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Purchase Template: Video Editing Workstation


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#1 DerekHallman

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:43 PM

Hi everyone.  I have been looking to buy a workstation solely for video editing.  I am shooting 1080p XAVC-S and need to use mainly Premeire Pro (and some After Affects occasionally).  I don't know much about computer hardware details so I have done some research.  A salesman at ADK Video Editing said that this (http://www.adkvideoediting.com/systems/system_review.cfm?saved_id=39810(link is external)) meets the minimum requirements for my needs.

That is a little above my budget and after some research, I find VERY similar machines on bhphotovideo.com for half the price tag.  What exactly do I need to run Premiere Pro smoothly and occasionally After Effects?

So far I think I need:

Intel Core i7-4790K Quad-Core

16GB DDR3 SDRAM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (2GB GDDR5)

2TB 7200 rpm SATA III HDD & 120GB SSD

Do I need to spend over $2500 on a machine?  Or can I buy something with those specs above from bhphotovideo.com for a much cheaper price and be satisfied?

Looking for any help at all and thanks in advance!



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#2 YeahBleeping

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:49 PM

This is kinda a loaded question.  Are you just editing existing video ie- imported from a different device?  Or are you going to be doing real time image manipulation 3d effects any rendering ?  The GTX 960 is not on the list of supported Ray tracing for After effects.  The problem is a good video card for an editing workstation costs about as much as the pc itself.

 

So here is my suggested build:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Wzwnqs

 

Just a little over 2 grand is not unheard of for a workstation (if you build it yourself you save about a grand or more) This does not include keyboard/mouse/monitor

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Wzwnqs

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Wzwnqs/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($316.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($56.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($56.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($114.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate  4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive  ($163.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card  ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.49 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2009.36

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-13 17:48 EDT-0400


Edited by YeahBleeping, 13 May 2015 - 04:53 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:15 PM

Thanks for the reply.  Sorry for asking a loaded question.  Forget AE. It seems like the want to use AE is causing me to go over my budget.  So if I stick with solely Adobe Premiere Pro, and to editing video imported from my camera, will I still need such a high quality graphics card?

 

Not sure how I feel about building a computer myself.  I would much rather buy a complete set-up, pull it out of the box and start using it.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:51 PM

Okay so if you do not plan on using After effects for renderring you can save yourself about 1000.00 You can go to a place like magicmicro.com and pick out a nice system for a reasonable price that they will build for you.  Here is a system I threw together that includes a graphics card that though pricey it is on the list of compatible graphics cards for AE.  I have bought two systems from them for friends and family and I was happy with their system build.  You may of course configure your own. If you go with 8 cores it will add about another 400.00

 

Magic Intel i7 X79 Starter
Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7GHz (3.9GHz turbo) Quad-Core Prosessor
Thermaltake CLP0602 140MM, 5 Copper Heat Pipes, Extra Quiet CPU fan
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3, SLI & X-fire, USB 3.0, SATA3, HD Audio, GB LAN
16GB (4x4GB) PC17000 DDR3 2133 Quad Channel (high performance memory)
GeForce GTX 770 2GB PCI EXpress 16X quad head, HDMI
3TB Western Digital Black 7200RPM SATA3 6GB/s 64m cache
LG 22x DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW
Realtek HD digital audio (onboard)
Ethernet network adapter (onboard)
Sentey CS1-1399 Plus, Black ATX case, fron USB 2.0 & 3.0
Cooler Master 500W Extra Quiet ATX Power Supply w/ 6pin PCI-E
Black Windows Keyboard, 104 key
2-Button Wheel Mouse, PS/2 Black
Black Multimedia amplified stereo speakers
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit DVD
Standard assembly and test 3-5 business days

$1568.00


Edited by YeahBleeping, 13 May 2015 - 05:58 PM.


#5 DerekHallman

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:20 AM

Wow thanks so much for compiling that list!  That includes everything I need for a full build?  Besides the monitor of course.

 

Edit:  If I want to put my SD cards directly into the computer, do I need to check off "All-In-One Memory Card Reader" ?


Edited by DerekHallman, 14 May 2015 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:58 PM

Yes you will need an All in one memory card reader.  I have one in mine and it works great.



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:53 PM

WHAT? Why did you recommend a PREBUILT? That is a BAD choice, too! I could build something a lot better for that price.

 

$2000 build;

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  ($372.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($93.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($232.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($123.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($544.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill STEALTH ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1936.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-14 18:46 EDT-0400

 

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($241.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Directron)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($81.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($98.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($52.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($544.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 V2 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1256.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-14 18:52 EDT-0400

 

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($241.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Directron)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($81.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($98.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($52.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card  ($315.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 V2 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1027.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-14 18:53 EDT-0400


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#8 DerekHallman

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

WHAT? Why did you recommend a PREBUILT?

 

He recommended a prebuilt because I have no clue how to build a computer on my own and I would feel much more comfortable having a professional do it.  I don't want to spend over $1000 and have the risk of messing things up due to my lack of knowledge.



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:33 PM

 

WHAT? Why did you recommend a PREBUILT?

 

He recommended a prebuilt because I have no clue how to build a computer on my own and I would feel much more comfortable having a professional do it.  I don't want to spend over $1000 and have the risk of messing things up due to my lack of knowledge.

 

 

Oh, okay. I do custom builds, if you want, along with a few friends. It isn't a real business; but more just something to do. We charge $30 plus the price of the PC and shipping; that includes a custom PC Part Picker list made just for your uses, the PC, and OS. For $1000? I can do a $940 build ($40 for shipping and $30 for build fees) if you want. Just PM me through here. :)


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:54 PM

@Noob...

 

I really do not appreciate you attacking my post like I have done the OP a dis-service.  I too build systems on the side for fun when I have the chance for friends and family by word of mouth ~ whatever..

 

I had originally suggested a build he could ' build himself' if he wanted and he let me know that he would rather buy a pre-built system.  There is nothing wrong with the suggested website that I pointed him to as I have bought from them before and I find their build quality to be very professional.  They sleeved all the wires and tied them down inside the system was very clean and professional.  I don't mind if you want to ' suggest ' a build of your own but I would appreciate you not attacking my post as if you somehow are an expert.

 

Thank you.  I also do not know of the specific rules of the board but I do think they would frown upon you 'selling' your 'services' to would be posters.

 

Thank you.






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