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Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:42 PM

Hello world,

I am going to attempt a new desktop PC build over the summer. While saving up for the individual parts, I'll be watching for the next three months for deals and the sorts; in the mean time, would anyone like to take a peak at some of the parts I'm thinking about purchasing and let me know in his or her humble opinion if it would be a good fit for the work I want to do? For now I'm trying to keep the entire system under $1200.00 and plan to run parallel Linux and Windows OS. Finally the build would need to be ideal for video editing and PC gaming.

Much thanks in advance!

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Here's my Newegg wishlist:

Cooler Master HAF 912 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-912-KKN1
Item #:N82E16811119233

Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
Model #:BX80637i53470
Item #:N82E16819115234

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:P8Z77-V LK
Item #:N82E16813131837

ASUS GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
Model #:GTX750TI-OC-2GD5
Item #:N82E16814121855

LEPA MaxBron B1000-MB 1000W ATX CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:B1000-MB
Item #:N82E16817494018

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL
Model #:F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL
Item #:N82E16820231528

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
Model #:WD10EZEX
Item #:N82E16822236339

Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Model #:VE228H
Item #:N82E16824236100

SUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
Model #:BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135247

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Keep in mind that I'm trying to keep to a budget. Most of the items I've selected are between $100-$200 a piece. Also, I'm very particular about Asus brands, but am willing to consider other vendors. What is more, I will eventually want to purchase an SSD to install my OS and programs so any advice on brands or where to buy would be very much appreciated.


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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:02 AM

I would move the motherboard up to a M87. For not much more you have a better chipset.
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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:52 AM

Any particular reason you are going ivy bridges and not the newer haswell?
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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:03 AM

View Postastonecipher, on 29 May 2014 - 01:02 AM, said:

I would move the motherboard up to a M87. For not much more you have a better chipset.


@Astonecipher, thank you for making that observation. If there is anything I don't want to go cheap on, it's the Motherboard.


View Postmodi123_1, on 29 May 2014 - 06:52 AM, said:

Any particular reason you are going ivy bridges and not the newer haswell?


@Modi123_1, I didn't realize that the Haswells were newer. I had done some light reading on both and somehow deduced that
the ivy bridges were better. I believe I came to that notion reading this thread:

http://www.tomshardw...155-socket.html

Some of the users kept referring to the Haswells as 'hasfails', and so forth; wherefore, I figured the Ivy's were
a better processor, or at least a processor with a better track record.

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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:23 AM

From reading that my guess is it is a 'hasfail' for folks on the ivy bridges now. My theory is if you are jumping brand new then get the latest as you are lacking a prior comparison or legacy hardware.

As it is - the 1000W power supply seems a bit on the overkill.

Over all not a bad setup. Did you budget for an OS?

If you are planning on doing an SSD for your OS I would advocate throwing that in the lot first.. and not have to do the reinstall shimmy dance a few months into using the system.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

Could probably drop down to a 750 watt ps . I would advocate a hybrid HD.
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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:41 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 29 May 2014 - 09:23 AM, said:

From reading that my guess is it is a 'hasfail' for folks on the ivy bridges now. My theory is if you are jumping brand new then get the latest as you are lacking a prior comparison or legacy hardware.

As it is - the 1000W power supply seems a bit on the overkill.

Over all not a bad setup. Did you budget for an OS?

If you are planning on doing an SSD for your OS I would advocate throwing that in the lot first.. and not have to do the reinstall shimmy dance a few months into using the system.



View Postastonecipher, on 29 May 2014 - 09:25 AM, said:

Could probably drop down to a 750 watt ps . I would advocate a hybrid HD.


@Modi123_1, I've found a pretty well reviewed Haswell i5 and since you seem to really know what you're talking about I feel a lot more confident about the Haswells then ever before. I agree, not having a base of comparison, I don't think I'll be very disappointed going with the latest technology. If I had totally swapped out Motherboards just to get one and then didn't see much better results maybe, but since we're starting from scratch...

By the way, here's the processor I found as featured on Newegg: Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570; URL: http://www.newegg.co...6-896-_-Product

@Astonecipher, both you and Modi123_1 have suggested toning down the PS. I wasn't very sure on how much power I would need; is there a good way to calculate that? Since both of you think I don't need as much as 1k and you suggest 750 watts, I think I'll go that route. Also, I hadn't given Hybrid HD's much thought either. With regards to going that route or the SSD route for that matter, I guess I can try to wait a little longer and save up for one. I don't mind re-installing my system, but perhaps I could save myself the head ache by just avoiding it.

Question: how much space would I need just to run my system and programs? SSD drives aren't cheap unless Hybrids are a little more reasonable. I wonder if I could just install my OS on a smaller SSD and then run programs and store files on the hybrid.

The OS I'm planning on starting with is Linux Ubuntu and then run parallel Windows 7.

To be perfectly honest with you both, it has been a couple of years out of high school since I built my first computer (that was when they were just coming out with quad-cores). I'm very thankful for both of your keen understanding of technology and it will go a very long way in helping me make better decisions for a system I hope will have a good lasting return on investment.

Oh! Before I forget and if you get a chance to tell me what you think, I found a another Asus motherboard I'm considering to pair up with my Haswell i5: http://www.newegg.co...1-989-_-Product

There's also this one I've been watching, but I can't quite justify the cost...

http://www.newegg.co...1-976-_-Product

The thermal armor is really all I'm super attractive too, plus the amount of reviews...

Cheers!

~Q

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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

750w is good. Honestly check the min requirements for the videocard first.. and then scale up. 750-800w are good for a typical setup.. places like tomshardware or anatech typically have info on power draws if you do a dual card setup..

As for space.. that's questionable. Go look at what a recommended install for both OSs and make some logical assumptions. Heck binging "ssd size for <insert OS> install" and you get some suggestions back. Windows is typically a 25-40g venture.. so, minimum, 128gb drive just to give space for other OS and updates.

As for space for your other programs? Who knows.. I don't know what you are installing, but that's what the other harddrive is for. My main drive I barely crack half a 500gb.. so.. make the call.

As for your love affair with Asus - do whatcha gotta do. Compare reviews, specs, prices. Personally I am a little less restrictive on my brands as well as try to not pay for a "pretty looking board".

With the haswells - if you want a performance board keep looking at the Z87 series. I made the jump when they first came out and picked an H87 board. It hasn't let me down and was better in my price range.

Explained:
http://www.pugetsyst...difference-473/
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Re: Custom Computer Build for Video Editing and Programing

Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:16 PM

Fantastic insight. Thank you for the useful information and link!

Kudos, a thousand times a thousand!

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