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September 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM #70361LeagueParticipant
Hi guy, I’m new in this forum, my name is mario and I’m an editor and 2d compositor with AE and Combustion. For editing I use Avid MC.
The reason to get into this forum is becaise I saw the great review videomaker did on the Dell Precision T7600.
I’m planning to buy one of them, but the one that you reviewed was top notch, about $12,000. The one I will order is $6,000, half of that.
Normally I work with HD footage but I want to have enough power to handle 4k if necessary.
Question I have is about graphic card, processor and what is must have in a workstaion like this because for me it’s a lot of money and I have to be careful and make no mistakes making the order.
Checkin the avid graphic cards specifications, the recommend a Nvidia Quadro 2gb 4000. I want to put a dual of that, two of them or the Quadro 5000. What do think will perform better, specially for the 3 main softwares, AvidMC, AE and combustion. Or maybe the Nvidia Quadro K5000, 4GB.
Processors, I’ll put Two Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2630 (Six Core, 2.3GHz, 15M, 7.2 GT/s) . It’s this ok?
I have an external raid Caldigit, so I won’t put one in the tower.
Memory 16 gigs
What else do you think it should have yes or yes….
Please, anyfeedback is appriciated.
September 13, 2013 at 7:44 AM #208638videoworksjhMember
I might be of some help to you. I went through the Dell learning curve and what I came up with has helped me . I went to Fry electronics and had a tower built per my specifications and it saved me a lot of money! And I received good quality components. Dell puts in some good things and then athrow in some junk. I run a 850 Watt tower with a 10,000 RPM C Dr. and to 7400 RPM drives. I run a GeForce GTX 670 graphics card and AI seven quad core processor with 12 gigs of RAM. I also run premiere Pro cc and all of the Adobe products using their cloud applications. When the dust settled on this project if memory serves I had around $1500 invested. The same machine. I've read about runs around $4000. And this machine runs premiere Pro and Photoshop and other applications simultaneously. Good luck, I'll never buy a production machine again not for such heavy lifting as video editing
September 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM #208650designcbtsParticipant
That's great information – will they build laptop (desktop replacements) too?
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