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Building a new PC was created by BobH

Hi all,
I am hoping that some of you with more knowledge than I will be able to offer some comments and advice before I invest in a new PC which will be solely for video editing.

My current PC dates from 2010 which is a lifetime for computers. It is based on an old Intel Core I7 CPU 950 and an ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard. It also has an old ATI Radeon HD 5700 series graphics card. I use this to edit Full HD AVCHD video and then render to high quality mp4 for archive purposes and also for Blu-ray authoring. It has served me well but it is time to move on and I will soon be moving to UHD video.

So what spec. to choose? As the PC will be used solely for video editing I am looking at the following spec.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight Core CPU (3.4GHz-3.8GHz/20MB CACHE/AM4.
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO (DDR4, 6Gb/s, CrossFire/SLI).
32 GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 16GB).
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP.
512GB SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB?R, 2100MB/W)
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE.
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD ULTRA QUIET PSU.
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 120 High Performance Liquid Cooler.

These are the main specs I am contemplating and I would appreciate any comments before purchase.

I also will move from VEGAS PRO14 to VEGAS PRO15 to be able to use graphic acceleration from the new NVIDIA Card.

Thanks for ready.
BobH
11 Apr 2018 22:53 #1

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Building a new PC

There is nothing I can add 8-)
You have put together a great PC build for video editing!
:idea: Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems. If you would like to share some love, post a customer testimonial or make a donation.
Peace :)
12 Apr 2018 12:12 #2

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Replied by NJGUY on topic Building a new PC

Hi Bob, I too am looking to build a new pc what are some of the prices for what you listed? How did it go with your build?
04 Sep 2018 03:14 #3

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Replied by BobH on topic Building a new PC

Hi there, just found this post.

My new PC was built by PCSpecialist and is great. The cost was about £2000 but could be cheaper if you have the knowledge and skill to do it yourself. Like any build, as soon as it is done a new spec. arrives; AMD Ryzen 2 came out very soon after my build and would no doubt have been even better.

The main spec. is as follows.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight Core CPU (3.4GHz-3.8GHz/20MB CACHE/AM4)
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO (DD4, 6Gb/s, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready.
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 16GB).
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready.
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE.
512GB SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 2100MB/W).
16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD +-RW & Software.
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET.
Noctura NH-U14S Ultra Quiet Performance CPU Cooler.
Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit Operating System.

The system is great and I have had no problems so far. It loads quickly and is very fast compared to my old Intel I7 4 core.

I use Vegas Pro 15 for all my editing, which at present is 1920x1080 50p AVCHD from my video camera. I bought the new system as I hope to move to Ultra HD shortly but have yet to try this at present. A few key points I note at present are the following:

When playing timeline video I can set the Preview to Best Full or sometimes Good Full, depending on the FX added. With my old system I used Preview Auto.
When rendering I use the MAGIX HEVC/AAC MP4 Format and the Internet HD 1080p 50 fps (NVIDIA NVENC) Template. With my NVIDIA 1060 card rendering times are now very quick and a fraction of the time with my old system.

All in all a very satisfied Bunny!!!

BobH
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05 Sep 2018 23:19 #4

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Replied by NJGUY on topic Building a new PC

Thanks will see what I can do. :-)
09 Sep 2018 22:06 #5

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