February 17, 2015 at 7:16AM


Upgrading my hardware

Hi guys,
I'm looking to upgrade my workspace for 4K workflow and for a generally more demanding and aggressive grading work.

I'm looking for a reliable storage/work solution for my project files, for I think this is the real bottleneck in my hardware; as it turns out - my present solution (using regular HDs or external HDs through usb 3.0) does not cut it anymore.
I'm using nvidia quadro k4000 GPU and (a rather old) Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 2700K, sitting on the board msi Z77A g45.
Perhaps I should upgrade my mother board for some thunderbolt solution?
I'd love to hear your recommendations on storage solutions. I don't mind upgrading my board/cpu either, and my budget can get high as $3k
Many thanks for the helpers!


Start with a Thunderbolt 2 motherboard ( there are a few around ) and then look for a good Thunderbolt 2 RAID box. A more up to date GPU will also help with rendering and playback speed. ( I cut my rendering time in half on my ancient i7 box by adding an AMD R9 280X GPU )

February 17, 2015 at 11:22AM, Edited February 17, 11:22AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Yes, or you can have a Nvidia solution (new)

February 18, 2015 at 4:13AM

Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director

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