62 months ago
I'm trying to help a friend put together a PC for video editing, mainly with Adobe programs. She's used mainly Mac laptops for this in the past so pretty much everything has to be in there. (OS, optical, screens, etc) I'd like dual screens for productivity and an i7 is pretty much required for an editing rig for it to be up to snuff? In general this is the first time I've built a computer for editing, and I'm not sure on the real needs. Is there any obvious place I can sacrifice some power for cost and not lose functionality? Am I shooting myself in the foot anywhere with bad components or under powered?
I was going to advocate for RAID 5 so she could have some data redundancy but also get that extra speed and storage space. Firewire card is to support some older external drives. She doesn't use thunderbolt and all the mobos I saw that supported it jacked the price up bad. If there's a more economical solution to get that thunderbolt port on there, I'm all ears. I'd also like dual screens because thats just a nice touch, but if it comes down to it the second monitor can go.