After much research, I have finalised a prospective PC build.
The things I will be doing on this PC are; converting old VHS tapes/minI DV to DVD, bulk home-movie editing, wedding videography, DSLR film making and graphic design. I will mainly be using Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects. Aside from the obvious storage demands, I hope to achieve decent render times and a smooth editing workflow (minimal dropped frames when previewing effects-laden video). Below is my prospective build. (BUDGET <£800)
CPU - AMD FX 8350 AM3+ = £125.99
MOTHERBOARD - ASUS M5A97 EVO 970 = £70
GRAPHICS CARD - ASUS GTX 760 GDDR5 = £168.80
HARD DRIVE - WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 3.5inch CAVIAR BLUE (x2) = £42.97 (x2)
SOLID STATE HARD DRIVE - SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB = £80.98
PSU - CORSAIR CXM 600W MODULAR 80 = £60
RAM - HYPERX FURY CL10 16GB = £99.95
OPTICAL DRIVE - SAMSUNG 24X RETAIL SATA DVD WRITER = £12.99
CASE - ??
COOLER - COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO = £24.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
TOTAL APPROX £730.
I simply cannot find a straight answer on whether to go for an AMD or Intel processor.
I have gone for an SSD for my OS and programs, and 2 HDD (one for input, one for output). This build, I hope, will give me a good combination of storage and speed (the card will support mercury playback engine).
Any advice, tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!