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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!
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.
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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