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- February 3, 2006 at 2:13 PM #44669AnonymousInactive
I am gonna build a computer that I will use mainly for Adobe Premiere Pro, Aftereffects, Audition, Encore and Photoshop. I need to transfer VHS and Hi-8 Home videos to DVD. I will also be editing these videos using quite a few effects and transitions. I will also be learning to do animated cartoons using AfterEffects. I just need to know what parts i will need for what i am doing. This is what i have from my previous computer:
180GB Internal Hard Drive
120GB external Hard Drive
500 Watt ATX PSU
Creative SB Audigy 4 (WDM)
NVIDIA GeForce FX5700LE 128MB
2x PNY 512MB DDR
Any suggestions on what i need or if any of the items i have should be replaced. I was also wondering if a processor with Hyperthreading would be better?
Other than probably a case, I would definitely get a processor with HT or a Dual core (Pentium D). Adobe is specially designed to take advantage of this technology. Everything you have there looks great but I would add a second hard drive for storage (or, better yet, a RAID with 2 drives. most new mobos support RAID-0 which is the one that writes alternating data to 2 hard drives making it act as 1 and making for blazing fast access times) and use the current one as a system/os drive. Hard drives are very inexpensive now. You obviously need a new Mobo that will support the processor and all the other stuff you have (there are tons of different configurations out there). The video card you have should be just fine. I would also go for 1 more GB of RAM (also pretty cheap). A DVD Burner is obvious too and again, very cheap. Looks like you are in good shape for a pretty blazin system! You should be well set for under $500-$600. Let me know if you have any questions!
Get an AMD chip for video rendering.. I have the new 3800 x2 dual core, very nice!
I’m going to be using the same software package. I went with a dual Xeon setup (3 ghz each). 2 gb RAM, 3 HD’ (1 for the OS, 2 for storage). A Matrox video card to see 2 monitor with output to a tv. I’ll use onboard sound for now but I may add a X-Fi card later. I just need to get a new case and PSU to get going.
Most Mobos seem to come with RAID support but make sure it does before you buy. You cant afford to not use RAID with 2 storage drives!
But what about using 2 SATA drives independantly? One for capturing and the other for final renders? That’s what I’d like to do anyway.