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    Question Is This Rig Suitable for After Effects cs5

    Is This Rig Suitable for After Effects cs5 and other editing programs.

    i know its powerfull but i just want other people's opinions.


    Its a Custom Mesh

    Elite 750 HD

    System Base Price: £ 509.79

    Intel® Core™ i5 750 Quad Core Processor (2.66GHz, 8MB Cache) - LGA1156

    Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium pre-installed

    ThermalTake V5 Black Edition Gaming Chassis

    300W Desktop Power Supply

    Foxconn P55MX Mainboard - Intel Core™ i5 / i7 - LGA 1156 / uATX

    4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - (2x2GB)

    1TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive with 32MB Buffer

    22x Dual Layer DVD Writer Super Format +R/-R/RW/RAM

    1GB ATI Radeon HD5450 Graphics Accelerator GDDR3

    22" Widescreen TFT Monitor - Full HD 1920x1080 5ms D-Sub, DVI [upg £ 123.40]

    Multi-Format Memory Card Reader -(52-in-1 Internal) [upg £ 8.51]

    7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound

    Trust Wireless Slimline Media Deskset - Keyboard & Mouse [upg £ 17.02]

    Free Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter Edition

    Free Cyberlink Video Editing Utility Suite - 7 titles (oem)

    BullGuard Internet Security ver. 9 - 90 Day Trial - AntiVirus/Firewall/Backup

    Supports up to 14 USB 2.0 ports (8x mid-board, 6x back panel) - P55MX
    Network Ready PCIe Gigabit LAN

    Total £ 823.98

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    Have you compared it against Adobe's recommendations?
    system requirements | Adobe After Effects CS5

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    Thank you

    Adobe After Effects CS5 requires a 64-bit operating system.

    * Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); 64-bit support required
    * 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 7
    * 2GB of RAM
    * 3GB of available hard-disk space plus 2GB of space for optional content; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
    * 1280x1024 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
    * DVD-ROM drive

    i know it will work.

    do you think this is reasonably priced??

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    Do you think this is reasonably priced and a good spec for editing software?

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    I have no idea about the reasonableness of the price, but if it reaches the min specs for the software, then it is adequate. But 'Good' is less easily defined.
    Personally (IMHO etc), I might choose to have more RAM, eg: 2x4GB instead of 2x2GB - or more, and 2 hard drives (not just one), and two monitors (one larger than 22").
    I have only used a few video editing applications, but they all become more useable when there is plenty of available screen area, when I don't have to squint at a small screen; and when disk activity and rendering time are reduced.

    Having said that; my suggestions could be added at a later date. I would recommend checking that the PC could support a 2nd drive at a future date; and whether the mboard could support the original 2*2Gb; plus an additional 2*4Gb (ie: total of 12Gb).

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