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Need a Basic Video Editing Rig with Upgradability as Skills Develop | $1200 or so

vdifronzo
  • 71 months ago

I'm currently using Premiere Elements and plan to add Davinci Resolve Light (current system only has 32 bit - need 64)

I don't want to get into overclocking, modifications, etc. as I do not feel my skill level is there. Simply building to get the most bang for buck. And, I must admit, a lot of the tech stats are foreign and I don't have hours upon hours to learn.

That being said, I am reluctant to build only because of a potential for software-related tech support in the future. Where would I go for tech support? I wouldn't have the time luxury of a forum-based solution.

I want to build simple, because Premiere Elements doesn't require the higher tech specs that Premiere Pro has; mainly Adobe-certifi ed GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance; this is where a large expense can come in that I don't need but want the potential for future UPGRADABILITY; something to do with graphics cards and CUDA cores I believe.

I want to keep rendering time to a minimum.

Requirements are:

4th generation i7 start w/ 16GB RAM upgradable to 32GB SSD for OS and Programs HDD for Data OS Windows 7, if 8 not a requirement. I read a certain version of 7 only utilizes 16GB RAM (that's not good)

Here's what I put together http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZWHzhM

Can I get the price down, what about the Graphics/Video card?

Please let me know what's missing or uncompatible.

ALL advice appreciated.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

According to your region: The 16GB limit is only for Windows 7 Home Premium versions.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

i changed the cpu to the overclockable model and added a few things. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hNKpzy

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Under 1200 with a GPU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor //4770-intgrated GPU-100Mhz $249.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive cheaper and a bit slower, but barely noticeable $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card //nVidia GPU because of CUDA cores $114.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $134.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1142.88

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