for ultimate storage of my assets... Hope that helps.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good to see a pro like you give such good feedback. I'm hoping to start film school next fall and have designed my own build so that I can editing my projects at home as the new iMacs that the school provide in the workshop are basic. I'm not planning on building my computer before I start and right now I'm simply gathering knowledge so that I'm as informed as possible. My rig will double as a media/gaming machine and I wondered what advise you might have for me? Is a 3770k preferred over 4770k CPU? Will I benefit from a quadro gpu? Thanks

  • 62 months ago
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Ah man I am sorry about the longest reply ever... I do not get notified of a reply/email from here. Please excuse. If you are still wondering... Your CPU for editing a 3770 is pretty great actually. However Haskell from what I understand is a cooler running and less energy suck Processor. With my build, I can go back n forth between After Effects and Prem Pro within seconds. I can open Photoshop, Illustrator with any program open within seconds. I can render HUGE 3d vertices and faces using Blender in (5 mill) 10 seconds. Up to 5 minutes for a quality render per frame though. Your GPU will be the one to do that render for you. NOT so much your CPU...

Having a gaming rig and an editing rig is kinda hard. Unless you do not build it for Adobe exclusively. Where IF you want to have Cin4d or Ray traced 3d render engine in after effects available... I use Blender so a 580 GTX would do the trick these days. I do my 3d work in Blender. So I would not need the Quadro 4000 for $750. as I bought. I instead could have two 580's which would 'fly' in gaming and blender. However as mentioned the cin4d and ray trace would not work in Adobe, or Adopee as I call it now. I hope this helps. Pay it forward. Oh and use your blinker for where you are going, not where you been... Peace NC

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your monitor? How does it looked in portrait mode, and how are the viewing angles?

I just picked one up for $19 due to a pricing error. I'm excited!