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Who can build the best video editing pc for $2800?

royalba94
  • 57 months ago

Budget: $2500-3000 Location: USA, AZ Use: 4k video editing/rendering, Web research, photoshop, occasional gaming Peripherals required: dual 4k monitors (not included in budget but looking at around 800) Operating System required: Windows 10 pro (already purchased) Case: Corsair 780T white (already purchased) Other Notes: Color coordination preferred

Let's see what we get. Have fun :)

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

what color do you want? I am thinking black on white (but you could change it to green, red or blue)

  • 57 months ago
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I was thinking black, white, and blue. Red would probably easiest though. My case has blue LED fans but those can be changed

Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $999.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK TRITON BLUE 100.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE/U3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $389.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $209.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $149.00 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $678.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $152.43 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2884.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 00:03 EDT-0400

Sorry I had things I need to do, so I will update it when I have more time. so leave a comment on things you want changed and I will get back to you tomorrow

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking great so far :) Love the Motherboard(Seems to go with the case well and bundled with cool features :), Memory, SSD and GPU.

I am a little leary of spending a thousand on the CPU, maybe we could swap out the 5960x for the 5820k or 5930k and I'll upgrade down the line. (unless that defeats the performance goal)

Not sure on the liquid cooling as it would be my first time doing it and I can't really afford to mess anything up. Granted it looks great but some people said their cpu block cracked after a month or so so maybe a different one. Love the idea though :)

I also think these HDDs are a good deal and might work Seagate 3TB NAS Drives

Thanks for your work though, it's looking good. can't wait to see what you do with it tomorrow! :)

  • 57 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE/U3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $389.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung XP941 Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $299.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Enterprise NAS 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $186.98 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case $0.00
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2920.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 08:13 EDT-0400

The 5960x is a waste of money but is the best at video editing, but the 5820k works perfectly so I put the extra money into a dual 980 ti.and changed the water cooler for an air cooler. You could change the cpu cooler for a NH-D15 but it doesn't look the best but is the best air cooler. Also I cannot recommend monitors because I have no idea what is good and what is bad for them. You could also go with skylake for a bit better gaming experience.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Same price, but more refined in terms of what it delivers. You're on the right track.

Honestly we should be recommending the Krait, but god, does this board look good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $999.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK TRITON BLUE 100.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $208.96 @ Mac Mall
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $343.28 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2902.18
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2882.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 08:51 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Slow hard drive, not good for editing. A proper video editing build has at least 2 big fast mechanical drives.

No 10 bit color support, something that should be a given for a video editing build at this budget.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Who can build the best video editing pc ... Use: 4k video editing/rendering

The one and only, me.

Here's a 16 core haswell EP workstation with W7100 FirePro card and high end mechanical drives for editing and media storage. The 8GB Tonga Core W7100 supports 10 bit per channel color and is the best value GPU in class for professional video editing and color grading.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $619.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $619.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR01 81.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR01 81.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DAL $293.00
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk X210 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $165.71 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $165.71 @ Amazon
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $618.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $113.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $519.99 @ Adorama
Monitor Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $519.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4103.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 03:27 EDT-0400

I took the liberty of including proper 4K monitors for a system of this caliber. No use having a 10 bit ready workstation GPU without color accurate monitors with billion color support. The system without monitors is right around $3000 (assuming you did not intend for us to include the case/OS costs in the budget).

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good. I took the liberty of compiling my own little parts list based off of your ideas/list.

Here it is: MultipliCity What do you think, will it work? anything I should change?

I added that E-ATX board you mentioned in my CPU question thread. wasn't sure on the cooler but I've heard good things about Cryorig so I threw that one in.

Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

My concern with using the DAX in this build, is that it will almost certainly cover the majority of the motherboard tray in the case, resulting in some loss of "clean" cable management. (those gromets will be "under" the board). That being said, the DAX does have the advantages we talked about.

You'd have to do the measurements on whether that cryorig cooler would fit when 2 are installed on the board.

If you snag an over-view shot of the board from newegg, you can actually get a pretty good idea of fitment by using a measuring tool in an image editor like gimp. Measure something in the image of a known size in the dimension you need to take another measurement, like the distance from mounting hole to mounting hole for HSF's on a socket, then come up with a pixel/mm conversion factor from that; then measure the spacing from socket to socket and look up the HSF dimensions and any offsets to determine if it will fit.

Cryorig and Raijintek are both part of a new "wave" of high value HSF's that can be imported from china. Good stuff for the money.


The ST5000NM0024 I selected for the build proposal has about the highest sequential data rate performance you'll get from any drive, at any price, and they are enterprise grade drives. For 4K video editing, they are about as good as it gets less editing on SSDs. Any reason you dropped these in favor of smaller, slower, more expensive drives?


There is actually a technical reason I selected the specific memory that I did. The Crucial RDIMM's I selected, are dual rank DIMM's. Since it is highly unlikely that this build would ever require more than 32GB installed per CPU, it would be ideal to use dual ranked 8GB RDIMM's (eventually upgrading to a total of 8 RDIMM's). This way, the memory controller could achieve both channel and rank interleave for best possible performance. The Kingston kit, can be installed in such a way to support dual channel with rank interleave, or quad channel without rank interleave. The single ranked kingston kit would require 64GB per CPU to achieve all possible interleave functions with matched memory. (2 DIMM's per channel to achieve 2 ranks per channel).


The PSU switch looks fine to me. The main thing we are looking for here is something of high quality with 2 X EPS power connectors.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your review. It was incredibly informative for me.

