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First Build - Video Editing PC (Thoughts?)

jmlewis
  • 70 months ago

Within the last year, my video editing hobby has led to many paid professional projects. Since I'm starting to shoot more and more paid videos, I need to be able to edit much more efficiently.

This will be my first build. I understand Haswell-e is about to be released and will be a significant upgrade, but I have to upgrade from my dying 5 yr old ASAP because I've got projects that need to be finished. On top of that, the 5930k and DDR4 RAM will unfortunately be out of my price range.

Here's my build so far: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $499.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $303.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $305.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $108.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $139.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $139.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2147.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 16:50 EDT-0400

I really don't want to spend any more, since my original budget was $2000. What are your thoughts on this build? Are there any places I can cut costs any more? Will I need any other parts like extra case fans or anything else?

*The reason I chose 3 1TB HDDs is because I need multiple HDDs for my workflow setup

I appreciate any help you can provide.

Josh

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $576.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $303.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $315.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $274.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $139.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $139.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2221.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 18:15 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know much about the amd gpus. Benchmark tests for video rendering show significantly better speeds with nvidia.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The 760 is worse than the 280x man trust me. The 280x is equivilent to the 770

NVidida and AMD both have their stron points also man

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

While I do agree that the 280x has a lot of strong points over the 760, Premiere Pro supports CUDA way more than OpenCL

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a GTX 770

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