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Trying to keep it as close to 500 as possible. Already have storage drives, and roms so not needed.

Before i spend the money, I wanted some advice if you think this would be enough to do some light to moderate, quality video production. Will be running programs like camtasia studio,after effects, and video encoding. Would like to add a dedicated video card in the future if it demands, but was wondering if this would do the job. Here's what I came up with real quick as far as parts go.

All from newegg.com
total before shipping $539.94

Processor: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX


MOBO: ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard


Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

SSD: ( OS & programs only) OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
post #2 of 14
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Will be running win 7 ultimate too and other editing software. Do you think this hardware will get the job done
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Will be running win 7 ultimate too and other editing software. Do you think this hardware will get the job done

Make sure you use the 64 bit version of Windows otherwise you won't be able to utilize your 8 gig of RAM.

Your specs look good.
post #4 of 14
Ssd causes problems with some nle's. You also need a 2nd large drive for video/audio/photo/render files. You need a bluray burner also.
post #5 of 14
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Yeah it will be x64 for sure.
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Ssd causes problems with some nle's. You also need a 2nd large drive for video/audio/photo/render files. You need a bluray burner also.

SSD causing problems? Can you explain this further? As far as a second drive, i do have plenty of those already. But since were on the topic of second drives for rendering what would be the best setup with my Hdd's in this case?
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DUDE!!!!! Just got all the parts today and all i can say is this is a SERIOUS MACHINE!!! Cold boots in 39 seconds flat! From power button to fully running windows!!! You gotta get this build. The ssd rates a 7.8 out of 7.9 in windows 7 ultimate. Ram 7.7. CPU 7.2. This thing is nasty!
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Here are some pics
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Heres some more
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Ssd causes problems with some nle's. You also need a 2nd large drive for video/audio/photo/render files. You need a bluray burner also.

Absolutely.

No chance I would build a SSD system without a platter-type HD for backup.

Nice build BTW.
post #11 of 14
Sounds like a good build to me for nle
post #12 of 14
Wow! Nice system! I have been thinking of doing the same but don't know where to start. Is there an AMD cpu equal to an I5? I'm a big AMD fan.

A couple questions-
how do you like the integrated video?
are you getting 5.1 out of the integrated sound card?

I am curious to know how long it takes to render videos and what task manager shows for your cpu usage when rendering.
post #13 of 14
looks like a good build. Not sure on cast compared to an Intel (920 etc).

if you want to know comparisons, google the CPU and "encoding benchmark"...that should do it
post #14 of 14
Ivy bridge + dedicated video card + software to make use of said card (Nvidia has the better option at the moment) = extremely fast video processesing and encoding.

SSD? no chance i would use it as I would trade speed for capacity. (your cpu is not going to render video faster than it can be written to a mechanical hdd) for the price of a good SSD, you are looking at a 3TB mechanical hdd

256GB SSD (which is what you are really going to need for a typical PC install + Programs) is $180-200, about the same as a 3TB 7200rpm hdd.
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