Building a Editing Desktop ? Where do most folk start ?

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Manzur Fahim
Manzur Fahim Senior Member • Posts: 1,872
Re: Building a Editing Desktop ? Where do most folk start ?

DaveKaiPiper wrote:

Where do most folk start ?

Rough Spec list , any thoughts ?

  1. Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
  2. Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit x 2
  3. ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  4. Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
  5. Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III
  6. EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit,

The CPU is good, one of the fastest at the moment. Motherboard needs to be changed.

You will need a lot of RAM, about 2GB out of that 8GB is going to be used by Windows.

The SSD you mentioned is not one of the recent fast ones, go for Corsair Force GT or Samsung 840 Pro.

The Graphics card is an overkill. Get something cheaper and buy more RAM.

My recently built PC:

AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8 Core CPU

ASUS Crosshair V Formula Mainboard

32GB Kingstong HyperX Beast 2133MHz DDR3 Memory

240GB Corsair Force GT SSD


2 x 4TB Hitachi 7200 RPM 64MB SATA III (RAID 1)

3 x 3TB Seagate SV35 7200 RPM 64MB SATA III (RAID 5)

1 x 1TB WD Velociraptor 10000 RPM SATA III (Scratch Drive)

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