Great idea about the fitment, Hadn't really thought of doing that. Always better to build it virtually and deal with any problems then get the wrong parts so thanks. :)

No real reason I dropped the drives you suggested, was just throwing it together pretty quick and didn't think to compare them to the ones you selected. I'll definitely want the ones you posted vs. what I put in.

As for the RAM, I am honestly pretty clueless as far as that goes so I just picked the cheapest one I came up with on my search. again, lack of attention to detail. (albeit details I was unaware of) So now that you explained it so graciously I see why you picked what you did and will put the back in the build as they should be.

Like I said at the beginning, Thank you SO much for your review and taking the time to explain it to me.

I've updated the Parts list to reflect the changes. Any other little details that could be tweaked to make it a rock solid build?

  • 57 months ago
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You can get the DAX for less here: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-X10DAX

I just took a closer look at the H5 cooler. I'm concerned about the heat-pipes potentially interfering with the RAM slots on the DAX motherboard.. Assuming you intend to install the HSF's with a front-to-back air-flow configuration, the heatpipes appear as if they will "sweep" over the first couple RAM slots on either side of the socket. Obviously, the H5 was originally designed for an application with traditional DIMM slot orientation. Many of these workstation and server motherboards have the DIMM slots the opposite direction. This can create interference problems that aren't as obvious. The SilverStone AR01's heatpipes all rise up with tight spacing to the CPU socket area, and should "clear" all of the RAM slots.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip. Have you had any experience buying from them before? The reviews seem pretty split between people loving or hating them.

Also, I had someone suggest I do this build instead. Any thoughts on one vs. the other?

Thanks!

EDIT: Also any thoughts/pointers on using a GTX Titan X vs. the AMD Firepro W7100?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW.. the 2 xeons really beat the OP's single xeon, all the other builds look like playthings ;-P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

if there was a like button on your comment, I'd click it :) I blame Allan_M_Systems for it's awesomeness though :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

hehehehh He's really a knowledgeable guy.. :-))

  • 57 months ago
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Here is my submission:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $259.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $107.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $107.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $399.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $622.10 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $622.10 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $120.03 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $17.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2900.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 08:47 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: Struggled to get you into the i7-5930k, but in the end it didn't make sense because you won't need the PCI lanes. Overclock this chip though, there is plenty of headroom.
  • Cooler: White, so very very white! High performance too.
  • MOBO: Again, fits the color scheme, and it had all the features I looked for.
  • RAM: There is room for expansion, but I am using 4 of the slots to get you to 32GB. DDR4 is a little faster than ddr3, and it is low power in comparison.
  • SSD: This is the AHCI version of the drive. Really quite fast. M.2 is a special port on the motherboard, this drive plugs directly into that port and is secured with a screw that comes with the MOBO for this purpose. (User Benchmarks)
  • HDD: PLENTY of room for all your projects. I'm hoping you won't need all that much speed as I went with the 3TB model. There are faster drives out there, but they cost a lot more and aren't THAT much faster.
  • GPU: Dual 680TI's for the horsepower they offer. Reference design to reduce overall case temperatures by venting the hot air out the back.
  • Case: Your excellent selection.
  • PSU: Very highly regarded power supply. 100% sleeved cables (black). Replaceable cables on CableMod.
  • Optical: Whatever, cheaped out here as it likely doesn't matter.
  • OS: Your selection here.

Hope this helps. You can always swap out the 680's for a 12GB Titan. Either way is good.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

After looking through your conversations in this thread, I feel this is the most suitable parts list for you. It hands-down gives you the most performance in all areas for your dollar while arguably looking the best.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler $69.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-PRO ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $301.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $208.96 @ Mac Mall
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $343.26 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3012.94
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2982.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 15:22 EDT-0400

As for monitors, this should do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Monitor Dell P2415Q 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $409.99 @ Adorama
Monitor Dell P2415Q 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $409.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $819.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 15:24 EDT-0400

If you bump that monitor budget up by $200 it will get you two P2715Qs which are the 27-inch version of the monitors I selected.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the thoughtfulness, I'll look over it in detail later and see what I think

Thanks :)

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty good. That Motherboard seems great and love the color of it!

I think I would add some more memory though. Along with Storage, 4k video laps it up. The M.2 would probably be awesome for the OS and programs, I love computers with quick boot times :)

A little leery of the liquid cooling like I told CaBcannon2000 but it looks like a solid cooler and I like the color option bit :)

Also liking the sound of the dual 980 TIs

I also think these HDDs are a good deal and would work Seagate 3TB NAS Drives

Great work though, Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Go for it! more ram would help with 4k video editing/rendering time, no need to be leery of that AIO cooler as it's one of the best/newest coolers from corsair. as far as the Seagate Enterprise NAS 3TB drive goes get two or more and raid 1 for two drives and RAID 5 for three or more to stop data loss.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet, Thanks :) Gotta say, I just looked at the power supply you picked cause it seemed a bit pricier than I wanted but then I saw it was white and the whole build you put together became Awesome. Good work! So far, this build has my heart :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Also liking the sound of the dual 980 TIs

There's very little performance scaling to be realized in real world editing conditions with that much GPU in a system, especially on an 1150/1151 socket system...

You'd have to go out of your way stacking nothing but GPU accelerated manipulations and effects on a freakfest of a deep timeline to see any meaningful gains from that much GPU thrown at the problem on that platform.

The CPU is still the primary source of performance scaling in video editing and professional (read: software based) transcoding.

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