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Building Your First Computer for Video Editing? Dave Dugdale Has a Guide for You

01.23.13 @ 4:30PM Tags : , , ,

Anyone can go out and buy a computer system, but to truly get something that is customized for video editing, and won’t cost you a bundle, you’ll probably be looking at buying the parts yourself and putting it together. We’ve got our very own Hackintosh guide to help you build a computer specifically designed to handle Mac OSX, but your options are certainly less limited if you’ve decided that you just want to build a Windows PC. Dave Dugdale, from Learning DSLR Video, is building his first computer, and he has compiled all of this information to help you along in your own journey. Here is the video from Dave:

The list of parts from the build:


As Dave says, some people might think this is overkill, but this is a computer that’s going to run all of the latest applications extremely well, like Premiere and After Effects, and since Dave believes he might be using a RAW camera a few years from now, this is a good system to handle those kinds of files. I’m not positive if all of these parts are 100% compatible with OSX, but most of them should work with a bit of fiddling (don’t quote me on that). That doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best choice if you’re looking to build a system to handle both Windows and Mac, but if you’re strictly looking at system for PC work only (or even Linux), this is going to be a blazing fast computer for the next couple of years.

How does this compare to any recent computers you have built? Do you have anything to add or subtract from the parts list above? Let us know in the comments.

Link: Dave’s Monster Video Editing Computer Build — Learning DSLR Video

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  • I see in Dave’s video that he mounted the 2 Noctua fans above the H100i radiator both functioning as outtake fans.
    However, some others install 1 fan on each side of the radiator.
    What would be the proper install ?

  • All of the parts in that list are 100% compatible with Hackintosh. But you will need to use some codes to acess Mountain Lion for the 1º time. Watch BOB ROCHE on youtube. He has a series called Hackintosh Hardware with this Motherboard.

  • I just specked this package in Canada and bought it for $3k with tax. Thank you for doing the homework!
    Jules

  • I love this system (built it from these specs- thank you for the homework!!!) …. runs fast but I would add one more hard drive for Client files and an SD card reader.

  • Doris Johnson on 06.28.13 @ 11:32PM

    The computer you build for $2385.00 does it have FIRE WIRE PORTS, 4 AND 6 PIN PORTS?
    I USE A P.C NEVER USED A MAC.
    I USED ADOBE PREMIER 11
    HOW MUCH TO BUILD ONE WITH THESE PORTS.
    I LOVES TO DO VIDEO EDITING FOR FOR CABLE SHOW BUT SINCE THE COMPUTERS DOES NOT COME WITH FIRE WIRE IT IS HARD FOR ME, BECAUSE I PURCHASED A SONY DVCAM RECORDER TO EDIT MY TAPES FROM. CAN YOU HELP WITH THIS INFORMATION PLEASE. THANK YOU

  • There is a newer version of GTX 680 “FTW” 4gb, but is EVGA GeForce GTX 680+ 4096 MB GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/mHDMI/DP/SLI Graphics Card (04G-P4-3685-KR) the same? I get confused there.

  • Thomas Pound on 01.30.14 @ 7:59PM

    What about a good sound card?

  • This is a great tip particularly to thosse fresh to the
    blogosphere. Simple but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

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